Headlight Issue

Tiny
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  • 1998 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE
  • 4 CYL
I had just installed some After-market headlights on my 1998 Eclipse. I checked my lights every time I re-routed or re-wired something on the vehicle. Unfortunately after I found a good source for my Halo rings (on the lighters hot wire), I went to check my lights again and the running lights went out/ all the turn signals headlights low/high and brake lights work, except the running lights? I clipped an old alarm horn from the engine bay and a little light that was under the lighter connections (it was the lighting for the lighter slot). I cant seem to find a fuse that would be the running lights and I dont have a lid on my fuse box under the dash- Is there another fuse that is associated with the running lights and what do I need to do to fix this issue. Thanks
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Saturday, February 19th, 2011 AT 3:07 PM

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Tiny
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Here are the schematics and fusebox identifictions.
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Saturday, February 19th, 2011 AT 4:04 PM
Tiny
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Hey thanks for the diagrams, I think I might know what it is. Also when I turn the headlights on, I can hear a tick coming from one of the fuses under hood/ would that be an indication of a bad fuse or relay?
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Saturday, February 19th, 2011 AT 6:21 PM
Tiny
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You're welcome.

Ticking noises are not from fuses. They are from relays working. Seems the taillight relay is working so you need to check the dedicated fuse for the lighting system.

Relays might would tick if the coil circuit is good but it could still be bad if power is not being transmitted due to bad contacts internally.
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Saturday, February 19th, 2011 AT 7:27 PM
Tiny
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I feel like a Dumb Ass! I was looking at your diagram and noticed that the "tail lamps" (under the dedicated fuses) controlled majority of the problems I was having, I also lost my interior dash board lights (didnt notice til today). Well I bought a new relay switch right before you replied back about it being Good! But thats not the funny part- Well I was thinking about the relay and noticed a fuse for the tail lamps right beside the relay, freaking thing was blown and fixed my problem instantly! So THANK YOU for all of your help sir, I wouldnt think it to be the most simple solution. Errr!
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Saturday, February 19th, 2011 AT 8:01 PM
Tiny
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Glad to know you have fixed the problem. Sometimes simple things are not obvious until you go over it again.

Have a nice day.
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Saturday, February 19th, 2011 AT 8:10 PM

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