1995 Mitsubishi Verada 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 213000 miles
I have a 1995 Mitsubishi Verada Station Wagon (also known sometimes as a Magna). The other night, while riding, the headlights flickered a bit a couple times, just before getting to our destination. I found it odd, but it was late, I was tired and soon forgot about it. This week (the first time driving at night since), when I tried to turn the headlights on, nothing happened. The column switch has 3 positions:
1-All lights Off
2-Position Lights, Tail lights, Instrument panels
So here is what I have gathered: Set in either position 2 or 3, the position lights turn ON, but the headlights (High beam or low beam) never do. All the other lights work (parking, blinker, brake lights, and instrument panel) set in either 2 or 3. When I switch on the High beam, the blue indicator in the instrument panel does NOT light up as it used to. I’ve checked the fuses and they all seem fine and unbroken. The only one that might be relevant and that I haven’t been able to check is the square relay in the engine fuse housing indicated H/LP as it is a small non-transparent plastic boxed unit (can’t see if anything is blown and I don’t have a tester with me as I am travelling). I'm not sure it is relevant to this problem, but it is labeled the same H/LP as the fuses relating to the headlights, but they don't mention anything about them in the owner's manual
So NONE of the headlights, left or right, high or low turn on anymore. Any ideas? I had the feeling that the switch position 3 was not registering, but I think I remember the highbeams lighting ON while pulling on the lever even if it was on position 2. It would just not stay on Highbeams. I'm not sure though. But right now, nothing happens.
Monday, March 22nd, 2010 AT 7:56 PM