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You guys rock, I just love this place.... went out and bought a new solenoid and something so I decided to come to the forum and see if anyone else was having the same issue and sure enough as the nose on my face, the answer to my problem !!!!


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DRL RELAY

The DRL relay is located behind and above the glove box. When driving lights fail it is usually the contacts mounting the DRL relay to its circuit. Resoldering these contancts usually solves the problem. You will see these solder joints have overheated when you take cover off and inspect.
 

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Thanks so much guys.
I actually joined the forum (been on many times as guest) just because of my DRL issue - I knew I would find help here.
Saved me lots of $$$
Thanks again.
 

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DRL RELAY

Mikey178 said:
Thanks for the advise Odymikeb, but as asked, can you point out the location of this DRL relay On the 2000 Odyssey?

Thanks Again
The DRL relay is located behind and above
the glove box. You have to remove glove box to access. Remove relay circuit board
resolder relay connections, that should
solve your problems.
 

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DRL Solution

Just a quick thanks to the previous posters. I had the same issue with the DRL buzzer.

I removed the Main DRL Box from behind the glove box. Took out the circuit board and could see that some of the solder joints were cracked and discolored.

Resoldered, and now it works fine. Nice quick fix. Thanks.
 

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Hi, just a quick question before I take my glove box apart. My DRL's are also not working. But I only get the buzzing sound once in a while. Most of the time I can drive around with the lights off (during the day, of course), and have no indication (no warning light or buzzer), that they are not working. On top of that, when I turn my low beams on then activate my high beams, the low beams just go out - the high beams don't come on. Are these symptoms of the same problem? Thanks!
 

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Check the fuses first.

Check the #5 (7.5A) fuse in the Driver's Under-Dash Fuse/Relay Box.

Check the #43 and #45 (15A) fuses in the Under-Hood Fuse/Relay Box.

Check the #6 (10A) fuse in the Passenger's Under-Dash Fuse/Relay Box.
 

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DRL Problem solved, what about LowBeams?

Hi all, My 2001 is at 149,500 (bought at 70+/-), so far as I know, tranny is original, but I've done belts and hoses. Regular service @ every 2000-4000 mi with the same mechanic, until the DRL light issue appeared. Being a non-electronics person, I took Brightie to the 'BEST HONDA MECHANIC (BHM) ' in the area. Same place fixed the Driverside side door (for probably WAY more money than should have been, but...). Both problems earlier this year. SO, now, I have DRL, and I have Hight Beams, but no LOW BEAMS. Unfortunately, when the LowBeam problem surfaced, I was unhappy the 'BHM' over the door thing. I went to my 'Regular Mechanic (RM)' instead of BHM first. OK, bad idea probably, but to me it was a different problem altogether. RM worked 2 weeks and could find nothing, until both he and I were VERY frustrated. To make a very long story shorter, apparently, the 'BHM' added a switch under the steering wheel to 'FIX' the DRL problem. It is a small 'on/off switch. RM goes flippo when he finds. I STILL have no LowBeams, and have been advised by knowledgable folks that I must return to BHM for RE-FIX.

ANY suggestions for a Reasonably cost effective fix? I cannot do this myself, have to have someone do it as I am not mechanically OR electronically inclined. TIA, I hope someone can help me. I'd really like to stop breaking the law by riding with my Brights on.

Brytwater,
Wendell, NC

New Dad New Van said:
Check the fuses first.

Check the #5 (7.5A) fuse in the Driver's Under-Dash Fuse/Relay Box.

Check the #43 and #45 (15A) fuses in the Under-Hood Fuse/Relay Box.

Check the #6 (10A) fuse in the Passenger's Under-Dash Fuse/Relay Box.
 

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Just wanted to thank everyone here. I finally got around to checking the module and resoldering the points, and now the DRL's and high beams are working fine!

As an aside, I did not have to remove the glove box completely to get to the DRL module. I just popped out the two rubber stops that the glove box rests on when opened. After that, the glove box swings open all the way to the floor.


FFWD said:
Hi, just a quick question before I take my glove box apart. My DRL's are also not working. But I only get the buzzing sound once in a while. Most of the time I can drive around with the lights off (during the day, of course), and have no indication (no warning light or buzzer), that they are not working. On top of that, when I turn my low beams on then activate my high beams, the low beams just go out - the high beams don't come on. Are these symptoms of the same problem? Thanks!
 

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Re: DRL Problem solved, what about LowBeams?

brytwater said:
***Snip*** I'd really like to stop breaking the law by riding with my Brights on.

Brytwater,
Wendell, NC
My FIL was ticketed for driving with his high beams on. He took it to a judge and claimed his dimmer switch was broken (it wasn't - he just forgot they were on) and so it was safer to drive with high beams than none. The judge bought it and cancelled the ticket.

Now back to your problem, RM was correct that the extra switch installed by BHM was grossly incorrect. (I think the appropriate metaphor would be, painting over rust.) You should first have BHM's switch and wiring removed to get the van back to stock. Hopefully he didn't cut any wires to install the switch. (I wouldn't trust BHM to do it.) The problem could be the DRL module as mentioned above. A mechanic would probably replace rather than repair. RM could likely do it in 30 minutes with a printout of this thread if he has cooled off. Otherwise, go to a good automotive electrical specialist.
 

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Hi I have also the annoying buzzing noise, and after reading the above, I have removed my DRl unit. I have about four poor connection. I have attempted to re-soldering them but unfortunately it did not work. I going to try again with a friend who has better equipment tomorrow.
 

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Remember to use minimal heat when soldering the circuit board, preferably a low-wattage soldering iron specially for this purpose. Good luck!

- Dave
 

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success

I am relieve, the problem was solved by using a good quality soldering unit. Do not attempt to do this with a cheapo $10 soldering unit. I had to use a bit of extra lead but now it works normally as do not get the noise or the DRL ligth.

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Another 2nd gen saved.

My dad is one happy man now...
 

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I had issues with DRL light and buzzing as well as right high beam not working. I installed a new headlight bulb and that didn't fix the problem. I came on this website, did a search and found EXACTLY what I was looking for. Thank you all for the posts and info. I fixed the problem in no time. :)
 

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fixed the intermittent drl light and buzzing noise

This site continues to amaze me. I had this same intermittent buzzing and it sounded like it was coming from the fuses around the driver's pedals. I would never have figured out or found that DRL circuit board behind the glove box. Took it out and re-soldered it. Now the drl's are working great and no buzzing. Just wished I would have found this solution when I was changing the cabin air filter(didn't know I had one until I read it on here). would have saved me from having to take out the glove box twice. thanks everyone for the help!
 

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Just wanted to add in another thanks and a $0.02 for the DRL issue. I took mine off and re-soldered 3-4 rusted ones and it works perfectly again. Excellent advice and thanks to FFWD for his advice on the glovebox - that worked great too!

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2001 Odyssey EX
 

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I too had the DRL buzzer and the RH low beam out.
Lived with it for a long time... stumbled across this thread.
Unplugged and removed the light blue Daylight Running Lights Relay box.
Removed the circuit board from the plastic box and found 2 points on the board that looked suspect. Low heat solder.
It is now fixed thanks to this forum.
Thank you all!
 

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High beam not working, and DRL flakey

My driver's-side high beam was not working, so I changed the bulb and that did not fix it. I was ready to throw in the towel but thought I should check the forum, and with a search i found that some people had problems with both the high beam, and the DRL. I did not have any DRL buzzing problem, but my DRL light occcasionally comes on, and in those cases I just turn on the low-beam headlights and the DRL warning light goes off. Anyway, I decided to check where the DRL box was located, and quickly removed the glove compartment and DRL box. The circuit board had about 4 solder points that looked a little orange, so I re-soldered them in a couple minutes.
Put it all back together, and holy cow, my high beams are now working. Y'all are geniuses. i don't know yet if my DRL issue is also fixed, but I'm so impressed at repairing this headlight problem in less than 10 minutes that I could holler a hallelujah from my roof.
I found it particularly helpful to have a BlackBerry PlayBook handy in the van so I could read the forum, look at the diagrams online, and compare them to my van. It's the ultimate mobile manual.
Kudos to all of the contributors in this fantastic forum.
 

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My van is a 2000 EX

My symtoms were

1) no lowbeam drl on right side
2) DRL light on dash accompanied by screetching sound (think Jim Carrey in Dumb and Dumber "wanna hear the most annoying sound in the world?" "aaahhhheeeeeeeee..eee..." Sound seemed to come from under dash near E brake pedal
3) Noise and light would stop if headlights were turned on
4) right side hi beam not working

My solution was

1) remove glove box
2) look up under dash behind glove box
3) DRL relay is grey and quite large (about the size of a pack of cigarettes) and cryptically marked "Daytime Running Light Relay"
4) remove one 10 mm bolt on relay
5) unplug wiring harness
6) gently pry open plastic case to remove bottom
7) slide out circuit board, I noticed two obvious burnt solder points. Looking on reverse side of board I could see the points corresponded to one of the two relays (small black box about a 1cm cube)
8) resoldered points
9) reinstalled in van
10) bored my wife to tears by thoroughly describing all of the previous steps
 
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