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Pontiac Sunfire
1995-2005 Chevy Cavaliers

If the daytime running lights are out on 2002 Pontiac Sunfire sedan but headlights work and service lights come on when running lights try to go on how can you fix this on your own?

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2015-07-15 19:06:58
2015-07-15 19:06:58

you need to change the bulbs Once the running lights burn out the rest of the bulb doesn't work right one of my low beams went out and the running light would flash a light out display and the rest of the lights would work right. I replaced it and everything went back to normal

You can also try replacing the DRL (daytime running light) relay in the fuse box on the side of the dash. It pulls right out...$12 for replacement.

From my experience the problem may not have to do with the DRL, but with the turn signal switch / headlight switch module. These are approximately 59.00. You will need a steering wheel puller, screwdriver (flathead), and possibly pliers. Be sure to disconnect the battery before servicing though.

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