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Drl and pass. headlights don't work
Sunday, August 07, 2005 5:13 PM
Hello, a couple of months ago my passenger side headlight went out, and i thought it was a bad bulb. I swapped bulbs, and the passenger side low beam/drl does not work. Anywhere to start to troubleshoot? It's a 97 Sunfire.


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Re: Drl and pass. headlights don't work
Sunday, August 07, 2005 6:06 PM
relay prb went bad



Re: Drl and pass. headlights don't work
Friday, September 02, 2005 7:43 AM
Do you know where the relay is? Is it the black relay up by the front bumper?


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Re: Drl and pass. headlights don't work
Friday, September 02, 2005 9:44 PM
nope in the fuse box on driver side of dash, open ur door and u'll see a fuse cover, its the only big black relay in there



Re: Drl and pass. headlights don't work
Saturday, September 03, 2005 6:10 PM
Mine doesn't have a big black relay in the fusebox. My car is a 97 if that helps.


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Re: Drl and pass. headlights don't work
Saturday, September 03, 2005 6:19 PM
It's behind the front bumper, on the driver's side, between the radiator and bumper.









Re: Drl and pass. headlights don't work
Saturday, September 03, 2005 9:37 PM
Good call brother, i thought it was there, but wasn't sure


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Re: Drl and pass. headlights don't work
Saturday, September 03, 2005 10:00 PM
Lanman31337 wrote:

Good call brother, i thought it was there, but wasn't sure


No prob. Figured out where it was when I went to do my DRL disable.









Re: Drl and pass. headlights don't work
Monday, September 05, 2005 4:16 PM
try checking fuses before you do all of that theres one labeled drl and another on the top row i cant remember its name its in the middle its for the passenger headlight
Re: Drl and pass. headlights don't work
Monday, September 05, 2005 4:26 PM
Timmy Gooshaw wrote:

try checking fuses before you do all of that theres one labeled drl and another on the top row i cant remember its name its in the middle its for the passenger headlight


There is a fuse for the pass headlight, however, there isn't a fuse for the DRL's on the 97 Fire.

More than likely, the relay on the o/p's car went bad or the headlight bulb on the pass side blew.









Re: Drl and pass. headlights don't work
Monday, September 05, 2005 5:07 PM
Here's the story. Right side headlight doesn't work. Bulb is good, i tried it in the driver's side socket.


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Re: Drl and pass. headlights don't work
Monday, September 05, 2005 6:17 PM
It's the relay then.









Re: Drl and pass. headlights don't work
Wednesday, September 07, 2005 9:05 AM
Could be the wiring... or the socket to the bulb itself... or the fuse for the R headlight....




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Re: Drl and pass. headlights don't work
Wednesday, September 07, 2005 5:07 PM
Let me check that fuse, I was under the assumption that neither would work if the fuse blew.


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Re: Drl and pass. headlights don't work
Friday, October 28, 2005 5:55 PM
Ok I did some more troubleshooting. It was a bad center terminal on the passenger side harness. So I pushed it forward and now I have low beams on both, but I don't have high beams on the passenger side. When the low beams are on, the pink is hot. When the high beam is on this side, all three show hot. Is that a bad relay?


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Re: Drl and pass. headlights don't work
Sunday, October 30, 2005 4:11 PM
Mr. Lenko, could you help a brother out?


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Re: Drl and pass. headlights don't work
Monday, October 31, 2005 9:07 AM
i wouldn't be able to tell over the internet... time to break out the multimeter and schematic and start tracing wires.





Re: Drl and pass. headlights don't work
Sunday, November 06, 2005 3:12 PM
Ok, at a later date this might help someone out. For the sunfire, the center wire in the harness is constant hot. The pink wire on the outside is for the high beam, and the blue wire on the outside is for the low beam. What had happened is the blue wire was shorted across the orange on the passenger side. I couldn't find where it was, so I cut the harness about 2 feet from the connector, and ran a jumper over to the driver's side light (which is where it connects anyways). Low beams and high beams both work now


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