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DRL instrument light comes on periodically. Sometimes the daytime running comes on when I start the car & sometimes they don't come on. The low beam headlights always work when they are manually turned on but the hi beams sometimes come on & sometimes only the passenger side come on. When the lights are working properly the hi beam indicator (blue headlight symbol) comes on but when only the passenger side hi beam comes on the instrument indicator does not come on. What's with that? Scott in Calgary

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  • jshthompson Oct 04, 2010

    I will book an appointment this week, hopefully this will correct the problem. Thanks.

  • jshthompson Oct 07, 2010

    yup it was the DRL module

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Hi! Definitely a headlight relay problem. You will need to replace the head light relay to correct this issue. Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa!

Posted on Oct 04, 2010

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    dj_relly999 Oct 04, 2010

    alrighty, no problem. Good luck on this.

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Step
Action
Value(s)
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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NO - Go to Daytime Running Lights (DRL) System Check
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