Jim Grant's Tech Tips
‘91 Honda Accord, Daytime Running Lights
Q: The daytime running lights on my ‘91 Honda Accord stopped working. It is the Canadian version of the Honda Accord. Is there a DRL module that controls the operation of the lights? The rest of the lights operate correctly.
- Fred Grimwood
A: Honda likes to call it a Daytime Running Light (DRL) relay. Yes the relay could be the cause for your problem, but I would suggest checking your fuses closely before replacing the relay. Check fuse #10 in the under dash fuse panel. This fuse is a 7.5 amp and is the one that tells the relay that the ignition is on. There is fuse # 36 in the under hood fuse and relay box that is needed to operate the DRL relay as well. While you're checking fuses, be sure to check the condition of all the fuses. Also, be sure your parking brake warning light is not on. The parking brake switch is a signal that can turn off the daytime running lights as well. If all the basics check out you may be replacing the DRL relay.