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Berliner

Daytime Running Lights No Longer Work.

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This is the first problem I have had with my 986 2001 Boxster S.

The daytime running lights don't go on anymore. At night, I switch the headlights on, and the Lintronics start justs fine. When I turn on the highbeams, the litronic lights turn off. It just started doing this.

I have searched this site for a solution, but was only able to find a post requesting a way to turn off daytime running lights. Perhaps the relay's mentioned therein is what I need to replace ?

I posted this in the 987 thread also - my apologies if it offends anyone.

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This is the first problem I have had with my 986 2001 Boxster S.

The daytime running lights don't go on anymore. At night, I switch the headlights on, and the Lintronics start justs fine. When I turn on the highbeams, the litronic lights turn off. It just started doing this.

I have searched this site for a solution, but was only able to find a post requesting a way to turn off daytime running lights. Perhaps the relay's mentioned therein is what I need to replace ?

I posted this in the 987 thread also - my apologies if it offends anyone.

Check the fuse and relay. I believe there's a separate fuse for the running lights, but not sure. I have a relay chart on my website at http://www.theschillings.com Just click on the Boxster, click on "Where Is It" then "Relay Charts"

Edited by deliriousga

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Check the fuse and relay. I believe there's a separate fuse for the running lights, but not sure. I have a relay chart on my website at http://www.theschillings.com Just click on the Boxster, click on "Where Is It" then "Relay Charts"

Unfortunately, clicking on the selections on your web page gets no results. In fact, the text is not "visible. I have set security and content to "default", still no joy. This is not the first time it has happened, but I don't know what to do about it.

Do you any have any suggestions ?

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This is a text rendition of the link he passed.

Relay Charts

Front (Under Dash) Relay Panel

_ . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 5

_ . 6 . 7 . 8 . 9 10

11 12 13 14 15 16

17 18 19 20 21 22

23 24 25 26 27 28

Slot # What It Controls Part# M-NO/Notes

1 Empty

2 Empty

3 Flasher

4 Rear Window Defogger/Mirror 996 615 117 00

5 Empty

6 CU Daytime Running Light 996.615.111.00 M113

7 CU Daytime Running Light

996.615.111.00

8 Headlight Washing 996.618.113.00 M288

9 Term XE 141 951 253 B

10 Two-Tone Horns 141 951 253 B

11 Empty

12 Fog Light USA/Japan 141 951 253 B M193 M553

13 Fuel Pump 996 615 101 00

14 Control Unit - Folding Top Control 986 618 199 00 Double Relay

15 Control Unit - Folding Top Control 986 618 199 00 Double Relay

16 Wiper-Intermittent Control 986 615 103 00

17 Empty

18 Actuation Heating 141 951 253 B

19 Radiator Fan 1 - Setting 1 141 951 253 B

20 Radiator Fan 1 - Setting 2 141 951 253 B

21 Radiator Fan 2 - Setting 1 141 951 253 B

22 Radiator Fan 2 - Setting 2 141 951 253 B

Rear (In Trunk) Relay Panel

1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 5 . 6

7 . 8 . 9 . 10. 11. 12

Slot # What It Controls Part# M-NO/Notes

1 DME 141 951 253 B

2 Ignition/O2 Sensor 141 951 253 B

3 Spoiler Extension 996 615 102 00

4 A/C Compressor 964 615 215 00

5 Empty

6 Empty

7 Start Lock

Start Lock

141 951 253 B

996 615 110 00 M009

M008

8 Blower Engine Comp 141 951 253 B

9 Spoiler Retraction 996 615 102 00

10 Secondary Air Pump 993 615 115 00 M661

11 Empty

12 Empty

13 Maxi Fuse/Secondary Air Pump

14 Test Plug for Autom. Exaust Gas Recirculation 1 Signal

2 Term 31 Grnd

6 Tn-Signal

- Ad Sach

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Berliner: Unfortunately, clicking on the selections on your web page gets no results. In fact, the text is not "visible. I have set security and content to "default", still no joy. This is not the first time it has happened, but I don't know what to do about it.

Sorry, I have Macromedia Flash buttons on the site. If you don't have Flash player or Shockwave on your system you can't see the buttons. I'll try to get it changed to something more easily read asap. Lately I've spent too much time working on the cars and not on the site. :rolleyes:

Thanks for pulling the text for him adsach. :thumbup:

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This is a text rendition of the link he passed.

Relay Charts

Front (Under Dash) Relay Panel

_ . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 5

_ . 6 . 7 . 8 . 9 10

11 12 13 14 15 16

17 18 19 20 21 22

23 24 25 26 27 28

Thank you so much for posting the Relay Panel. Unfortunately, when I look under my dash I just see a series of boxes with the number 53 on them. What am I missing ?

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That's the relay box.  The #53 is on the most common relay in the box.  The slot numbers are small and on the black plastic the relays are mounted in.

Click on this http://www.theschillings.com/boxrelay.htm

That goes straight to the page with the picture of the relay box, what each relay is for and the part numbers.

Thank you for your help. Replacing the # 6,7 (which is one unit) fixed the problem. The mechanic smelled the relay, and it had a distinct "electrical" smell to it.

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Sorry to somewhat hijack this thread, i have the same issue but daylights started flickering after mechanic changed them for LED, now low beams which are HID go on automatically at all time... any suggestions?

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Sorry to somewhat hijack this thread, i have the same issue but daylights started flickering after mechanic changed them for LED, now low beams which are HID go on automatically at all time... any suggestions?

You are "hijacking" a thread that has be dormant for nearly seven years, so don't expect a quick response.

A quick and obvious solution is to remove the LED bulbs, they have a different resistance than incandescent bulbs and often cause issues when used on circuits not designed for them.

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