I have a 99 Corrolla VE that has an electrical problem - the headlights, which normally are on all the time once the engine is going, turn on when I start the ignition, but go out after about 5-10 seconds. It's like a switch is being thrown. The lights don't turn on at all unless I get the engine running first - (I think they used to come on if I turned the electical stuff on with the ignition and then flipped the lights on). They always stay on about 5-10 seconds then switch off while the engine is running.
This problem was preceeded by the dash (odometer, etc) not completely lighting up. I've heard about a possible relay in the body control module (BCM), but don't know how to find the module or relay related to this problem. Any help is appreciated.
Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 AT 11:04 PM