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DRL staying on killing battery, disconnected DRLs and now no high beams. Cause?

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You need a new DRL module. It is under the hood on the radiator support. Hope this helps

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97 geo metro, low beams won't work, high beams work. dlr doesn't work either

DLR, you meant DRL? day light running lamps>?
are you in canada, if yes, that be good to say , yah?
and if so, the wiring is all unique there, as it is on all cars in all countries (laws )
to fix DRL in ANY car you need (unless luck and inspections fail)
is called a SCHEMATIC. with that and any $10 volt meter this job is easy.
so what do we know. we know the 2 fuses are not BLOWN.
we know that DRL runs low beams. and fails
we know that DRL does not run Highs ever. (top clue)
my guess is FLASH works too, and is clue 2.
clue 3, is the HL relay is good, or high beams would be dead except on FLASH.
the first thing to do with DLR failure. is to pull the module
and see the burnt pins, as all Geo/Suz. love to do.... weak parts.
now some DRL rules. the DRL has logic, and if the inputs to it
fail the DRL fails.
the hand brake most work, that is the switch and the brake lamp on the dash must go out, does it?
rule 2. the DRL lamp on the dash does it work>? normally?

the DRL runs lows.
and the DRL has 2 modes, for DRL
DRL , with the dimming resistor active (DRL mode is dim)
DRL , bypassed mode, driver selects Lows.
the DRL logic sees you do that and exits, DRL dim mode for full bright low beams.
that i show it all works.
see this drawing.
ask how to test it more.. its not hard, ask.

here it is.
sorry that fixya add image sux.. truely.

or measure the voltage on all pins (dlr module)
tell me?them.?
and I tell you whats wrong.but look for burned pins first ,hint hint


Oct 17, 2014 | 1997 Geo Metro

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Daytime Running Lights Inoperative 2002 Toyota Camry

[Information] For a 2002 Toyota Camry, the Daytime Running Lights (DRL) operate utilizing the High Beams (inner Lamps closer to the center of the vehicle front) at a reduced power.

[The troubleshooting process:] Review the Owner's Manual and ensure the test configuration matches the following criteria:
1. According to the 2002 Toyota Camry Owner's Manual (Check your Owners Manual):
"The DRL system will make your headlights come on at a reduced brightness when:
The light switch s in the "DRL" position.
The ignition is on with the engine running.
The headlight switch is off.
The parking brake is released."

2. Set the Test Conditions according to Step 1 above.

3. Check the headlight bulbs to ensure they are not burned out. If one burns out, there is a fair chance that the other would have burned out at the same time. Replace as necessary. In this case, if the high beams operate, the DRLs should also operate.
4. Test the system, ensuring the step 1 conditions are set. (Engine running, Multi-function Switch on Turn Signals in "DRL" position, headlight switch off (repeating what the manual says -- it should be obvious that in the "DRL" position, the headlight switch should be off / do not have the switch positioned to "High Beam"), and the Parking Brake "off").
5. If DRL lights do not work, check the engine compartment Fuse and Relay Box. there is a 5 Amp DRL fuse -- replace it with the spare. Test (step 4).
6. If it does not work, swap around or replace relays -- there are three (3). Any one of them could be bad (stuck or burned out). Test (step 4).
7. Other less likely possible issues could be that the Multi-function Switch is broken or a connection / wire is broken. [Beyond the scope of this process.]

My problem was that the test configuration did not have the engine running and parking brake off - Step 1. Problem solved with much thought, repetitive tests on the vehicle and going back to the basics -- what does the Owner's Manual say and where are the applicable fuses and relays located?

Dec 30, 2011 | 2002 Toyota Camry

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1988 L200 head lights turn on and off while driving

There's headlight relays for both low and high beam (if I recall correctly) and a main relay (on the junction box near the battery). I'd guess initially that a relay is faulty.

If its the daytime running lights (DRLs) that are flashing the high beam on and off, they are controlled by a combined oscillator and relay box (looks like a large relay can). This box provides about 9v to the HB lights to provide the DRL function. You can disconnect the DRL box and see if the problem goes away.

HB and LB are separate from the DRL circuits. If the HB or LB are flashing (ie at night), I'd suspect the main relay.


Jun 28, 2011 | 1988 Mitsubishi Pickup

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Dim headlight don't work but bright does and bulbs are ok

Several things on your cavalier could cause this to happen...
If it's just your high-beams, low-beams, or DRL that are out (just one), start with the DRL relay (in the fuse box). If that's not it, and it's not the DRL, try the multi-function switch (the thing attached to the left of your steering wheel, the headlight switch/cruise control switch). If all that checks out ok the next place to look under the hood... there is a pin-out connector/harness under the battery box (located in the front on the driver's side) that may be corroded. It is attached to the underside, and not easy to see without a mirror. If there is corrosion on the battery box, this connector is probably corroded as well...anything that runs off the battery will find it's way to this connector.

Note for anyone else that reads this: Different people will experience similar problems, sometimes with the low-beams, sometimes with the highs, because of different corrosion patterns and the DRLs being run from different bulbs.
Good luck...i hope this helps, please take time to rate me a fixya.

Jul 22, 2009 | 1992 Chevrolet Cavalier

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2007 Toyota RAV4 DRL out - which fuse?

My 2007 RAV4 Limited DRLs are the regular hi beams running at what looks like 1/2 voltage (6V?). I've installed an HID system for the lo beams and would like to do the same for the hi beams but don't see how would work with the stock DRL system.

Jul 02, 2009 | Toyota RAV4 Cars & Trucks

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Automatic headlights

By pushing your parking break in about 1 click (so the break isn't engaged) you can turn them off. Unfortunately disabling the DRL system is a total pain. It can be done, but since your asking this question and not just doing it I take it your not an electrcian. The power for the DRL system is delivered through the same wire that controls your High beams so it's not as simple as cutting a wire. If you know what a step down transformer looks like you can kill that and it will kill your DRL system, if you don't find someone who does and ask for their help. You can try this,
On some newer GM models it may be possible to press the "Dome Override" button 3 or 4 times within 6 seconds. This will disable the DRLs while the vehicle is running. When it is restarted, the DRL function will reset to "always on." We've heard that this works on full-size and S-series trucks.
Or this>98 and up DRL

Remove the cover on the fuse box under the hood. Locate the DRL relay. Locate pin 87A and 30 on the relay. DO NOT MODIFY PINS 87A OR 30. Bend or cut the other pins off the relay. ( I recommend bending the pin incase you bend the wrong one, you can always straighten it). Then plug the realy back in and check to make sure the DRLs are off and you still have high beams
or this>99 and up AHL

Remove passenger side speaker grill on dash. Unplug wire from the light sensor (little ball sticking up from the grill). Insert 2.2k Ohm 1/2 watt resistor into plug, and use a zip tie to strap the plug down to the dash. Reinstall grill.

Like I said if none of that makes sense to you find a kid that builds computers or an electrician it will make sense to them. Don't do anything that you can't undo. Good Luck!

May 11, 2009 | 2002 Chevrolet S-10

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The daytime running indicator flickers on the dash. Could it be the fuse needs to be replaced? Thanks Lori

The drl controler is bad. You can unplug it to make the drl light stop doing that however it will disable the drls. the controller is above the gas pedal under the dash near the center counsel. its a tight fit but i managed to do it without injury.

Oct 15, 2008 | 2004 Chevrolet Aveo

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Left blinker works, but left daytime running light does not.

The DRL is usually a high beam run at about 80%. Do both high beam bulbs work? If not, replace the bad one. If they do work as high beams but not as DRLs, replace the DRL relay.

Aug 02, 2008 | Pontiac Montana Cars & Trucks

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High Beam Indicator blinking

My lights have had this problem for months. From time to time I try to fix it, but I have learned the following:

1. [EASY SOLUTION] After turning off the car and turning off the headlights, when I pull the headlight switch back (toward me) and then let go, the running lights turn off. [/EASY]

Extra information that I haven't figured out how to use yet:

2. Apparently the DRL bulbs operate through the high-beam bulbs; this is why you get the high-beam light when the DRLs are broken (or whatever) and why you can turn them off with the high-beam switch.

3. My wife took the car out for a fluid change once and said the mechanic pointed at a light on the car and said, "that bulb's out," and that if she fixed it the DRL's would work normally, but she forgot which light it was. He even told her what bulb it needed. I took it to the same place and no one knew what I was talking about.

I don't think about trying to fix this very often since I realized I could turn the lights off with the high-beam switch. I used to worry that that blinker was somehow draining the battery, but it never has (whereas I once drained a brand new battery just by leaving the interior light on all night). I hope I've helped!


Jul 29, 2008 | 2001 Toyota Corolla

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