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Daytime Running Lights Burning Light Socket


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
134,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. bypass module (1 reports)
1997 Pontiac Firebird lights problems

lights problem

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1997 Pontiac Firebird Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 152009

Firebird 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 134,000 miles


The Daytime Running Lights, although a very good safety feature were poorly designed. The DRLK is actually your turn signal bulb. The bulb gets very hot and is not designed for the extreme temperatures. The sockets burned out and were replaced approximately every 12 months. When these sockets burn out you no longer have signal lights on the front of your vehicle. Finally I figured a way of avoiding this bothersome yearly repair. By pass the drl module. I took a piece of wire and stuffed half into the "A" terminal and the other half into the "B" terminal of the module plug effectively grounding out the lights without interfering with any other function of the module. The module is located behind the radio and the fix took all of 10 minutes to do for a novice like myself.

- , Knoxville, TN, USA

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