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Old 01-15-2007, 09:31 PM   #11
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My fog lights only operate with the switch. I had a Grand Am before that had the fog light switch tied in with the light sensor so that the fog lights only worked when the full strength headlights were on.

By the way, my dealer ordered the new intermediate shaft and fog light wiring harness. I should get it installed on Friday. I need to check out the ground strap you guys are talking about.

Anyone know of replacement rotors? I think drilled and cross slotted would look good, but is there a direct OEM replacement?
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Nevermind, I just read the many entries about rotors and pads. I wonder if some company like Baer makes a more robust rotor that is drilled and cross slotted?
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My fog lights only operate with the switch. I had a Grand Am before that had the fog light switch tied in with the light sensor so that the fog lights only worked when the full strength headlights were on.
O.K. I misunderstood your post. Annoying on the Grand Am. Explains why you don't see alot of them running with just fogs and drls or just fogs.

I learned something in the process of having my harness replaced. Sometimes you need to have both replaced. My left kept blowing even after the harness was replaced until I told them to do the right too. The left bulb blew once more, but that was due to man-handling. No problems now. Do not ask me why on my GXP the right and left BOTH had to be changed if only the one side was blowing (e.g. my left). Same fuse? Dunno.
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As for DRLs yes they will dim and brighten at what seems to be random moments. This is why I diasbled them on my SSE and my GXP......two bonnies

How did you manage to disable the DRL'* by simply pulling the fuse Like them impala wouldnt that throw a code to the DIC ??? i know on my F250 is was as simple as unpluging the ceramic block under the headlight.

im curious as to how you did this please be more descriptive..

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BTW this is what you must have in the Impala I'm thinking the plugs would be the same??

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we can disable DRLs buy pulling out a relay under the hood and placing a jumper across two of the terminals
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we can disable DRLs buy pulling out a relay under the hood and placing a jumper across two of the terminals
Does you car not have a fuse 30? Seems like that would be slightly easier. I had to do what you wrote above for my 96 SSE. Problem is I can't override the light sensor when it switches on the headlamps in the 96. Is that why I see so few 00-03'* driving with only fogs/parking?
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Maybe it'* unrelated, but on the 2nd gen Aurora, there is a "secondary air injection pump" that is used for emissions control when the engine is cold. It starts every minute or so and when it does, it draws so much power that the lights dim for the split second it turns on. The vehicle recovers however and the lights go back to normal. It just seems like a "shock" to the system when it does turn on though because of the huge current draw. Being another Northstar vehicle, I would suspect that the GXP has this same air injection pump?
check out This thread on ACNA
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we can disable DRLs buy pulling out a relay under the hood and placing a jumper across two of the terminals
Does you car not have a fuse 30? Seems like that would be slightly easier. I had to do what you wrote above for my 96 SSE. Problem is I can't override the light sensor when it switches on the headlamps in the 96. Is that why I see so few 00-03'* driving with only fogs/parking?
I am not sure about pulling a fuse, i recall reading something about one of the highbeams getting its ground through the relay, and thats why you have to jump it, otherwise you would only have one highbeam. i could be wrong. And no, this does not bypass the auto turn on feature so they will stil turn on automatically when dark or the wipers are on
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O.k. yes. Just hit me. You have a different DRL set up from the GXP and the 96-99'*. Your drl'* are on the highbeams, mine on the lowbeams. I remember someone splaining that the 00-05 SE'* and 00-03 SLE'* and SSEi'* have a different DRL system. With GXP'* all you have to do is pull fuse 30. Everything else works just like it should.
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one of the highbeams
O.k. yes. Just hit me. You have a different DRL set up from the GXP and the 96-99'*. Your drl'* are on the highbeams, mine on the lowbeams. I remember someone splaining that the 00-05 SE'* and 00-03 SLE'* and SSEi'* have a different DRL system. With GXP'* all you have to do is pull fuse 30. Everything else works just like it should.
ah, i didnt know that...

whoops, looks like we hijacked this... sorry!
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