Stratus V6-2.5L VIN H (1997)
Battery Discharge Protection Relay: Description and Operation
Headlamp Time Delay System
The optional Headlamp Time Delay system is controlled by the Body Controller (BC) and a relay located in the junction block. The headlamp
time delay system can be activated by turning ON the headlamps when the engine is running, turn OFF the ignition switch, then turn OFF the
headlamp switch. The BC will allow the headlamps to remain ON for 90 seconds before they automatically turn off. Refer to the Owner's Manual
for more information.
The headlamp delay uses a relay located in the junction block. Power for the relay is supplied on circuit A3. This circuit powers the coil and
contact sides of the relay and is protected by a 40 amp fuse located in the Power Distribution Center (PDC) cavity 15.
The relay is activated by the operator turning OFF the ignition with the headlamps ON. The Body Control Module (BCM) controls the ground for
the coil side of the relay and the amount of time the headlamps stay ON. Circuit G50 connects the coil side of the relay to the BCM.
When the relay is energized, the contacts in the relay CLOSE connecting circuits A3 and L4. Circuit L4 is used to power the fuses used for
low-beam headlamp operation.