check fuse for the running light module.
the daytime running lites go out when you put the trans in park. they also go out when you depress the parking brake. i would start looking there.
Some makes of cars have their lights on all the time, usually if the manufacturer is Swedish, where daytime-running-lights (or DRL) are mandated by law. If you check the cars which have lights on during the day, you'll notice they'll be Volvo, Saab or some other Nordic manufacturer.
There is a fuse for these lights. I would highly recommend not doing this as it is illegal.
Check the daytime running lights module. This item was defective in some vehicles in the early 90's, and when it failed the result was lights that would not turn off or they would be very dim when the vehicle was running. You can check for recalls at the dealer.
If it's doing this while the vehicle is running, it would be because the daytime running light system of the Grand Am included the instrument panel lights. Prior to the daylight sensor becoming standard, on some GM products, only the headlights were part of the daytime running lights system, while on others, it included all the lights.
Disconnecting a working light may make your car defectable under law. "All lights fitted to a vehicle must be working". So why would you want to disconnect the DRL's from a new vehicle??? == Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) are bright, white, forward-facing lights that improve the forward conspicuousness of vehicles in the daytime. They are usually activated automatically when the engine is running. NRMA Motoring & Services commissioned a study of DRLs in 2003 which suggested that they should be standard on all vehicles as they could save lives and prevent injuries by increasing vehicle visibility.
If the headlight that runs through the modulator first is out then the daytime running lights won't work. Change the bulb and the daytime lights should then work.
Most likely no. The only ones with drl, would have been from Canada.
faulty drl module Check the fuse.The fuse may be blown
It depends on where the vehicle was sold when new. In Canada it would have them, in most of the USA, no.
All of these parts run on electricity, and for all of them to fail would be bad. Bad or burnt wiring could cause them not to work, or a alternator going bad could cause them not to work as well.