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Old 14-Aug-2010, 10:06 PM
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EF tail light puzzle

I have checked and replaced the faulty bulbs in the tail light/signal/brakelight assy's and they all (including license bulb) illuminate properly including brake and turn signals. EXCEPT when I turn the ignition on - as soon as I do the rear running lights extinguish .... the headlights stay on though. If I turn the ignition off - everything is normal/functioning again! Has anyone come across this b4 ??? got me stumped!! Thanks
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Old 17-Aug-2010, 09:42 AM
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After more research I fixed what apparently "was" a common problem on the early Civics with DRL module. The two solder joints holding the mechanical solenoid to the DRL circuit board had separated - based on other sites - the fix was to remove and re-solder... working fine now.
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Old 17-Aug-2010, 08:20 PM
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Happened in my ef, just changed the DRL and bingo!
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Old 17-Aug-2010, 08:25 PM
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Happened in my ef, just changed the DRL and bingo!
thanks - hope you didn't pay too much for the replacement module - the hardest part is unscrewing it from the underside of the dash .. after that it was a 25 minute job to remove the circuit board, find the two bad conections, resolder them and slip the board back in the box. Installation went a lot faster.
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get rid of ur DRL
they are useless
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