Mitsubishi Car 1999-05

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Brake, Signal & Marker Lights



Removal & Installation
Back-up Lights


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Fig. The back-up lamp socket assembly is located on the underside of the trunk lid



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Fig. Twist the bulb socket to release the locking tabs from the lens



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Fig. Pull the bulb assembly straight out of the socket to remove it

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Open the trunk lid.
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  5. If equipped, remove the trim on the underside of the trunk lid.
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  7. Turn the socket counterclockwise 1 / 4 of a turn to release it from the lens.
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  9. Pull the bulb out to remove it from the socket.
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  11. The installation is the reverse of removal.
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  13. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  15. Verify the operation of the lamp.
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High-Mount Brake Light
1997-00 Mirage, 1999-00 Galant, And 1997-00 Diamante
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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NOTE
The bulb socket is accessible from the trunk underneath the package shelf.

  1. Open the trunk lid and detach the electrical connector from the bulb socket.
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  3. Rotate the socket counterclockwise and remove it from the lamp assembly.
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  5. Rotate the bulb clockwise while pushing it gently inward to remove it from the socket.
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  7. The installation is the reverse of removal.
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License Plate Lights


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Fig. Remove the two lamp lens retaining screws . . .



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Fig. . . . then lower the lens to access the bulb



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Fig. Remove the bulb by pulling it from the terminals on the lens

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the two retaining screws for the lamp lens.
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  5. Lower the lens from the trunk lid.
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  7. Grasp the bulb and remove it from the terminals on the lens.
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To install:

  1. Place the bulb into place on the lens and lightly press into the terminals on the lens.
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  3. Place the lens into position on the trunk lid and tighten the two retaining screws.
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  5. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  7. Verify the operation of the lamp.
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Parking & Side Marker Lights


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Fig. On 1994-98 Galant models, remove the power steering reservoir mounting bolts, and position the reservoir to the side



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Fig. Remove the washer fluid reservoir retaining screws . . .



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Fig. . . . then move the reservoir out of the way to access the parking and side marker lamp bulbs on 1994-98 Galant models



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Fig. After the washer fluid reservoir is removed, the parking lamp bulb (B) and the side marker lamp (A) are accessible on 1994-98 Galant models



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Fig. Twist the bulb socket to release it from the lens



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Fig. Pull the bulb assembly out of the socket to remove

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove any necessary components to access the bulbs.
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  5. Rotate the bulb sockets and rotate them counterclockwise to remove them.
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  7. Grasp the bulb and remove it from the socket by pulling it straight out.
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  9. The installation is the reverse of removal.
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Rear Turn Signal, Brake & Tail Lights


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Fig. The back-up lamp socket assembly is located on the underside of the trunk lid. Detach the electrical connector . . .



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Fig. . . . then unfasten the trim panel retaining screws for access to the bulb(s)



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Fig. Twist the bulb socket to release it from the lens



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Fig. Pull the bulb assembly out of the socket to remove

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Open the trunk lid, hatch, or tailgate and remove the retainers, then remove the inner trim panel in order to get to the rear lamp assembly.
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  5. Turn the necessary bulb and socket assembly to unlock it from the housing, then pull it from the housing.
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  7. Pull the bulb from the socket and replace with a new one of the same type.
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  9. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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Side Marker Lights


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Fig. Remove the side marker light retaining screw . . .



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Fig. . . . then pull the lens away from the rear fascia



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Fig. Twist the bulb socket to release it from the lens



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Fig. Pull the bulb assembly straight out of the socket to remove

  1. Remove the two retaining screws from the lens.
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  3. Remove the lens from the rear fascia.
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  5. Grasp the bulb socket and rotate it counter-clockwise to remove it from the lamp.
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  7. Pull the bulb out to remove it from the socket.
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  9. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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Turn Signals
Front Turn Signals


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Fig. Remove the turn signal lens retaining screw . . .



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Fig. . . . then remove the lens from the front fascia



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Fig. Twist the bulb socket to release it from the lens



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Fig. Pull the bulb assembly out of the socket to remove

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the two retaining screws from the lens.
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  5. Remove the lens from the front fascia.
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  7. Grasp the bulb socket and rotate it counter-clockwise to remove it from the lamp.
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  9. Pull the bulb out to remove it from the socket.
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  11. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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Fog/Driving Lights



Aiming
  1. Park the vehicle on level ground, so it is perpendicular to and, facing a flat wall about 25 ft. (7.6m) away.
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  3. Remove any stone shields, if equipped, and switch ON the lights.
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  5. Loosen the mounting hardware of the lights so you can aim them as follows:
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  1. The horizontal distance between the light beams on the wall should be the same as between the lights themselves.
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  3. The vertical height of the light beams above the ground should be 4 in. (10cm) less than the distance between the ground and the center of the lamp lenses for fog lights. For driving lights, the vertical height should be even with the distance between the ground and the center of the lamp.
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  1. Tighten the mounting hardware.
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  3. Test to make sure the lights work correctly, and the light pattern is even.
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Installing Aftermarket Auxiliary Lights

NOTE
Before installing any aftermarket light, make sure it is legal for road use. Most acceptable lights will have a DOT approval number. Also check your local and regional inspection regulations. In certain areas, aftermarket lights must be installed in a particular manner or they may not be legal for inspection.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Unpack the contents of the light kit purchased. Place the contents in an open space where you can easily retrieve a piece if needed.
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  5. Choose a location for the lights. If you are installing fog lights, below the bumper and apart from each other is desirable. Most fog lights are mounted below or very close to the headlights. If you are installing driving lights, above the bumper and close together is desirable. Most driving lights are mounted between the headlights.
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  7. Drill the needed hole(s) to mount the light. Install the light, and secure using the supplied retainer nut and washer. Tighten the light mounting hardware, but not the light adjustment nut or bolt.
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  9. Install the relay that came with the light kit in the engine compartment, in a rigid area, such as a fender. Always install the relay with the terminals facing down. This will prevent water from entering the relay assembly.
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  11. Using the wire supplied, locate the ground terminal on the relay, and connect a length of wire from this terminal to a good ground source. You can drill a hole and screw this wire to an inside piece of metal; just scrape the paint away from the hole to ensure a good connection.
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  13. Locate the light terminal on the relay; and attach a length of wire between this terminal and the fog/driving lamps.
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  15. Locate the ignition terminal on the relay, and connect a length of wire between this terminal and the light switch.
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  17. Find a suitable mounting location for the light switch and install. Some examples of mounting areas are a location close to the main light switch, auxiliary light position in the instrument panel, if equipped, or in the center of the instrument panel.
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  19. Depending on local and regional regulations, the other end of the switch can be connected to a constant power source such as the battery, an ignition opening in the fuse panel, or a parking or headlight wire.
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  21. Locate the power terminal on the relay, and connect a wire with an in-line fuse of at least 10 amperes between the terminal and the battery.
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  23. With all the wires connected and tied up neatly, connect the negative battery cable.
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  25. Turn the lights ON and adjust the light pattern, if necessary.
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Removal & Installation
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Unfasten the retainer(s), then remove the fog light assembly.
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  5. Remove the bulb attaching spring, then pull the bulb from the assembly, holding it by the base, NOT by the glass.
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  7. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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