Day Running Lights May Not Work Due to Failed Resistor on Chevrolet Equinox

The day time running lights (DRL) resistor may fail causing the daytime running lights to stop working. Our technicians tell us a failed resistor will require replacement.

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Average mileage: 85,240 (19,000–166,000)
3 model years affected: 2005, 2006, 2013
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drl doesnt work bad resistor where can i buy this part without goin to a dealor
Daytime Running Light dash indicator will flash approx. three times and the the daytime lights will go off. They will turn on all the lights when it is completely dark, but nothing will come on in the daytime or even foggy conditions. The headlight configuration on my 2005 equinox is 1. Auto 2. Running Lights and 3. On Note: there is no "OFF" because the car is equipped with daytime running lights. DRL
2005 Chevrolet Equinox 94,000 mi,
The DRL indicator lights up and flashes a handful of times on the dash and then goes off. The daytime running lights are not working.
Same problem....... trying to find out where it is located
2005 Chevrolet Equinox 100,000 mi,
Found the defective resistor, rusted and cracked. Will replace and see if day running lights work.
2006 Chevrolet Equinox 104,000 mi,
dashboard light flashes, but daytime running lights do not work
2013 Chevrolet Equinox 30,000 mi,
It is not fixed. I went to start my car to warm it up this morning and noticed the headlights weren't on. Being it is a Sunday (12-6-15) I can't do anything about it till tomorrow. I have less than 30,000 miles on my car. I will take it to the dealer in the morning and see what has to be done.
2006 Chevrolet Equinox 102,000 mi,
DRL will not activate. Light flashes at start up and lights do not come on. Standard headlights work fine.
2006 Chevrolet Equinox 99,847 mi,
the ac switch just blinks off and on and want turn on my system
2005 Chevrolet Equinox 19,000 mi,
DRl doesnt worl Resistor Bad where can i get a resister that i dont hafto go to a dealer Roger pritts
2006 Chevrolet Equinox 97,000 mi,
Passenger headlights do not work, only the high beams work. Tried replacing the inside fuse it did not help. Also have problems with TC/ABS almost had a accident.
2006 Chevrolet Equinox 78,009 mi,
The lights do not work on auto only on brights mileage is 68353
2006 Chevrolet Equinox 166,000 mi,
day lights not working have not got fixed yet
2005 Chevrolet Equinox 100,000 mi,
They have replaced the resister and the BMU several times and still can not fix the problem. It has been 7 weeks now. I keep getting different reasons why this is happening and their TAC team keeps telling them to do different things and trying to cost me more money.
2006 Chevrolet Equinox 100,000 mi,
Drl resistor fail
2005 Chevrolet Equinox 74,458 mi,
Both my daylights are out
2006 Chevrolet Equinox 85,000 mi,
drl indicator light flashes. cracked resistor!
2006 Chevrolet Equinox 90,000 mi,
DRL light and headlights flash, then go off. All other lights work.
2006 Chevrolet Equinox 54,435 mi,
DRL are off. Dash light flases a few times and then goes off completely- Second time I had an issue with the DRL.