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My headlights on my 1996 jimmy wont work only daytime running lights

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Check your multifunction switch to see if the current to the headlamps is going through.

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SOURCE: 1997 Chevrolet Headlight problem

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!!!

Posted on Aug 13, 2008

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SOURCE: 2002grand am daytime running lights

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I had the "service vehicle soon" light come twice with in 1 year. First the heald light bulbs were gone. Replaced the head light bulbs and after 2 starts the "service vehicle soon" light was gone.

The second time the DRL - #194 amber bulbs were gone. Replaced these and the "service vehicle soon" light was gone after 2 starts. The DRLs are housed in the headlamp housing, the tiny bulbs beside the head light.

Posted on Nov 24, 2008

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SOURCE: Headlights won't turn on. Daytime running lights stay on.

My 2002 S10 had the same problem, I pulled off the bottom of the dashboard and bottom of the steering wheel cover (around 8 bolts). There's a plug on the left side behind the cruise control/high beam stalk with several wires attached to it. Turns out some of the wires had become brittle and moving the steering wheel up and down caused them to short. The four small wires for the cruise control all broke off. I pulled out the metal pins and reattached them to the wires, worked for a while...

Posted on Oct 07, 2009

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SOURCE: 2000 silverado The daytime running lights were not

check to see if something is blocking the daylight sensor on the dash. If it is not being blocked check to see if the relay for the automatic lights is stuck. If any of these issues are happening then the headlights would be on switching off the daytime running lights

Posted on Oct 16, 2009

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SOURCE: daytime headlights wont go off

For starters unplug the battery so it won't go dead. It sounds like an electrical problem possible relay or module gone back. Be careful with this electrical stuff, get a pro to check it out.

Posted on Dec 17, 2009

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