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Component Description

After starting the engine with the parking brake released and the lighting switch in the OFF or 1ST position, the headlamp high beam automatically turns on. With the lighting switch in the 2nd position or with autolamps ON, the headlamps function the same as conventional light systems.

The BCM monitors inputs from the parking brake switch and the combination switch to determine when to activate the daytime light system. The BCM sends a daytime light request to the IPDM E/R via the CAN communication lines. The IPDM E/R grounds the daytime light relay which in turn, provides power to the ground side of the RH high beam lamp. Power flows backward through the RH high beam lamp to the IPDM E/R, through the high beam fuses, through the LH high beam lamp circuit to the LH high beam lamp and on to ground. The high beam lamps are wired in series which causes them to illuminate at a reduced intensity.