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High Beam Indicator blinking

When I turn on the car the high beam indicator blinks. When I turn on my headlights it stops. Then when I turn off the car my running lights stay on and the bell in the car continues saying your lights are on stays on as well.

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  • robby247364 Oct 08, 2008

    same damn thing i had to take out all the running light bulbs so it wouldnt drain the battery



  • allan9_6 Oct 14, 2008

    I've had the same problem. I looked at other toyota corolla forums, and they were recommending to replace the Daytime Running Light Relay or disable it. I ended up replacing the relay (it was burnt out, btw), and it worked for a day or two then the same thing happened again. I'm assuming that something else in the electrical circuit is causing this problem. I don't have the electrical schematic diagram, so I could not think of the root cause. Please help. Thanks.

  • mad77mad Oct 26, 2008

    same problem, yes to Ed - aftermarket security/keyless entry system installed

  • delusk1 Nov 15, 2008

    99 Corolla. Shut off the car and turned off the lights but the parking lights stayed on. The high beam indicator flashes off and on associated with a rather loud clicking sound under the dash. Started and stopped the car several times, fiddle with the headlight switch and the lights finally went off. Haven't even started the car since because I don't want the lights to stay on and run the battery down, and I don't want to pull the parking light fuse.

  • delusk1 Dec 02, 2008

    I had both the DRL (Daytime Running Lights) and Interface relay replaced and it was fixed. For about 2 weeks. The exact same problem is back after spending, drum roll please, $715.

  • jakh Dec 18, 2008

    2001 Corolla- DRL's and auto headlights stopped working and the high beam indicator started flashing. Checked all relays,fuses,and light sensor,good. Then the problem changed to the DRL's will not turn off even with the ignition off until the fuse is removed.

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2009

    I have the same problem. My signal lights stay on as well as my tail lights. Purchased a DRL switch and the problem was fixed for about 1 month. Then it happened again. Didn't drive the car for about 2 weeks. Started the car again and removed the DRL headlight relay. Is working fine now but will probably happen again. Does anyone have a solution? I took it to an auto electrician and stated they have never seen anything like this before.

  • Toyota Ed May 11, 2010

    Do you have a remote starter, aftermarket keyless entry or an aftermarket alarm system installed?

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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!

-Monteith

Posted on Feb 02, 2009

  • KHONHO Nov 07, 2010

    I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM, LOOK IN YOUR FUSE BOX UNDERNEATH THE DASHBOARD AND ALSO THE BUS BOARD WHERE ALL THE WHITE WIRE GO INTO. I COULD NOT FIND ANYTHING. HOWEVER, WHEN I CHECK VERY CAREFUL AND CLOSELY ONE THE WHITE GROUND WIRE TO ONE OF THEPLUG ON THE FUSE BOX GOT BROWN TO THE VERY END OF THE CONNECTION. VERY HARD TO SEE. IF YOU DO NOT EXAMINE VERY CLOSELY, MOST LIKELY YOU WILL MISS IT. IT WAS VERY HARD TO FIINE IT SINCE II'S ONLY BURN VERY CLOSELYTOTHE END OF THE TERMIATION IN THE PLUG OF THE FUSE BOX. MY ADVISE WOULD BE CHECK ALL THE WHITE WIRE ON THE PLUG AND WIRE BUS ESPECIALLY TOWARD THE END OF THE PLUG. I AM SO GLAD THAAT I FIX THE PROBLEM

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SOURCE: The high beam indicator is on. The low beams don't work.

You need a new headlight dimmer switch located on the steering column between the dash and the firewall

Posted on Jun 03, 2010

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SOURCE: High beam headligts will not come on + no dash

Sounds like a bad switch to me. If it was a relay,it would not work period.Not to mention, the switch controls the dash lights too.

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

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SOURCE: low beam headlights worked but 1 high beam out so

My mother's car was doing the same thing. The trouble ended up being the electrical connector on the bulb. It was not making contact with the plug. Once I replaced the plug the problem was corrected. The super low lights could have been due to the fact that the other bulb was not on. Try checking the connection and if that is the trouble, replace the plug if possible.

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