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DRL problem

This is a discussion on DRL problem within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; so i have a problem thats starting to be a pain in my ass. the DRL on my passenger side ...

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    so i have a problem thats starting to be a pain in my ass. the DRL on my passenger side doesnt stay on when i turn my headlights on. it will be on when im just using my running lights but as soon as the headlights pop up then it shuts off. and when i have the lights on and use my blinkers, it will flash like normal but then go back off when i turn the blinkers off.

    i changed the bulb and cleaned the connection out real good today but its still doing the same thing. any ideas?
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    any one??

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    how corroded are the insides of your sockets. Mine would do something similar a while back. I did the cut free socket replacement and replaced all around bulbs with LED's and HD flasher. No problems since.

    If your socket is real bad, turn your headlights on to where the bulb quits working and then open the socket and wiggle the bulb in to see if it at any point lights up. That's how I determined my socket was getting a solid connection to the bulb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckie669 View Post
    how corroded are the insides of your sockets. Mine would do something similar a while back. I did the cut free socket replacement and replaced all around bulbs with LED's and HD flasher. No problems since.

    If your socket is real bad, turn your headlights on to where the bulb quits working and then open the socket and wiggle the bulb in to see if it at any point lights up. That's how I determined my socket was getting a solid connection to the bulb.

    I did the same thing........

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    Yeah, 99% it is a corroded socket. BTW, it is the parking light filament of the bulb that is not working due to a bad connection, if you look when you turn on the headlights you will see the one that is on is on at a lower intensity, not the DRL/turnsignal filament. Hope that doesn't confuse anyone!

    You can put your hazard flashers on with your headlights on, this is a quick easy way to walk around your car and check all lamps for proper operation, except BU and the third eye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckie669 View Post
    how corroded are the insides of your sockets. Mine would do something similar a while back. I did the cut free socket replacement and replaced all around bulbs with LED's and HD flasher. No problems since.

    If your socket is real bad, turn your headlights on to where the bulb quits working and then open the socket and wiggle the bulb in to see if it at any point lights up. That's how I determined my socket was getting a solid connection to the bulb.
    is that a pretty easy fix? do you think i could get those parts at a local parts store?

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    Sockets are 3 wires. 8 bucks at autozone.

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    Took no time at all to replace. I bought my sockets from O'reilly (can't remember part Number). Just ask them for the 3157 replacement socket, which will be very obvious as the same part your replacing.

    Get home and push in the two tabs on each side of your new socket. You should be able to gently pry the inside piece out. Then the three wires will simply slip out.

    For the old corroded ones, I wasn't too worried and ended up breaking them they were so brittle. Once you remove the center section the wires will slip right out of the socket. Pre number or take a pic and remember the color order.

    I then sanded the connectors until they were clean and then slipped them into the new socket and slid the center piece in locking the wires (might take a try or two).

    Installation of the socket into the housing may be tight your first time since it's a socket and gasket.

    Took about thirty min to do both. Any questions pm me.

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    I finally had to change my passenger socket for problems with the blinker working. I swapped to LED's and disconnected those gay DRL's. All they do is burn out bulbs faster and heat up the lenses. I love my Trailblazer, it has a button you push 4 times AND drl's shut off. Although it I new how easy it was to disconnect the DRL's I would have done it earlier.
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