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DRL and High Beam do not work right on Honda Accord EX 1998

With engine running and safety brake off, DRL dash yellow light is still on and running lights do not go on. When pulling lightly on the turn signal lever, the low beam headlight come on, not the high beam headlight; with headlight on, the hgh beam do not come on when I pull the turn signal enough to hear the click: the high beams do not come on; the high beam bulbs are new (just replaced). Some time while driving, the DRL light in the dash will flicker and then stays off.

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  • Jeepfan Nov 19, 2008

    Hi guys. I recently acquired a used '01 Civic, and I think that car suffers from a series of very similar symptoms...
    - DRL lit on dashboard
    - DRL sign turns off when headlights are switched on (whether high or low beams)
    - Blown DRL 10A fuse
    - Upon DRL fuse replacement, noise coming from the glove compartment area
    - Changed gray DRL relay (RC-5102); no change, same buzzing noise
    - Took off the DRL module from under the bottom left of the dash. Took it apart to inspect all solderings. No clear evidence of a cold one, but nonetheless re-soldered a few that didn't look as good as the others. Put everything back into place: same exact scenario.
    - Decided to inspect the right headlight bulb: to my surprise, the high beam wire was cut and the bulb itself was cracked in its forward portion. Went back to Canadian Tire (for the 3rd time today!) and bought a new bulb. Replaced it, and I still have the exact same problem!!

    I did notice though that the high beam is definitely linked to this problem, since even when the headlights are off, simply having the high beams on (by pressing the steering-mounted lever) turns off both the buzzing sound and DRL sign. Now that I've exhausted all of what I could try today, I'm turning to you guys; maybe someone could shed some light into this (no pun intended!!) Thanks in advance.

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Some time back I found some data on a similar website suggesting that the Day Light Running circuit board, just under the steering column, developed cracks in some of the soldered joints. Your high beams should also be affected with loss of day light running lights.
Resoldering repaired the continuity of the circuits. Ours is now working quite reliably. Some of the defective areas developed slight brownish discoloration, that's how I was told to recognise the areas to be resoldered. Hope this will help you solve your problem.

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Yes
No
1
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--
YES - Go to Step 2
NO - Go to Daytime Running Lights (DRL) System Check
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Connect a fused jumper between terminal B of the turn/hazard headlamp switch assembly harness connector C1 and ground.
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3
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4
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1
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2
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3
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