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My daytime lamps won't shut off when I turn the car off. The highbeam dash indicator is lit, but they are not on highbeam power, just Daytime power. Everything else is working fine. I'm pulled fuses and relays to no avail. Finally disconnected the battery- today I noticed some downshifting that hadn't happened so easily before, maybe just the computer.

I had the issue with the door latch/ door ajar indicator, but the WD40 recommendation worked.

Is it possible the the Daytime lamps are controlled in part by the trasmission selector relay that has caused all the radio problems. Maybe mine thinks it's in drive still?

These boards are great, thanks for everyone's posts!
 

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My original post needed some clarity.

My daytime lamps stayed on last night. I pulled fuses to no avail so disconnected the battery overnight. They came right back on this morning when I connected the battery- but it started up just fine.

On the highway to work I noticed the car downshifting when I let off the gas, normally it coasted but didn't downshift. I suspect that might be the computer relearning since it was off the battery all night.

I'll have to get back at it tonight. Any guesses are welcome.

I've got a '98 Maroon GL with 98K miles. I keep it real shiny cause there's a car wash next door. It was my pop's company car that he sold me for a $1 as a wedding gift! I look forward to another 98k out of it.
 

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Well need some more information. Is this the twilight light where they come on at dusk all by themselves or just the Daytime running lights when they come on when it is in drive?
 

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Thanks for the reply.

I don't think I have the autolamps that come on at night. (At least I don't have the dial in the dash that the owner's manual shows next to the interior lights dial.)

So- I think it's the daytime lamps.
 

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Did you pull the DRL fuse? I remember someone else having this problem, might have been at V8sho email though. Think they needed to change the module.
 

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Okay. Now I've repulled the DRL module fuse in spot 15 and they seem to go off.

I swear this didn't work earlier. I noticed them flicker once as I checked all the relays in the DRL module next to the battery. I'm suspecting some type of wire short althought I couldn't find any.
 

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I had this exact problem. It's the daytime running light module. Replace it and your problem will be solved. It's underneath the battery tray.
 
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I have a question about this. In my 97, there's a fuse in the DRL spot, but the car has never had DRL's. Would it be as simple as getting the module and plugging it in?
 

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yes, most cars without it come with the fuse. Just remove the "jumper" plug.....install the drl module, and sell the old jumper plug to someone who wants to rid themselves of DRL's

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When I had this problem I ended up disconnecting the battery overnight and then again a few times to work on it. Did I do anything to the computer that would affect my shifting? I seem to notice it downshifting out of overdrive on the highway now. At around 60 mph it used to just coast, almost freewheel. And now sometimes it downshifts from overdrive.

Is there anything I should be doing about resetting the computer.

Bob- Yes. From looking at the wiring I think you just need to hook up the module. I'm not sure why they'd have a fuse in there as I believe there's nothing else hooked to it (I wasn't able to see very inch- only to the bottom of the fuse panel.) I saw on another site you can get the module for $40.

That said- if anyone knows different, and by removing the fuse I am removing some other feature/ control- let me know!

Next question- why on earth do they need 7 relays to control the DRL's on my 97 SE. I don't have autolamps.
 

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it leaves the low beams on, but they're at an even lower brightness than what the normal low beams are. I have them on my car...unfortunately.
 

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Why don't you like them?

My parents have them on their Volvos and I can't think of any drawacks to them (other than replacing headlight bulbs a little more often maybe). Anything that increases visibility gets my thumbs up...
 
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