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Jaymckenzie
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May 15, 2012, 11:38 PM

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I have a 2000 Chevy prizm and I replaced the DRL Twice and it's fried both times. Turning my headlights disables my cars engine, and the turning signals makes my car pulsate, the engine. What is causing this? Also, i was driving today and my E break turned itself on for like 6 seconds. And how can I bypass the DRL.? Thanks


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May 16, 2012, 6:13 AM

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Also, i was driving today and my E break turned itself on for like 6 seconds.


All by itself it just applied itself and released itself 6 seconds later, huh?

Did you watch the handle jump up and back down?




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Jaymckenzie
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May 16, 2012, 11:07 AM

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Nope, the handle never moved. Any ideas?


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May 16, 2012, 11:22 AM

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Must be Gremlins..............






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May 16, 2012, 11:25 AM

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I doubt that was really the E-brake but rather regular brakes that stuck or some other flaw in regular brakes. For engine cutting off like that is different. I'd check that grounds for lights are intact as the battery may seek any way to find ground and can't handle any extra items on. In reverse you no doubt begin with brake lights and should have back-up light lit taking juice which shouldn't be that much but apparently too much??

To add on edit - E-brake must be mechanical not hydraulic and must be designed to work without any electrical anything - just a light on dash to tell you it's on which is not needed for them to work so it was something else,

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Jaymckenzie
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May 16, 2012, 11:30 AM

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The break isn't the main problem though. Im pretty sure there's wiring going out, and that I just have to bypass the DRL on the module. I just don't have a cle how to do that.. I cant find wiring schematics and I can't get on all pro lol


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May 17, 2012, 4:36 PM

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I need a "break" from people who can say BRAKE! Where are you from?

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Jaymckenzie
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May 17, 2012, 6:54 PM

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Lol I'm from Oregon. My iPad typed break instead of brake idk why. My mechanic washed his hands with it - put too many hours in it and couldn't find the problem! I know it's a short, but I don't know where!


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May 17, 2012, 6:57 PM

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Sounds like you just need a more qualified mechanic.




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Jaymckenzie
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May 17, 2012, 6:59 PM

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They were stupid, 4 days of work and they couldn't find it for the life of them. Charged me 500$ but I threatened them with the BAR so I am being issued a refund. Starting to lose hope!


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May 17, 2012, 7:00 PM

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I hope you're not holding your breathe waiting for that refund.




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Jaymckenzie
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May 17, 2012, 7:06 PM

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He told me he'd cut me a check tomorrow


Jaymckenzie
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May 17, 2012, 7:07 PM

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Can you help me find out where to look?


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May 17, 2012, 7:11 PM

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Look for what?........ a better tech?

You aren't qualified nor equipped to get to the bottom of this issue by yourself. You need someone qualified in electrical diagnostic to troubleshoot the car using a wiring diagram and test equipment.




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Jaymckenzie
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May 17, 2012, 7:16 PM

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I have an electrician living with me. He can read wiring diagrams and all that.. I even have them printed out

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May 17, 2012, 7:18 PM

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Great, if you think he's qualified, tell him to go for it.




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Jaymckenzie
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May 17, 2012, 7:20 PM

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Right...but where should I be looking


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May 17, 2012, 7:43 PM

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Right...but where should I be looking


In the yellow pages..........




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