I looked at posting this under the American Muscle forum but my poor Ford Focus wagon is pretty emasculated what with the carseat and stroller and all ...not exactly show and shine material. First, some stats: 2002 Focus SE Wagon, 5spd manual, power everything, craptacular non-stock stereo that I want to rip out and curb stomp. Now, the headlights. They worked without issue up to and including on the way out to the Halloween party we went to on Saturday night. As of when we left a few hours later, they no longer work. Both headlights are out and do not turn on no matter the position of the headlight dial (running lights, regular lights... no dice). The orange running lights and brights do work, however, and that's how I drove home from the party (much to the disgust of my husband, lol . He says lit roads, lights not strictly needed. I say I'd rather make no mistake about our dark grey car being seen - and seeing what the road lights don't show, for that matter - and if someone gets their panties in a wad about the brights, well, I'm sorry but hey you know I'm there. Anyway...) We checked the fuses and none of them appear to be tripped. However, we don't have the owners' manual and we had to guess at which fuse it was. We checked all the fuses that looked like they had anything to do with lights. On that note, does the metal filament in a fuse have to sever/melt to be tripped, or is it possible to have one tripped without any change in outward appearance? I've never seen a tripped auto fuse before. Husband thinks it's probably a short somewhere. I'm hoping not. Is there anything else we can check before we take it in? This'll have to get fixed pronto - south Canadian twilight begins around 5 and will only get earlier for the next while, and of course driving after dark with either brights or no lights isn't a good idea. Also, something that may possibly be related: We bought the car used about a year ago. The interior lights and power mirrors have never worked and the fuses appear fine, same as above (we checked those a while back). We've suspected it was an electrical issue but it hasn't been enough of a bother for us to get it looked at. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance. Cliffs: Headlights both suddenly stopped working on the weekend. Highbeams and running lights still work. Trying to figure out what the issue is.