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My Mitsubishi Eclipse DRL functions well.
However, when I turn the switch to position lamp, the DRL dims, but no other lamp switches on.

Is this normal?

I would have expected a dedicated position lamp to light up, but none did.
I discussed it with the dealer, but he could not provide an explanation.
Any views?
 

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Hello there
My Mitsubishi Eclipse DRL functions well.
However, when I turn the switch to position lamp, the DRL dims, but no other lamp switches on.

Is this normal?

I would have expected a dedicated position lamp to light up, but none did.
I discussed it with the dealer, but he could not provide an explanation.
Any views?
I was driving in the rain yesterday with just my DRL's on, as my Auto-On didn't think it was dark enough, and had another EC with all lights on follow me into a service (gas) station. I noted that the other EC turned their lights off manually. As they did this the DRL's, which were dim brighten which is normal practice. The yellowish position lamp came on just before switch off within the same location as the headlight. They had halogen headlights with no Auto-On function. My EC has LED headlights and Auto-On and if you switch them on manually there is no position lamp as found with the halogens but the DRL's do dim. I think it is just a function of the switch that is unused in LED lighted EC's. Funny but this same issue came to mind yesterday when I saw the behaviour of the other EC model. The setup of these lamps and lights varies around the world. The US have a small side mounted front (white) and rear (red) position lamp inside the lamp cluster which is not fitted to any other geo as far as I know.
 

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The US have a small side mounted front (white) and rear (red) position lamp inside the lamp cluster which is not fitted to any other geo as far as I know.
Yes we do. I didn't realize that we were the only ones who require that. I watched a video recently that showed an EC with headlight washers. Now that would be cool.
 

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Yes we do. I didn't realize that we were the only ones who require that. I watched a video recently that showed an EC with headlight washers. Now that would be cool.
Headlight washers are required by some EU countries. They are mandatory for Bi-Xenon headlights in the EU and Australia.

I would love to have the full rear tail light across the tail spoiler activated (either side of the high level LED stop lamp). That option is only available in the US as well.
 

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I would love to have the full rear tail light across the tail spoiler activated (either side of the high level LED stop lamp). That option is only available in the US as well.
We have full tail light in Turkey. I think all European countries have them.
 

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Rıfat;9833 said:
We have full tail light in Turkey. I think all European countries have them.
Yeah I think we missed out. Power loom plug is on the tailgate under the trim but only has a two wire plug on the down side powering the high level stop lamp. The upstream side of the plug is fully wired so I would assume it is carrying the required power for the outer lamps. The outer lamps are dummy and have no illumination in them on the Australian models so would need complete replacement. Around AU$127 each for the lamps on AliExpress but I'd need to source the harness from a US dealer and they're around US$150 plus shipping. To buy the whole thing (lamps and harness) from a US dealer or parts source would be around AU$900 shipped but they'd be genuine parts. Not worth looking at currently plus the lamp assembly and the garnish are bolted together and the garnish is held on by clips which refuse to budge and it's too close to glass for me to start forcing stuff. I'll have to live without it...
 

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So after my last post I went back and concentrated on removing the tail garnish with the stop and tail lights attached. Just a little bit more force and the pins separated from the tailgate without issue. Found a large build up of dust and grime under the garnish that I was able to clean off. None of the locating pins were damaged.

As I thought, the two wire wiring harness for the stop lamp simply runs into an internal mount behind the right tail lamp and then runs back to the high level stop lamp. Both tail lamps are dummy with no port for the fitment of a bulb into the housing. I have ordered the SEL sub harness for these lights from a US dealer and will check out the fitness for the job once it arrives and before ordering any light housings. Once I get started I will open a thread on it so as to keep this thread for its original subject.
 

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Shelved the idea. I checked Australian Design Rules for lighting and it turns out the reason we have the tails are disabled is because it is illegal in Australia to group the high level stop lamp with any other lamp. The tail lamps and high level stop lamp being a group once enabled. Strange but true.
 
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