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Instrument panel lights to dim in daytime


The dimmer switch only works when the headlights are on, When they are off there is a light sensor on the dash that takes over and adjusts the dash lights as needed. It sounds like yours has gone out.

Jul 04, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

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Dim head lamps and day light running lamps won't come on my 2000 Buick lasabre


Daytime Running Lamps
With the daytime running lamps (DRL) programmed to be on, the DRL will operate when the ignition switch is in the ON position, the gear selector lever is out of the PARK position, the headlamp switch is in the OFF or PARK position, and the ambient light sensor indicates daytime conditions. Battery positive voltage (B+) is supplied to the DRL relay coil through the underhood fuse block. Battery positive voltage is supplied through the underhood fuse block FOG/DRL Fuse to the DRL relay normally open contact. The DRL relay normally closed contact receives ground for normal high headlamp operation. When the dash integration module (DIM) determines that conditions are right for the DRL, the DIM grounds the DRL relay coil. This energizes the DRL relay coil and closes the switch to the normally open contact. Battery positive voltage (B+) is supplied to the LH and RH high beam headlamps in series. The high beam headlamps split the voltage and each lights at half intensity. Current will follow the path from the DRL relay to the LH high beam headlamp, HDHIBML Fuse, HDHIBMR Fuse, the RH high beam headlamp, then to ground.
Does your vehicle have
Twilight Sentinel
The twilight delay switch in the headlamp switch is supplied a reference voltage from the instrument panel integration module (IPM). It is supplied a reference ground from the IPM. The switch is a potentiometer that resistance varies as the switch is moved. The IPM receives an input voltage proportional to the resistance of the potentiometer. The IPM sends a class 2 message to the dash integration module (DIM) indicating the on/off status and delay length for the twilight sentinel. With the twilight sentinel in an ON position, the DIM will automatically control the headlamps on/off status depending on the nighttime/daytime status of the ambient light sensor. The DIM will use the twilight sentinel delay length to know how long to keep the headlamps and park lamps on after the ignition switch transitions from ON to OFF during nighttime conditions.
If you don't know about these things you best bet is to take it to an ASE certified repair shop or the dealer .
If you
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Nov 30, 2015 | Buick Cars & Trucks

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My headlights come on automatically even during the day; also the lcd display on the clock and temperature displays are too dim to read during the day. Can you advise what might cause this? GMC 2000 Safari...


As a rule you will likely need a new daytime running light module,some GM's need the instrument cluster replaced because the module is built into them,check with the dealers parts department.

Apr 13, 2010 | 2000 GMC Safari

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Alero: low beams as bright as Daytime runners while brights work?


Look for the relay for the head lights,it may be bad.Also look for a bad ground.And check the bulbs too.

Nov 04, 2009 | 2003 Oldsmobile Alero

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I have a 2006 Ford Focus. The Headlights come on when I turn on the Ignition and stay on until I switch the Car off. The Light switch has no effect whatsoever. Can anybody tell me how I can remove the...


Kev,
This is normal for that vehicle.
It is for safely during the daytime. It is called DRL (Daytime Running Lamps). You can pull the DRL fuse and no harm will happen; however, you should allow them to stay on.
You may have noticed two things:
1. The lights are somewhat dim and not full brightness (normal).
2. Look around when you drive, many cars have DRL...

Oct 01, 2009 | Ford Focus Cars & Trucks

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Daytime runing lights no working


DRL RELAY IS UNDER THE HOOD IN ELECTRICAL CENTER.THE DRL RELAY OR BCM COULD BE THE PROBLEM.IF DRL RELAY DONT FIX IT.MAKE SURE BULBS IS GOOD.IF ALL IS GOOD.YOUR BCM CAN BE THE PROBLEM.

Jul 14, 2009 | 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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When you turn the lights on in the daytime (during rain) the console dims out. Honda accord, 2004


It's supposed to. The console is brighter during the day so that you can see it. At night, that same level of intensity is too bright. When you turn them on during the day, the car doesn't know whether it's day or night, so they get dimmer.

Jun 16, 2009 | 1990 Honda Accord

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Headlights wont work


Well...lets start with the obvious. Check fuses and NEVER piggyback any stereo or security stuff into their fuses...you dont want the lights to shut down during a night drive!!
Check under the hood for a relay center...also has some fuses there as well.

The Daytime Running Lamps are a "straight through wiring configuration". Doubt it even goes through a headlight switch at all.
But the regular lights do.
Unless you've worked on the front of the car and forgot to plug the headlights back in, do this...
Turn the light switch on...looking at the instrument cluster , can you make the high-beam-indicator light come on?
As you rotate the headlight switch knob...does the instrument panel lights brighten or dim? You probably have a faulty headlight switch...auto stores have them...they simply plug in.

Dec 31, 2008 | 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier

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Day time running lamps


The day time running lamps are your headlights, the parking lights also conventionally known as the running lights serve no purpose during daylight hours and as such are not necessary in the daytime, and are not illuminated by the DRL module. The DRL (Daytime Running Lights) module illuminates the headlamps in a slightly dimmer state than night time dim headlamps, but does not turn on the conventional running lights. The only way you'll get conventional running lights during the day is to turn them on manually. I just reviewed the wiring schematics for that system, and the DRL relay bypasses the dimmer switch when active and prevents high beam operation, and feeds current directly to the low beam headlights, there is no connection to the parking light circuit from the DRL module wiring.

Nov 01, 2008 | 2000 GMC Sierra

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