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Q: Daytime Running Lights Won't Turn Off on 2002 Saturn L200

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Lately, my daytime running lights stay on even after I've turned the vehicle off, which causes the battery to run down. The battery is fine; I can jump it without missing a beat. But the DRL once again remain on until the battery juices out. Will the car run fine if the DRL is disabled, does it need a new relay, what? And what price range am I looking at if I have to bring the vehicle in for repairs (local body shop or Saturn dealer)?
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i had the same problem you have to replace the light swith the blinker switch is all one piece its not hard to do yourself i paid someone to do it after words wished i would of there are 3 screws that hold it in
yes sounds like could be this.. are you sure it's daytime lights and not the brights. cause brights will be the switch.. i changed mine too
I found a relay for your saturn AC Delco Headlamp Relay 15-50448 (daytime running lamp) and you can find a shop here any good repair shop should be able to handle this (not a body shop)
AC Delco is carried by all the local parts stores, so call and ask for a price and availability but I can't tell where its located on your vehicle
EDIT: I found the relays under the hood. I pulled it out and put it back, but, either way, the engine is not fully turning when I jump the vehicle. While the cables are attached, I can work the lights, radio, etc., but the engine won't fully crank.
I realize this is a month old, but I had the exact same problem on my 2000 Saturn SL. After searching the forums I determined what my problem was.... Basically the fuse for my driverside headlamp was burnt out, as well as a bad DRL relay. The relay for some reason didn't control the running lights but also kept causing the regular headlamp fuse to keep burning out. I checked to make sure that the wiring appeared to be in decent shape, then I went out and got a new relay. The relay was only $10 at Advanced Auto Parts, and two weeks later everything still works great.
Thanks, GetrDone! Is that a part that can only come from a Saturn dealer (my closest is an hour away), or would one of the repair shops within that link have it on hand closer to home? That's a great suggestion, regarding a repair shop vs. a body shop. I wouldn't have given much thought between them or realized there was a difference otherwise. For that matter, is it a simple enough job that I could change the part out myself, or would it definitely require bringing the car in to a shop?
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