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I’m still trying to fix daughters flickering DRL , has halogen headlights.
Found a bad connector I think, the DRL’s seem very, very bright.
I can jiggle left headlight jack and left DRL dims and no flickering, but right still very bright and flickers.
Again only running car no flickering with car off. Should DRL be super bright.
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Ok so the DRL’s I think should be dimmer and no flickering.
I started to pull right headlight jack apart tiny bit and got the right side to dim down and not flicker. But too much I lose connection.
Seems to me too much voltage to DRL causes too bright and flickering.
 

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Try separating the connectors and spraying contact cleaner in both sides. after they are dry, put a dab of dielectric grease on one side and reconnect.

On my 2014 anyway, the DRLs are the headlights. The power is a modulated output that dims the headlights to about half power I think. It is interconnected to the daylight sensor among other things. I would assume the power for the separate DRLs would be the same.
 

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I think we should confirm what kind of DRL you have as you haven't clearly specified. Do you have the Gen 2 2016 or one of those Gen 1 2016's? What does the Cruze look like?

The Gen1 DRL is a small strip near the fog light housing at the bottom of the bumper if it's a 2015+ with a higher level trim. The absolute base level trim does not have these, the headlight instead acts as the DRL.

The Gen2 DRL is a strip in the headlight itself, again, if it's a higher level trim. The base level trim just has the headlight bulb run as a DRL.
 

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Its a Gen 2, base line model, with strip in Headlight assembly.
What I thought was a bad connector, took to a shop and they pulled apart ran a 12v box to DRL only and they were bright and flickered.
So it must be a bad wire within the harness buried in car or the BCM.
I will not take to dealer they are scams, and since rebuilt title- I don't wanna hear them tell me they cant touch it.
Worst case is I disable the DRL, heck I turn them off anyways cause the flicker.
Thanks
Wish there was a simple solution for my daughters car.
 
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