2005 Vue Daytime running lamps blink off

Discussion in 'Saturn VUE' started by Shawn, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. Shawn

    Shawn Guest

    Had the resister replaced twice. Seems when it's damp outside, the running
    lamps won't come on. The light flickers in the dash and then goes out. Any
    idea's. Saturn replaced the resister about a month ago for the second time,
    but it happened again the next day.
    Shawn, Jan 28, 2009
  2. Shawn

    Oppie Guest

    What resistor is this? What is the relation to the dash (instrument panel)
    light and the running lights??? Do you mean the daytime running lights?
    The only resistor I know of is the dash light dimmer (which on my lw300
    needs to be replaced since it is very erratic in operation).
    Oppie, Jan 28, 2009
  3. Shawn

    Shawn Guest

    It is under the hood over the driver's fender. It cracks and is then open to
    the elements. My lights (Daytime) don't come on when vehical is damp. The
    indicator light in dash blinks at first and then goes off.
    Shawn, Jan 28, 2009
  4. Shawn

    oppie Guest

    I've fixed a lot of cars but this is one I haven't come across. All I can
    say is try an independent repair shop if you are not satisfied with Saturn.
    The one near me has a subscription to Alldata or some other professional
    service that gives them access to many of the things that only dealers used
    to get. If you had this part replaced a few times and it still is failing,
    there is most likely a service bulletin on it.
    oppie, Jan 29, 2009
  5. Shawn

    PerfectReign Guest

    Yes, have you checked for a TSB?

    I'm not sure why an exposed resister would be a problem. What elements?
    PerfectReign, Jan 30, 2009
  6. Shawn

    Shawn Guest

    They say it cracks and then it allow moisture in it shorting it out. There
    was supposed to be a recall or something. As soon as i bought it into Saturn
    and said what was wrong, they said right away it was this resistor.Anyways,
    replaced twice by them at no charge, but it is still doing it.
    Shawn, Jan 30, 2009
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