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Old 04-19-2011, 09:33 PM   #1
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Did the 97 Bonneville have Daytime Running Lights? Canadian Model.
What lights should be on while car is running?

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if it had them then it should be just the lows or just the highs. no other lights such as parking
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I do not believe my 97 has day time running lights. They turn on when it gets dark, but nothing during the day.
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x2 My 97 didnt have DRl'* either but did auto on when dark or overcast ect
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On your year, if you look between the engine computer and the body of the car, you'll find a little white module bolted to the frame. That'* the DRL resistor. If that'* unplugged (or missing entirely), you will not have DRL'*.

If the DRL resistor is plugged in, the car will simply run the low beams at 80% power whenever the vehicle is in gear and the light switch is off.
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mine 97 SLE did have DRLs, they came on when shifted from park
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thought it was the law too have drls in canada? dont know when that started though
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That could be the case with mine, I just don't remember.
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All Bonnevilles starting around 96 had DRL'*. 97 for sure. The Canadian models had them as well. The resistor to control them should be right behind the black box of the pcm cover in the engine bay on the drivers fender like SignofZeta said. It'* a horshoe shaped cermaic resistor.
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