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Mitsubishi Outlander XLS: replaced daytime running lamps on

Customer Question

replaced daytime running lamps on 07 outlander. after putting in new bulbs they do not work. put old ones back in and they don't work either.....what are we missing....
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Mitsubishi
Expert:  Doug replied 2 years ago.
Have you gone over all of your fuses to make sure you didn't accidentally short something while working on the bulb replacement? There isn't really much else to expect if all you did was remove the old bulbs and put in the new.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
yes we checked the fuses. i know thats what baffles me.
Expert:  Doug replied 2 years ago.
Do you have the mini DRL bulbs in the corners of the main lamps, or the separate DRL housings in the bumper (like fog lights, but on all the time)?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
i have the fog light DRL. there is only the 1 fuse in the main fuse box correct?
Expert:  Doug replied 2 years ago.
Thanks, ***** ***** take a look at the schematic real quick.
Expert:  Doug replied 2 years ago.
Please double check this fuse:

If it is intact, please check to see if there is voltage present there with the engine running.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
fuse is still intact and voltage is present.
Expert:  Doug replied 2 years ago.
Lets go back to the DRL bulb and unplug it and check for voltage on the blue/green wire with the engine running... is there voltage present there?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
voltage checks there. ive tried two different sets of bulbs here. one is LED when those didnt work i put the old ones back in and they didnt work either. they did work before i shut the car down to replace the bulbs.
Expert:  Doug replied 2 years ago.
If you have voltage at the bulb connectors, there really isn't much else to consider but the bulbs... The two lights use separate grounds, so it is unlikely to see the ground go bad. Never the less, check for voltage at the bulb connectors using the ground wire too rather than chassis ground... If you still show voltage, then the ground is good too.
At that point... Take a spare 12v bulb of any type and temporarily hook it to the DRL connector with some scrap wire while the engine is running and see if you get light.
Expert:  Doug replied 2 years ago.
I suspect you may have found the issue?
If you need more help please just let me know and we can continue. If you are all set for now we can close this ticket out.