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1997 Chevrolet Headlight problem

I have a 1997 Chevrolet S10 and for a long time now my headlights used to flash from high or low beam to daytime running light all by themselves. Now my headlights won't even turn on. All that lights up now is my daytime running lights. When I turn the light switch on my headlights go off completely. I've already changed the daytime running light module and it had no effect. Any suggestions?

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  • webright Aug 08, 2008

    I have the same problem of the headlights going from on to daylight driving lights and then to back on. Now the headlights will not come on at all. (All parking/break lights still work so I do not believe it is a fuse.) I heard a clicking noise coming from under the dash that sounded like it was in the area of the glove box. Any idea what I should be looking for when I get under there to investigate?

  • twomack4 Dec 10, 2008

    headlights work with engine running, no lights when I turn on switch

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    Exactly as the first blogger!.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    Hi I'm having a problem with my2008 Chevy uplander the daytime lights and washer fluid won't stop running even when it's not turned on

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    Hi I'm having a problem with my2008 Chevy uplander the daytime lights and washer fluid won't stop running even when it's not turned on

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    hi i recently changed the passanger side headlight no my 2007 pontiac vibe, now when i leave my switch on automatic headlights all i have is marker lights and when i turn off the ignition the alarm sounds for the headlights telling me they are still on even though they are in the automatic position. i have to turn them to off now all the time and cannot leave the switch in the auto position any suggestions what i can do to fix this problem
    thanks

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    No day time running lights or headlights

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    headlights open when runnings light are turned on

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We had the same exact symptoms right down to the clicking noise under the dash. A friend who is a mechanic provided all the wiring diagrams, etc and when we pulled the dash we found that there was another enclosure behind the dash.....we stopped there.......

....waited a few days, did some research and decided since a replacement headlight switch was about $50.00 the easiest route was to to swap that out hoping it would fix the problem....was also a very easy installation.

Turns out that fixed the problem. Good luck!!!

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Did you try removing the DRL fuse to disable the daytime running lights, and double check your bulbs and fuses for the regular headlights? I'm not much of a mechanic but I'll take that fuse box before messing with anything else.

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All of my running lights and blinkers work and high beams but no low beams on my 1997 Chevrolet TahoeA


Headlamps Inoperative - Low Beams

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Action

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DEFINITION: This diagnostic procedure should only be used if the high beam headlamps are operating properly and the low beams are inoperative.

1

Did you perform the Headlights System Check?
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Go to Step 2
Go to Headlight System Check

2

  1. Turn the headlamp and panel dimmer switch to the ON position.
  2. Move the headlamp dimmer switch to the LOW position.
  3. Backprobe the headlamp dimmer switch connector with a J 35616-200 from cavity A to ground.

Does the test lamp light?
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Go to Step 3
Go to Step 5

3

  1. Remove the daytime running lamp relay.
  2. Connect a J 35616-200 at cavity G5 to ground.

Does the test lamp light?
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Go to Step 4
Go to Step 6

4

  1. Re-install the daytime running lamp relay.
  2. Backprobe cavity B at the high/low beam headlamp with the headlamp dimmer switch in the LOW position.

Does the test lamp light?
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Go to Step 7
Go to Step 8

5

Replace the headlamp dimmer switch.

Is the repair complete?
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Go to Headlight System Check
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6

Repair the open in CKT 359 (PPL) between the headlamp dimmer switch and the daytime running lamp relay.

Is the repair complete?
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Go to Headlight System Check
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7

Replace the high/low beam headlamps.

Is the repair complete?
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Go to Headlight System Check
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8

  1. Inspect for an open in CKT 12 (TAN) between the daytime running lamp relay and S120, repair as necessary.
  2. Replace the daytime running lamp relay if no open was found in CKT 12 (TAN) between the daytime running lamp relay and S120.

Is the repair complete?
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Go to Headlight System Check
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