Question about 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse
I have a 1998 Eclipse Spyder GST. When I turn on my headlight the dash light and tail light DOES not light up. I checked fuses and they are good. I put a meter to the fuse (15amp) in the engine bay for "Tail Lamp" no reading. I just found out that when reversing, back up light does not come on either. Is there another master fuse controlling these three fuses? Everything else seems to working fine. Radio is good, interior dome is good, turn signals are good, hazard is good. Please help?? Need wiring diagram.
Your tail light relay is bad. if you swap the headlight relay and the tail light relay, i bet your tail light will work and the head lights won't. then you'll know for sure its the relay.
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Posted on Dec 14, 2008
First of all, you can't tell if a fuse is bad by looking. So make sure you check both sides of the fuse, and use the voltage setting, not amperage. There will be no current flow if a bulb is bad, for example. Second is that yes, there is always a master inline fuse somewhere. On many cars is it called a fusible link, and is simply a fat piece of wire. But many cars also have a tin foil looking bus bar main fuse on the fuse box. Can't tell you what your particular car has, but just follow from the battery, to the starter, then through the fusible link to the fusebox, where it then fans out. A test light is faster than a meter, because you can clip the ground, don't need 2 hands, and you don't have to look at the dial.
Posted on Nov 17, 2012
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