Question about 1998 Pontiac Sunfire
If i were you i wouldn't worry about the second relay too much .because there is only one , the DRL relay !Guessing never fix's automotive electrical problems ! Testing is the name of the game , with the aid of wiring diagrams an reading an understanding how the electrical circuits work . An learning how to diagnose correctly .
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The instrument cluster controls the headlamp systems that include daytime running lamps (DRL). The system allows the headlamps to operate at a reduced intensity when all of the following conditions apply:
• The engine is running.
• The transaxle is not in the PARK position.
• The normal headlamps are not on.
The instrument cluster turns the DRL system on by grounding CKT 592, thereby energizing the DRL relay. This action allows a reduced voltage of 6 volts to flow across the headlamps. If the vehicle has the optional fog lamps, the fog lamp relay will also be energized. The park lamps will turn on and the fog lamps will operate normally. When the headlamp switch is turned to the ON position, the instrument cluster allows normal headlamp operation.
The instrument cluster also has an input from the park brake. If the park brake is in the ON position, the DRL will remain disabled until the park brake is placed in the OFF position. On vehicles with an automatic transaxle, the instrument cluster will disable the DRL until the transaxle has been taken out of the PARK position.
A rocker type switch is located on the left side of the instrument panel (IP). The rocker type switch controls the headlamps. One switch position turns on the following lamps:
• The parking lamps
• The side marker lamps
• The taillamps
• The license plate lamp
• The IP lamps
• The interior lamps
The second switch position turns on the headlamps in addition to all of the above lamps.
An IP lamp dimmer control is provided in order to vary the intensity of the IP lamps. Turn the control past the full bright detent in order to turn on the courtesy lamps.
The under hood lamp is designed to turn on under the following conditions:
• When the hood is raised
• When the parking or headlamp switch is on
You probably have a open circuit in the wiring for the passanger high beam .
Your best bet would be to have a qualified repair shop check it out . May have a broken wire somewhere in the wiring harness .
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 1998 Pontiac Sunfire backup lamp
I see this a lot at the autoparts store I work at....
Go to your local parts store and inquire about a backup light switch. Be specific though because there is also a backup/neutral safety switch (for manual vehichles) this is not the part you want.
In most cases you will have power at the pigtail but when put in reverse the switch will not function properly and actually cut power to the lights. I offer no garanty that this will solve your problem, it is just an issue I see often and is typically the solution.
FYI: I sell 100 bulbs a day and can tell you that in a lot of cases (GM cars especially) depending on which factory your car came out of they could have used different pigtails (sockets) which require different bulbs, try one of each bulb number in the original socket and see which one fits, that one will be correct (there should also be print at the bottom of the old bulb with the correct part number on it (ignore any letters they dont mean anything).
Good luck, Hope I was of some help.
Posted on Aug 30, 2008
SOURCE: pontiac sunfire gt idle rate..
Hi if you have the metal intake there is a torx screw adjustment behind the plastic cover for throttle cable. in = more idle rpm and out =less rpm hope this helps
Posted on Dec 23, 2008
SOURCE: 2002 sunfire Drl problem
check wiring in front of washer bottle and harness will lead to passanger side follow it open up harness ussually broken wires inside causing dim or no headlights.
Posted on Jan 03, 2009
SOURCE: pontiac sunfire
I had that problem last year. I bought a new starter but it was not the correct one for my car. For the 98 there are two different starters. I bought the wrong one the first time. My step father started to put it one and realized it was not the same as the one he just pulled off. Ending up taking it with us when we returned the orginial one I bought. The orginial one I bought was about $70 the correct one was $400. The auto store did not have the correct one listed as a replacement part. Until the number off of the part was keyed into the system and found out that it was just not the common replacement part.
Posted on Feb 15, 2009
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