Question about 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse
I tried changing out the relay and the fuses but still nothing
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
speaker noise in car at all times even with key off,Radio does not work,Goes away when removing radio fuse or power door lock fuse.Does not quit when radio is unplugged including speaker wires.
Posted on Nov 27, 2008
had the same problem with my 03 eclipse. check your cigarette lighter fuse. powered on the same circuit. that was my issue
Posted on Mar 08, 2010
This is as a result of a short occurring most likely in the radio harness.
It happened me while working on a customers car. In my case checked all fuses and they all appeared fine, both those under the hood/bonnet and those underneath the steering wheel.
After studying the workshop electrical schemmatics for the car it appears that the clock, interior lights, central locking receiver and radio permanent live/battery are all on the one line.
In effect damage had occurred after the internal fuse panel, therefore all fuses were ok and supplying power across them, but at some point after there was a break in the wire.
However you DO NOT need to remove dash and or replace harnesses to rectify.
Look at the fuse panel underneath the steering wheel. Slot 18 (bottom RHS) and you will see in raised plastic 'BACK UP'. Inserting a 10A fuse here will restore the interior lights, radio, clock and your central locking.
There is a small plastic piece in the way which prevents a fuse going in. Simply use a thin pair of pliers, scissors or a screwdriver (or similar tool) to break this and all pieces of it away until you are able to insert the 10A mini blade fuse.
(I believe the fact this back up exists is because the designers of electrical system at mitsibushi realised it had shortcomings or this would be a potential problem - and included the back up for such an occurence)
(7 years experienced auto electrician & owner of Car Audio company in Perth Western Australia)
Posted on Sep 17, 2012
Tips for a great answer:
Front Passenger door lock switch
Body Control Module (BCM)
Relays: Driver Door Unlock--if equipped, Door Unlock, and Door Lock
Door Lock fuse 15A
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