Repair Your Honda Accord DRL Module and Save $200
Daytime Running Lights not working anymore? Is your DRL light on intermittantly? Have you gotten the rude suprise that your DRL module has gone tattletale on you, being presented with a $200+ repair bill even though your lights still work? Wonder why that box costs so much? Do you know that there is an easy fix, but can't find out where the hell that relay is, or what it looks like, because all of the manuals cater to the american version of the car, and the crummy line drawing isn't cutting it?
This site is for you! In under an hour, you can repair your DRL module in most cases. The defect is solder joints that go bad over time. It is trivial to repair.
You'll need to find:
A soldering iron
Flux core solder (Kester 44 is fine)
Flathead screwdriver or other prying implement
Step one is locating the DRL module and removing it. The relay is located above the gas pedal in a 1996 (5th generation) Accord. It's way, way up there. You will have an easier time if you remove the dash panel from the drivers side first; It pulls out with clips. Start on the corner and work your way over.
Look for the plastic grey box pictured below, with the characteristic BLUE connector. You remove it by pushing UP until it slides off the connector. It is easier if you remove the connector before you pull it off, but it doesn't matter either way.
Wednesday, October 4th, 2006 AT 5:56 PM