H.I.D. Light out when day running lights are on. on 2005 Chevrolet Malibu

I have just installed some H.I.D. lights and they work awesome, but when my day lights are on the passenger side light doesn't come on. Now at night or when the sun's not out they work fine. Is it not enough voltage or what?

by in Houston, TX on September 22, 2009
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ANSWER by on September 22, 2009
Are these aftermarket lights? Were they made for this vehicle? If not, then you have introduced components that are not made for the system, which means diagnosing this problem can get pretty tricky. I would double check everything, and see if you can contact the mfg of the HID lights and see if they have heard of this problem. Good Luck!
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COMMENT by on September 23, 2009
I did purchase aftermarket lights, but I was told they're for my vehicle. I followed instructions and they were varely easy to installe. I've checked all my connections and set up and it all looks good. See my lights don't have any problems at night just durring the day time, and even then some time they both work.
COMMENT by on September 23, 2009
So it sounds like there is a solar sensor that turns the lights on when it is dark, and this system may be affected by the aftermarket lights. The system is designed to operate with the original lights, and these lights may be "confusing" the system. I would still try and contact the manufacturer of the lights and see what they say. Let me know what you find out!
COMMENT by on June 16, 2015
I have a 2006 Malibu, i bought the car with HID headlights, and replaced them and harnesses with OEM but the interior lights (radio and instrument cluster) stay on like they would be on during the night and very dim during the day, i also cannot turn the auto daytime running lights on or off, the stay on now, i have no idea where to begin, any help would be much appreciated

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