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Old 07-10-2014
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Re: DRL Problem

Hi all,
Sorry to bring back this old topic. I have the same problem. Could you guy tell me how to open the plastic cover on the left of the steering wheel to reach the DRL module? I'm afraid I would broke it up if try to open it. I googled for a while but to no avail, it seems to be easy but not for me :-(
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^^^^ Try looking underneath the far drivers side.... post # 7 has a good photo.
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^^^^ Try looking underneath the far drivers side.... post # 7 has a good photo.
Well, may be I was not very clear, my problem is that I don't know how to open the plastic cover as shown in the following photo...


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This may help out.
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Hello,

My 2005 Civic Special Edition (Canadian model), I have had a DRL light on for few months but only thing that stopped work was the passenger side high beam, which I didn't care for, so I never bothered to look into fixing this DRL.

Today, while driving I noticed that I wasn't seeing daytime running light reflecting on from the vehicle front of me.
So I did a quick Google to read some forums and view some videos on youtube.

Even for a person who doesn't know about cars, I though it was very simple enough. So I opened two panels under my steering wheel by turning the lock tab. Now this grey box wasn't under there but to the far left all by itself in wide open area... so it looked simple enough. I couldn't put enough force to push up the box due to the possible, so I simple took a flat head screw driver to pop the tabs and slide the circuit board down after disconnecting the plug.

(btw... i had no idea how to remove the panel to the left from the photo other user have posted with red box drawn, that is why I went through where I went through).

Thanks to my hobby in electronic radio control, I had all the tools to do soldering work. Due to not having a magnifying glass I could not see which soldering points might be cracked off and not making proper contact with the circuit board.
So I did what I always do now a days,,, I took a close up photo with flash, either smartphone or any digital camera will do and view the image up close on my computer monitor.
There was two that had a hair line alike crack, so I soldered that and few other since I am at it. Mostly once with brown spots already. This took about 5 minutes.

Took the circuit board back to the car, plug in the plug before placing it back in to the grey box. Success! DRL light is off, daytime running light is back on, BOTH high beams are working now. All is working as it should.

Thank you all for do it yourself fix
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Re: DRL Problem

I have a problem with my 2006 Civic Drivers side DRL. I figured I needed a new bulb, but that didn't fix the problem. I checked continuity in the old bulb, after I tried a new bulb and found out both new and old were ok. Does an 06 have the circuit board? I couldn't find it up under the dash. I removed the trim panel directly below the steering wheel and couldn't find the module to check for broken/failed solder joints. I'd really like to fix the problem.
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Re: DRL Problem

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I have a problem with my 2006 Civic Drivers side DRL.
Does your drivers side high beam work ??

Your headlights and drl are all controlled by the MICU inside under-dash fuse box...... but you may have an open connection someplace.
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Re: DRL Problem

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you switch them on during the day? doesnt that **** people off? or do you mean that you just flick them on and off and that makes it go away?

anyway, you dont need to mess with a relay or anything to disable them, just remove the drl fuse in the fusebox located just above your battery. your drl wont work without that fuse in place.

i personally think theyre pretty useless except for maybe when its really rainy or foggy, but in that case you just turn your light switch once to get your signals/parking lights on. i havent had my drl lights in about 2.5 years and ive never had a problem. my hid kit got rid of my drl/high beams which i dont need either of. i just have regular evening headlights.

I would like to have my DRL function deactivated in my 2001 Civic Si (Canadian) as well. I checked the diagram and if you remove that fuse you are mentioning, it also kills either the left or the right headlight in general!!!
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No dice man, that would kill either the left or right headlight all together if you remove it!
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Re: DRL Problem

figured it out. I couldn't get the connector out of the socket. Discovered there is a little white tab (that you can barely see) that you need to press in to get the connector to release.

Got it out. Did the soldering (kinda crappy job IMO) got it back together and all works as it should :-) Happy camper.

Thanks to all who have contributed. I really appreciate it.

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I have changed the deleted modul changed all the bulbs and checked all the fuses still light is on 2004 civic low beams and hih beams work but not the drl lights
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I have 2004 2 dr civic with drl light of & on. I,m in canada & want to get rid of fuse for drl light. Please reply asap as to where it is located on my car. "BOB".
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CraigW, Will pulling fuse for drl have any problem or affect head lights

[QUOTE=CraigW;4477221]Fuse #12 7.5 amps under dash box.[/QUOT
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Will pulling drl fuse have any affect with headlights working either low or high beam or cause any other problems. Appreciate reply asap. Thanks garigola
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Pulling the fuse labeled DRL will only effect that circuit..... but if in Canada, may get you stopped by L E.
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Re: DRL Problem

Hi. I have honda civic 2003. I am having the same DRL problem. when i switched on the high beam the buzzing sound will go away. Can someone please tell me where is the relay for DRL located. Please share images.
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hi there. did u find how to open the cover. please share the procedure with some photos.
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Well, may be I was not very clear, my problem is that I don't know how to open the plastic cover as shown in the following photo...


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did u find how to open the cover. please share the how to procedure with photos.
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IIRC concealed screw (open coin tray/storage bin) & then panel hinges down.
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Hi,
I have a 2008 Honda civic DX-G Canadian version automatic. The DRL indicator light in on for the past 4 days and my DRL lights don't work. I found the solution to the problem here, however I don't know where the DRL control unit is located in 2008 Honda Civic. Any advice, thanks
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I have a 2008 Honda civic DX-G Canadian version automatic. The DRL indicator light in on for the past 4 days and my DRL lights don't work. I found the solution to the problem here, however I don't know where the DRL control unit is located in 2008 Honda Civic. Any advice, thanks
Do the high beam headlights work?

USUALLY the DRL warning light comes on the dash when a high beam bulb is burned out or otherwise inoperable.
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Likely MICU unit control...... other 8th gens are.
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Do the high beam headlights work?

USUALLY the DRL warning light comes on the dash when a high beam bulb is burned out or otherwise inoperable.
Thanks ezone, my high beam headlights don't work. I will check and if necessary I will replace them. Hopefully this will solve the problem. I will post the results some times later in a few days
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Do the high beam headlights work?

USUALLY the DRL warning light comes on the dash when a high beam bulb is burned out or otherwise inoperable.
Hi ezone,
I was out of the country for the past 3 months so I didn't have the chance to check my high beams till now. I replaced the high beams and the fuse is not burnt however my high beams and DRL still don't work and the DRL indicator is on. I appreciate any further advice.

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Hi ezone,
I was out of the country for the past 3 months so I didn't have the chance to check my high beams till now. I replaced the high beams and the fuse is not burnt however my high beams and DRL still don't work and the DRL indicator is on. I appreciate any further advice.

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Do both high beam lights work?

DRL are controlled by the MICU inside the fusebox, and that's not a cheap item to guess at.

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Hi ezone,

All of the fuses looked fine but to be on the safe side I replaced all those fuses related to front low beam and high beam and voila the problem solved.
Thank you again for your help
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