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James mason, Midlothian

Mitsubishi Shogun

Hi my car was in for repairs and Since I got it back the battery keeps draining....even after a long run it won't start.....could it be the alternator...

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why is my pajero sport not responding to revs manhuru gibson from Zimbabwe

Submitted: 06/09/2015 20:51:00 | ID: 120870

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Collin Mangenah, Zimbabwe

Mitsubishi Shogun

I live in Zimbabwe (being Zimbabwean) and my car is a pre-owned Mitsubishi Pajero/Shogun 3.5 V6 GDI Exceed that I imported from Japan. Yesterday afternoon I started the car and it happily responded as it always does. However on trying to engage drive the gearbox would not respond which to the reverse or drive gears. I switched off and tried again to no avail. My wife (only concerned about getting to her favourite Food Lovers Market store) ordered me to move over and restarted the car. Upon revving the engine a bit the gearbox responded and we were on our way. There were no problems except once when I was accelerating and I felt and unusual lunge forward as it changed gears. This morning the same problem recurred although it went away after applying a bit of pressure on the accelerator. Please help diagnose my problem. At this point I donot want to take my car to a workshop yet as they usually oblige by coming up with far fetched theories that sometimes entail stripping the car only to acknowledge later that it wasnt necessary. From your experiences what could be the source of the problem. Could it be a minor issue requiring only an ATF oil change or something?

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chances are high that your ATF LEVEL is low just try and add the transmission fluid , if the level is fine I suggest you change the transmission filter heavens from Zimbabwe

chances are high that your ATF LEVEL is low just try and add the transmission fluid , if the level is fine I suggest you change the transmission filter heavens from Zimbabwe

pajero sport engine running, but not responding to revs. im in zimbabwe, need your technical expertice thank manhuru gibson manhuru gibson from Zimbabwe

Submitted: 03/08/2015 10:35:28 | ID: 119273

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Mike, West Midlands

Mitsubishi Colt

The roof on my czc3 refuses to lower there is just a beeping sound,the windows don't go down.

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Check your roller blind is pulled out in the boot and the sensor is working because this sounds like it might be the problem MARTIN WILLIAMS from Lancashire

Submitted: 13/08/2016 13:13:06 | ID: 134328

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Hans, Ireland

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hello, need help. Mitsubishi shogun sport 3.0 petrol , engine Ecu fried and after sending off for reconditioning, came back , unable to do anything with it. The lad AT the Garage said, it may be possible to fit second hand one but has to be exact number and need keys locks dash as well.Does anyone have a similar experience or can point me in the right direction, because like a needle in a hay stack.

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I think you may need to get Mitsubishi to do this for you. I'm afraid it won't be cheap either. They will fit a new ECU and program it to match your ignition keys. Unless you have the programing tool, you are going to struggle to do this yourself. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 27/07/2016 17:23:43 | ID: 133893

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Stuart bursnoll, Suffolk

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

no hazard lights or indcators checked all fuses have 12v at fuse in fuse box under dash . any ideas or where can I find a wiring diagram thanks Stuart

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Email me at paulATgtbigfootDOTplusDOTcom and I'll reply with the wiring diagram file attached. You have a faulty flasher unit, located next to fuses aboveand to right of throttle pedal. The mitsubishi part is non standard and very expensive, so I simply made a short wiring harness to connect a universal electronic flasher RFL6. This can be mounted to the door pillar. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 22/07/2016 19:22:13 | ID: 133735

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oyekoya, Nigeria

Mitsubishi Carisma

hi, the brainbox is bad,the key failed to work with the new brain box fixed, pls how and where can i get a new brain box that will work with the key? i am in lagos nigeria west africa. or what can ido? the mechanic suggested a change of engine. pls i need your help. thanks.

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what re the text? oyekoya from Nigeria

Submitted: 18/08/2016 14:06:51 | ID: 134444

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Seelan, Dublin

Mitsubishi Space Star

Hi, the car starts perfectly alright but after running for an hour or so if the car stalls or I stop and restart in a few minutes it won't start. I had to wait for 20-30 minutes or more and then it restarts without any problem. Temperature gauge has never gone up at all. Can anyone tell me the problem?

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Mitsubishi space wagon won't start easily, what is the problem? Darrington from Jamaica

I have the exact same problem you describe here. Same deal. Can drive a long distance, but as soon as I stop I cant start it untill after 15-30 min ish.. Did you figure out what was wrong? Mr. R from Norway

Submitted: 05/01/2015 20:11:38 | ID: 108985

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matt, Devon

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

hi 2004 shogun sport 2.5td takes a long time to start when cold, turns over and over and then fires up, i have replaced the glow plugs, the glow plug relay , the battery and the fuel pump and filter but it still does it although granted not as bad! starts fine when hot also idles fine once it has started hot or cold. very occasionally will just die while driving along . i have tried to connect 2 different OBD devices but neither one will connect to the ECU. getting very frustrated by it any thoughts greatly appreciated thanks

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Hi matt after reading the problems you are having, have you checked to see if the fuel pick up pipe is leaking. also have a look at the fuel filler pipe. i have the same problem with mine and it turned out to be the fuel and return pick up pipe this sits on top the tank and is a common problem as you probity know the fuel system has to be pressurized and this will leak air in to the fuel tank. thanks Karl Karl from Southampton

Submitted: 06/08/2016 12:57:28 | ID: 134141

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samuel, Barbados

Mitsubishi L200

Have a 2007 L200 4d56.Three weeks after changing the timing belt, the tensioner bolt snapped and I had to replace the belt. Any ideas has to why it snapped?

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My guess would be a) You didn't replace the bolt or b) You overtightened it or c) Act of God, just plain bad luck. This is assuming that you did your installation correctly Brian from New Zealand

My guess would be a) You didn't replace the bolt or b) You overtightened it or c) Act of God, just plain bad luck. This is assuming that you did your installation correctly Brian from New Zealand

Mine has done the same did you have to replace any valves or take the head off at all or just put new belt on aaron from West Sussex

Submitted: 13/01/2016 20:27:53 | ID: 126077

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Danny Keenan, West Yorkshire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport 2004

Hi, I`m having problems starting my Mitsubishi Shogun Sport when cold. Can anyone help please? (warrior)

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Almost certain to be glow plugs. Terry Price from England

Hello, over the last few weeks I have experienced difficulty starting my own Warrior from cold. I went through the routines, checked connections at filter head and hose clips at pipes and all appeared to be in order.(Had to bleed system if left for any length of time) I also tested heater plugs and checked operation of lift pump and checked it for holding vacuum, I checked pipe work from front to back and again all appeared to be in order, last week I was no further forward so again had a look at the pipe work and this time examined the tank area more thoroughly and noticed a damp spot at the rubber hoses on top of fuel tank. Today I decided to drop the tank and inspect the 6mm and 8mm pipes at top of tank and I found evidence of dampness at these pipes. I attempted to source a replacement tank cover complete with pipes, but was unable to, so I cleaned up the pipes and cut off the damaged sections. I then extended the rubber hoses and reconnected them to the steel pipes running along chassis and refitted the tank. I have left the vehicle for a few hours and found the car to start as it used to. I noticed that there are a few dirt traps about the fuel system and as such causes corrosion at these pipes and at the steel filler and breather pipes. I have removed the plastic cover over tank filler pipes and have cleaned rust from the pipes and have painted them to try and preserve them. I hope this information is of some use to you and can help alleviate your problems. Sam Jackson from Ayrshire

Thanks to you post I think I have found the problem with mine has problem starting when cold and can also see damp and fuel leaking from fuel pickup pipes Had the tank hard to remove as need to replace fuel pickup pipes Karl from Southampton

Submitted: 10/10/2013 15:56:23 | ID: 56138

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Stuart, Cheshire

Mitsubishi Shogun

My 3.2 dd Shogun engine quite "rattles" for the first few miles until warmed up then is reasonably quiet. Could this be the top chain tensioner needs replacing or an oil guide etc?

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Hi... my 3.2 did animal done this since I bought it... I just thought it was abuilt exhaust bracket broke and rattling but it turns out that after a while the dual mass fly wheel had completely snapped in half... I lost all drive one morning going to work... it had to be changed to a solid fly wheel and a new clutch... 1200 quid later I was back on the road.... don't panic it might not be that but it was similar sounding from your post. Ben from Kent

Submitted: 21/12/2014 14:46:40 | ID: 108222

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Chris, Hampshire

Mitsubishi Colt

Engine management light has come on. We have tried 3 different diagnostic machines but none will connect, checked all fuses and they are all okay, will borrowing a different machine tomorrow. Just wondered if anyone has any suggestions on how to resolve this, yhsnks

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worth trying to disconnect the battery for about tens seconds and then reconnecting. Make sure you know the radio code (if there is one) before doing so....this is sort of like rebooting a PC... Keith Lewis from Surrey

Submitted: 25/04/2016 20:55:40 | ID: 130812

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adisa bayo, Nigeria

Mitsubishi Carisma

My automatic carisma gdi will not move when in drive or reverse but the engine works perfectly well. What is the solution pls??

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Either your gearbox is gone completely or its a simple fix: The gear-link arm is often a plastic piece that can deform or crack or even slip off, ensure that this is seated correctly (youll find it under the car, directly under the gear-stick and connecting to your gearbox) Strachan from Scottish Borders

Submitted: 18/04/2016 00:09:36 | ID: 130521

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MJD, Nigeria

Mitsubishi Carisma

I have a mitsubishi carisma GDI 1.8 petrol engine 2001 model manual, i have an ongoing problem with the car which when it starts and drive for about 15 to 20 min the yellow engine light comes on and the car slows down zzzz then moves very slowly, have changed fuel pump twice but the problem still there, please i need help. Anyone. Thanks God bless MJD from Nigeria

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Its hard to tell exactly what the engine light means without getting an OBD computer attached to it but the issue itself sounds like overheating. Before spending any money on it I would check and clean the Air filter, check the coolant levels and clean/reseat the battery terminals. If thats not sorted anything then while the engine is running, disconnect the MAF sensor (Mass Air Flow - sometimes known as manifold air pressure sensor) and any other sensors you can get to without taking things off (throttle position sensor/02Lambda sensor etc). Best bet is to get it into a garage (or a friend who has an OBD reader) and find out! (If you can find pics to guide you then the following tutorial might help: Locate your OBD socket on the car (the plug is located on the right hand beneath the steering wheel, up under the plastic cover) Stick a copper wire in pin nr 1. Then connect the wire to any metal on the car. (Grounding the connection) Make sure this isn't going to move anywhere then turn the ignition to the ON position (not the starter motor, just the lights etc) A clicking sound will appear and then the check engine light will start to flash in given sequence. When it flashes 0,5 sec with apprx 0.5 delay then it`s "tens" When it flashes 0,2 sec with apprx 0,2 delay then it`s "one" EX : three "long flases" and two "short flashes" equals code 32 which is the MAP sensor These are the codes : Diagnostic Codes Mitsubishi Without OBD-II 11 Oxygen sensor fault. 12 Airflow sensor fault. 13 Intake air temp sensor fault. 14 Throttle position sensor (TPS) fault. 15 Idle speed control (ISC) motor position sensor fault. 21 Coolant temp sensor fault. 22 Crankshaft position (CKP) sesnor fault. 23 Camshaft position (CMP) sensor fault. 24 Vehicle speed sensor (VSS) fault. 25 Barometric (BARO) pressure sensor fault. 31 Knock sensor fault. 32 MAP sensor faulty. 36 Ignition timing adjustment signal fault. 39 Oxygen (O2) sensor fault. 41 Injector(s) fault 42 Fuel pump fault. 43 EGR fault. 44 Ignition coil (cylinders #1 & #4) fault. 52 Ignition coil (cylinders #2 & #5) fault. 53 Ignition coil (cylinders #3 & #6) fault. 55 Idle air control (IAC) valve position sensor fault. 59 Rear Oxygen (O2) sesnor fault. 61 Transaxle control module torque reduction signal fault. 62 Variable Induction control (VIC) valve position sensor fault. 71 Traction control (TC) vacuum valve solenoid fault. 72 Traction Control (TC) vent valve solenoid fault.) Good Luck! Strachan from Scottish Borders

Submitted: 13/05/2016 12:50:39 | ID: 131473

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Leona Mccue, Clackmannanshire

Mitsubishi Colt

Hi my passenger door won't lock or unlock with the central locking I have to manually open and shut it. All the other doors and the boot is working with the central lock just the passenger door that isnt. Can anyone help.

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Hi that will be your actuator. Take the door panel off and have a look. Its quite an easy job. ben from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 14/07/2016 20:58:31 | ID: 133531

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mark wilson, Dumfries and Galloway

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi, i have shogun sport 2.5 Trojun deisel and as it was fine one minute, stopeed in a car part, went to the chemist and then wouyld not start. Engine turns over, all lights on dash as normal but i noticed there was no glow plug light or any sort of activation noises from the relays. (i appreciate they dont always opperate once car is warm). Towed the car home and left it for two days, came back still the same. Engine turns over but will not fire at all. Again now even from cold there is no glow plug activation. I have tested main glow plug fuse on the battery terminal and i have 12v to the glow plug solenoid but no voltage on the activation pin when i turn on the ignition. I have checked all the connections including the temp sensor and all seem to be intact. I have also disconnected the plug on the temp sensor as stated in an electrical diagram i found on the net to see if it was the temp sensor but its still the same. I have also checked that i have fuel to the pump just in case there was a fuel problem and a sensor was detecting a problem. Everything seems normal but just will not activate glow plugs and will not even attampt to fire, even if its been sat in the sun or towed to try and start it. I am thinking its a glow circuit problem as the system is not activating at all but i have never come across a glow problem stoppping the motor from firing at all. Maybe its a sensor issue common to both glow and engine management circuits but i am at a loss as to which if any. I have no fault codes logged in the ecu. Is there anyone out there that can shed any light on the problem at all. Any comments greatly received as i am at a loss. Thanks, Mark

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This is an electrical fault, which may take some time to diagnose without having a code to go on. 12v at the glow plug relay suggests that the 80A engine control fusable link is ok. The control to the relay comes directly from the ecu. The ecu will use many of it's input signals to determine whether to energise that relay, so I'm afraid you'll need to spend some time checking fuses, relays and sensors. I have the wiring diagrams for the Shogun Sport, which will be similar, but not identical to the Trojan, if you need them. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Hi Paul, thanks for your input. How can i get the wiring info from you. Im sure it will help quote a lot in tracing the fault. What is baffling me is that even when the car is warm and the heaters should not be required, it stilll will not even attempt to start. As you say, maybe its one of the sensors common to more than the glow circuit. Please let me know how i can get the wiring manual from you. Thanks again. Mark mark wilson from Dumfries and Galloway

If you're happy to give an email address, I can send it to that. Alternatively, I can probably find somewhere on the net to upload it to. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Did you find the problem? As I have the same problems and symptoms with my shogun! Will turn over but not fire and the pre heat light not lighting on the dash! Mine also will not connect to a scanner though William gayton from Norfolk

No OBD2 comms suggests failed fuse for diagnostic connector (20A) or ECU failed or simply not powered! If no volts on pin 16 of diagnostic connector, check for a blown fuse in main fuse box. I think Mark's ECU is running, but had no codes stored. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Hi Paul, did you manage to send the wiring diagram to my email as i have had nothing come through? Wiliiam. No i have not found the problem, i have been busy at work and am looking to get hold of the wiring diagram. HOWEVER!! Oddly enough when i went out to it on sunday to try and double check fuses and connectors etc, i tried it and still wouldnt fire and no heaters working, tried again a few seconds later and up comes the heater lamp on the dash, hey prestow the car starts first touch. Runs fine for a few mins, i turn the car around, turn it off and straight away back into fault mode and will not start again and no heater lamps coming on. It sounds maybe like a loose connector but i have tried moving all the harnesses under both sides of the dash and in the engine bay and no amount of moving anything seems to work so im tipping that whatever component is faulty just decided in that moment to start working again when it started. Im hoping to get back onto it tomorrow (Friday). Paul im not sure how familiar you are with the 2006 shogun sports but on my previous sport i think it had the glow control unit in a metal box inside the passenger footwell. This 2006 model doesnt seem to have one and just has a large black multiplug ecu up inside the passenger side footwell. Is the glow plug control unit all combined within the main ecu or am i looking in the wrong place for it. Thanks again everyone, any info greatly received. Mark mark wilson from Dumfries and Galloway

Hi paul, for some reason i cannot share my email with you. Im guessing the system is piucking it up and not allowing it. I will try and write it: vampirehorse then the AT sign then outlook then dot com hope you can put that togeather and send me the wiring. Cheers, Mark mark wilson from Dumfries and Galloway

That email box doesn't exist according to the outlook mail server! Email me at paulATgtbigfootDOTplusDOTcom and I'll reply with the file attached. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Hi Paul my appologies it sholuld have been at hotmail and not outlook. I have mailed you as requested above. Thanks again, Mark mark wilson from Dumfries and Galloway

Hi Guys, update for the above. I have found that all the sensors including the imobiliser system seems to run on a 5Volts supply. With the ignition on this supply is checking on all the sensors with the plugs uncoupled from their relevant sensors at 2.3 Volts. Obviouslt low. Does anyone know where the 5 volts comes from, i would assumne there will be a regulator somewhere. I am thinking that as this has failed it has been right on the threshhold of the systems opperating and not opperating which may have given me the odd ability to start up the car at times? I will keep surching and hope this is the problem. Any info very welcome, Thanks, Mark mark wilson from Dumfries and Galloway

SORTED SORTED SORTED. Hi nGuys, the problem was the power contol replay situated in the passenger footwell. The relay was clicking but the contacts internally wer coroded and not letting full voltage through. I removed its case and gave the contacts a clean and hey presto the car is back to itself once again. Iactually found the cure on the owners club forum for an L200 who exactly the same symptoms. Also explains the intermittent nature. I wuld like to thank everyone who gave advise an especially to Paul for all his info. One thing i would like to know is what diagnostic system and protocol is used on this car? I have an OBD2 and have seen posts saying the protocol is can11 (500K) but i have borrowed a scanner and it wont work. Cheers Mark mark wilson from Dumfries and Galloway

Submitted: 01/07/2016 19:46:10 | ID: 133179

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andy, Suffolk

Mitsubishi Shogun

Okay, I have this ongoing issue which involves a misfire. I have changed the plugs, swapped the coil packs around, had the injectors sent off, cleaned and tested and all are okay. I have changed the 1 hp fuel pump micro filter under the hose, checked the harnes for continuity on both inj and col packs and up to the ecu, all give me a beep on the multimeter. A misfire dtc shows cyl 3 has the misfire but everything has been swapped. I can only think it may be an issue with the wiring harness and the ecu signal being interrupted, as everything works in other cylinders that have been in cyl 3. The misfire is somewhere between 2 and 3000 rpm. Could it be the ignition failure sensor? The mileage is approx 88,000 miles, regards Andy

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I hope my response is not late. From what you have said, it looks like your intake valves have a serious carbon build up that must be cleaned. Milton Nxumalo from Botswana

Submitted: 11/08/2014 13:11:05 | ID: 101321

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steve p, Yorkshire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

hi I need to change the reversing switch tried from beneath the car could not get to it, can I get to it from inside the car thanks

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Tried to answer this a while back, when website wasn't working properly. The 'backup' switch is mounted in the top of the transaxle, roughly directly above the crossmember. If I remember rightly, the only way to get to it is to remove this crossmember, and even then it's awkward. Wire colours to this switch should be blue/yellow and red/green (manual transmission). Check for corroded connections before condeming the switch. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 04/06/2016 12:53:52 | ID: 132349

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Jordan, Hampshire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi I have just got a 54plate shogun sport with 88000 miles on the clock the engine sounds sweet but when I get up to 30/40 it starts to feel really bumpy the car has 10 months mot with no advisorys any advice would be much appreciated Cheers Jordan

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Need a bit more info - how does the engine sound when stationary, using throttle to take rpm from idle slowly up to 4000? By 'bumpy', do you mean misfire or vibration or both? What happens above 40mph? What happens at 40mph, when you dip the clutch? Paul from Cambridgeshire

Hi Paul The engine sounds good, when I say bumpy it feels like I'm hitting every little bump and pot hole in the road it seams to be alright when I'm accelerating but gets bumpy when I come off the throttle. The previous owner said he recently had the track rod ends done. Cheers jordan Jordan from Hampshire

Ok, my last question was important, because, when coasting, the engine will be disengaged from the drive train, and if the fault remains, will rule out any engine related issues. When accelerating, centre of gravity moves slightly to the rear, giving the effect you describe. If engine ok, next check front tyre pressures, wheel barings and cv joints on front drive shafts. I have assumed you have it in 2 wheel drive, not 4? Paul from Cambridgeshire

It's just occured to me that you may be describing wheel shake?? Normally, when the front wheels are unbalanced, the steering wheel will shake at speeds of 45mph or more, but if severely unbalanced, you may notice shake at slower speeds. The shogun wheels are notoriously difficult to balance properly, since most balancing machines are not big enough, so check to make sure they are balanced first, before checking anything else. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 09/07/2016 12:57:42 | ID: 133363

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melbourne r shepherd, Lancashire

Mitsubishi Shogun

my lighter.and display unit have stopped working

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Hi did u get this sorted as mine is similar display screen stopped working also stereo,DVDs and folding mirrors all stopped working checked all fuses ripped out dash for hidden fuses so now have no clue what is the problem Steve from West Lothian

Submitted: 28/06/2016 18:58:35 | ID: 133072

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Masoud Nowbaveh, City of Edinburgh

Mitsubishi Outlander

I was driving , warning light came on ,check oil level . I stopped and checked oil level it was higher than normal . I do not know where the oil came from or there is is a blockage some where . Can you help?

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I have exactly the same problem with my 2011 GX4 , I have had all the injectors out checked and one replaced. ( they are a ridiculous price!) The latest was Mitsubishi doing a software update on the ECU and I am not sure whether its fixed but I have my doubts . The update does say about diesel getting into the oil . I believe its to do with the regeneration of the DPF in town. Too much diesel is pushed into the cylinders to make the exhaust gas hotter and burn the carbon off the Diesel Particulate filter (DPF) The surplus diesel gets dumped into the engine oil. There is an X on the dipstick and if the oil level goes to that you need an oil change, however I feel the oil will be so diluted with diesel, the engine will suffer wear! Mine got there in less than 2000miles ! Its the same with Mazda , they dump diesel into the sump oil! If you find what it is PLEASE let me know , I have spent thousands in the last 10 months trying to rectify this . I did think about the fuel pump but that would be happening all the time . The previous Mitsubishi garage said get rid of it and trade it in somewhere ...not what you want to hear from a main dealer.... especially when I had only bought it 6 months earlier! Chris Hopkinson from Buckinghamshire

I have exactly the same problem with my 2011 GX4 , I have had all the injectors out checked and one replaced. ( they are a ridiculous price!) The latest was Mitsubishi doing a software update on the ECU and I am not sure whether its fixed but I have my doubts . The update does say about diesel getting into the oil . I believe its to do with the regeneration of the DPF in town. Too much diesel is pushed into the cylinders to make the exhaust gas hotter and burn the carbon off the Diesel Particulate filter (DPF) The surplus diesel gets dumped into the engine oil. There is an X on the dipstick and if the oil level goes to that you need an oil change, however I feel the oil will be so diluted with diesel, the engine will suffer wear! Mine got there in less than 2000miles ! Its the same with Mazda , they dump diesel into the sump oil! If you find what it is PLEASE let me know , I have spent thousands in the last 10 months trying to rectify this . I did think about the fuel pump but that would be happening all the time . The previous Mitsubishi garage said get rid of it and trade it in somewhere ...not what you want to hear from a main dealer.... especially when I had only bought it 6 months earlier! Chris Hopkinson from Buckinghamshire

There's a injector pump seal I have read about that causes this there only £15 on eBay Stuart from Antrim

Thank you Stuart , trying to find one on Ebay but no luck... Chris Hopkinson from Buckinghamshire

Apologies for butting in but I have the same car and exact same problem......did the injector seal replacement (or anything else!) work? Steve Stephen McClemont from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 30/09/2015 13:51:06 | ID: 121814

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Gordon Hunt, Norfolk

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

How stop my doors from locking when I start my engine

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The anser depends on whether you have an aftermarket alarm system fitted? Some alarms, like TOAD and others will lock the doors a few seconds after starting the engine. This is a 'safety feature' and is deemed to be for your own good! The alarm I have fitted does not do this, but on my previous Sport, the TOAD alarm system eventually wore out the central locking actuators, as a direct consequence of this 'safety feature'. Check which alarm you have fitted to see if it can be disabled. You can check whether the alarm is activating the locks by simply removing the fuse for the alarm. Paul from Cambridgeshire

i bought an alarm /remote lock controller off of ebay but never used the alarm part and it used to lock up the doors after 30 seconds because it didnt sense door opening connect doors if you have circuit diagram put wire link to make it think door is open the alarm should still work.on current sensing if there is no door sensor connection the door oipen is current from dome lamp make sure both are switched on and work -if this is the case dont put flancy led ones in they dont pull enough current Ricardo from Worcestershire

I have just had to get another off of ebay (got another car and thought it would be easier to fit new unit than transplant old one). The new one does the same as yours .The lock controller has an accessory feed which stops the turn signal lamps flashing if you press the button whilst moving but this is also used to lock the doors. I will try to find out if this is stoppable but I have just removed the wire and now it works fine - the actual chances of pressing it whilst moving are very small. Please check though in case this is not legal if you do it Ricardo from Worcestershire

Submitted: 28/05/2016 06:59:50 | ID: 132102

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Ricardo, Worcestershire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hello I had a Challenger for years - Excellent motor. However recently broke cambelt so had to get another (car not belt as 180k and a bit worn out) found another same colour same spec and everything shogun sport 4 years newer. Thing that annoys me is the old car kept power on for closing windows and sunroof etc for about 20 seconds. The new one kills everything when you take the key out. Is there a relay or module that i can just plug in or swap to get this back. I still have the old one in a mates barn while i decide what to do with it so getting the part is no problem. Also the make and model of OBD reader that works would be helpfull as i would like to check out if any faults are in it Many thanks Ricardo

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I've checked the wiring diagrams, and I can't see a separate controller, so it looks like an ecu programmed function. From what I can work out, the power windows derive their 12v feed via a relay (connector D221), which the ecu controls. The window switches simply connect ground to the up or down connection on each motor circuit. The OBD11 reader I use is a bluetooth ELM327 chinese import from eBay for about £4! I think you can even get wifi versions now? Plenty of free software around to use with it. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 27/06/2016 21:20:02 | ID: 133048

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Nick, Shropshire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Shogun sport 2.5 Warrior on a 56 plate. Has anyone replaced the rear discs, pads and hand break shoes? Not the most skilled person so any advice (other than go to the garage) would be great ;) Also looking to adjust the turbo pressure as truck feels under powered at lower speeds - I feel hardly any turbo boost in 3rd..... Thanks in advance for any hints and tips :)

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Where to start....The rear calipers are prone to binding, especially when the pads are worn down and the piston is more than half way out. Change the pads when they are only half worn to mitigate this problem. Also, one of the retaining pins goes into a blind hole. Getting this one out can be a b**ch, so start with that pin, before attempting the other, which can be knocked out using a drift or even the end of a drill bit! Make sure you clean and grease the pins before replacing, so that they come out easier next time. Pushing the pistons back in needs to be done carefully if you don't have the right tool. I use a cold chissel and leave the old pads in, so as not to put too much lateral stress on the slides. If the pistons are really stiff, you may need to use a piston compressor, and work it back and forth to ease them. Caliper mouting bolts should undo no problem, but make sure caliper is supported and doesn't hang by brake hose. I've not had to change the parking brake shoes yet, so can't help any further I'm afraid. You can pick up the pads on eBay for about £10. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 30/06/2016 16:30:09 | ID: 133139

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Andrew McKinnon-Paton, Cambridgeshire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi, got a Mitsubishi Sport 2.5 T.D and she's diesel. Everything works brilliantly (just spent 3 grand bringing her up to spec). However, on the centre of the dash (top) there are three dials. One for the Battery, one for the outside temp and compass settings and, one for the oil pressure. When I turn on the side lights the oil and battery dials light up but the temp etc. does not. Took it out and tried to find the bulb and couldn't find one. There's one for the oil and battery but none that I can see (nor my mechanic) for the temp gauge. What are we missing? or doing wrong? Or is this another sealed unit that needs the whole thing replaced? Would be grateful for any help. Many thanks.

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I had this very problem on my 2000 model. My current 2007 model has a bulb fitted. I can only assume that this is a mod they made following complaints from customers like us! Paul from Cambridgeshire

i had faulty lamps in the compass thingy in my first challenger from new - used to come on if you hit it - after a couple of changes - took it apart and changed the bulbs (4 from memory) used white leds - still flickered - gave up on it. Just got another shogun sport this time and no compass lights on this one either if anyone has found where the loose connection is - be much obliged Ricardo from Worcestershire

Submitted: 04/02/2016 12:47:33 | ID: 127124

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Simon, Bristol

Mitsubishi Shogun

I have just had a new key cut at Timpsons. Whilst it opens the doors and, at first starts the engine it then cuts out after a few seconds. The key I lost was a spare key from new with no fob or remote buttons on it. So I thought I'd just get a spare cut. However, it does start the engine and runs for a few seconds only. My main key still works correctly. What is the problem with my new key and are there any work-arounds for it? Many thanks S

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Try placing the original key near the ignition key hole and using new key - if it works you have transponder keys - the lighted up ring round the ignition (if you have this is normally a give away) the module is on the A pillar by the internal fuse box. I believe it can be reprogrammed by coded battery removals or witchcraft at mitsubishi dealers.i was too scared to bypass mine so I fitted an ebay cheapo remote locking kit and put original key inside steering column Ricardo from Worcestershire

Submitted: 29/02/2016 12:14:24 | ID: 128321

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samuel, Barbados

Mitsubishi L200

Hello, Re post June19 2016 re snapped timing belt I have since replaced the timing belt, tensioner and tensioner bolt as well as the rockers that were broken. Unfortunately the vehicle still would not start. When "doped" it would idle until the fuel goes. Subsequent diagnostic test indicated "no pressure l pump", yet I am told that a injector pump should not malfunction so easily. Is there anything else that can be done/checked before I invest in such an expensive pump. Thanks.

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cecheck the fuel supply pipes from the top of fuel tank they corrode I refurbished mine with copper 8mm tubing involved removing and draining tank and careful soldering cured the problem no problems since I RAMSEY from North Yorkshire

Submitted: 19/06/2016 19:02:24 | ID: 132806

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Gary Rayner, France

Mitsubishi L200

The 4 wheel drive green light on dashboard is flashing all the time, except when occasionally you are driving the light disappears and a whirring noise is heard from under the front of the vehicle. If you then slow to a standstill the whirring slows and then stops and then when you move off the light on the dashboard starts flashing again, apart from a poulterghost!! what could be the cause of this please.

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It sounds like your 4 wd is not disengaging properly sometimes also the mitzis when mudded beneath the wheel arches can clog the sensors and this can lead to a flashing 4wd light when not engaged and running in 2wd but the whirring noise you are hearing is 4 wd working. Maz from Gwent

Hello my 04 old shape l200 animal was going fine though today she was driving then her power cut down and there was blue smoke out of the exhaust then the power would cme back and go down again now when she ticks over she is very lumpy the rpm hand is jumping Whats her problem bob dane from County Fermanagh

Submitted: 21/07/2014 12:03:30 | ID: 100089

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George, Bedfordshire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi Guys I have owned a 4x4 Mitsubishi Shogun Sport Equippe 2.5 TD for 5 years now, its a 2003 model. Its now around 168000 miles. When I bought it was on 85000 miles. Its been driving perfectly well, power speed and comfort tip top. I do around 100 motorway miles almost every weekday. Then suddenly two weeks ago as I was coming off the motorway, I lost my gears....I could not select any gear, had to pull off the road switch off the engine to engage the 2nd gear I managed to limp home selecting gears roughly. When I tried it again the following day it drove very very well like nothing had happened. However I noticed abnormal free play on the gear shifting stick it felt a bit wobbly but I could still get all the gears though with considerable effort. I took it in and they are telling me that my gearbox is gone so i need to replace it. I am a bit sceptical of this diagnosis as I feel it could be a defective gear linkage system. A few weeks before that the green 4x4 light flashed for during my entire journey about 50 miles but went off afterwards. Could this be a gearbox issue or gear linkage system or something else-... Please help.

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The flashing 4x4 light indicates a vacuum fault on the 4 wheel drive system. From cold, with ignition on, the light should flash for a few seconds then go out once the vacuum in the 4wd selector system has charged. Get the garage to check this system first, before condeming the transaxle. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 14/06/2016 20:32:21 | ID: 132673

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margaretlaw, Powys

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Alarm System - What causes alarm to go off when parked on my drive as this happened yesterday and now engine doesn't switch on??

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Is it factory fitted alarm? Alarms can false trigger for a number of reasons, but the main one is faulty door switches. Test each switch to make sure it functions cleanly. Sounds like the ignition has been immobilised - try disconnecting the battery to reset the ECU. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 21/06/2016 11:19:13 | ID: 132844

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Bernard, Darlington

Mitsubishi Outlander

Bernard Clovis Chris, West Midlands Mitsubishi Outlander Hi. I have a 2007 outlander I have it for nearly 1 year. A few months after I brought it I was heading down the highway and the car lost power, I pulled over and switched it off then back on and it was fine then, but happens again and again. I managed to gain power back to normal when I switch off and turn back on. It's happening every now and then. I've scanned and no codes come apart from warning message about service required, which I've done, appropriate gear box oil and filter, engine oil and filter. Please help on these

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You are not alone! This happens to my Outlander as well. It only seems to happen when I'm driving it and not the wife. I'm usually the one who has it out at the weekends on the country roads compared to her daily in town driving. I've had a search through the net and cannot find any solutions to the problem. I do have an error code coming up relating to the EGR valve but i've had this looked at and it seems fine enough. Also had an error code for faulty glow plug but the engine has had no difficulty starting up during the last winter. (Will need to keep an eye on this one.) It would be good to finally get an answer to the "limp home mode" kicking in. Here's hoping someone knows something. Colin from Aberdeenshire

I have had this problem. It is the turbo boost pipe the adjoins the turbo front intercooler rad. Offside on my outlander. Driving under load the oitlander would lose all power and an immediate restart would resolve. The power loss is because the ecu has detected an abnormal drop on turbo boost pressure due tk the turbo pipe becoming loose over the years. There is an o ring and a jubili clip that holds the pipe on. I knew mine was on its way out for sometime as I noticed oil on the underside of the engine. But directly below the pipe and around it. Also it looked fresh. On several occasions the car would lose power. After plugging the car in with diagnostics nothing was detected. This is because the ecu now sees everything as fine after the reboot. I fixed the issue by replacing the o ring and pipe and installing a new jubilee clip. Just completed a 3000 journey to Europe with no issues. Hope This helps. Daniel from Surrey

Submitted: 13/04/2016 05:33:37 | ID: 130320

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Martyn, Derbyshire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi - I have a 2002 Shogun Sport - no manuals etc - Whats the switch for thats located to the side of the hand brake lever in between the front seats. Thanks in advance for help

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Does it have or has it had heated seats ? Alternatively. it may be for the arial motor. That year had an electric arial and that's where the switch was. Andy Seaton from Surrey

My 2000 Sport had this switch and it would drop the electric aerial down to half mast, presumably to protect it whilst in a car wash, or squeezing under very low bridges!! Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 30/05/2016 22:12:01 | ID: 132173

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Sheikh Aftab Waheed, Kent

Mitsubishi Colt

The display light in the cd/radio panel keeps going out. How do get it to stay on?

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hi, i have a mitsubishi colt and during service the ignition plugs are covered with engine oil. What should be faulty and is there much problem driving before replacing what is faulty? michael from Kenya

Hi did you manage to fix this issue? I'm having the same in my Colt only had it a couple of days. Aaron from Leicestershire

Submitted: 23/09/2015 09:44:22 | ID: 121522

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Shanjid ali, West Yorkshire

Mitsubishi Shogun

Hi there My Mitsubishi shogun 2.8tdi lwb 1999 is recently giving me problems first think in morning it will start fine after few minutes it will stop so when I start it on second time it will take time and it will give out thick smoke but when it starts it will run for the day without any problems. I changed fuel filter, oil filter, air filter, changed engine oil still it is giving me problems

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does it stop around about the same distance each morning. I had the same fault. .It is the front seal in the pump leaking fuel into the oil. the pump needs taking off and repairing, Kevin from Lancashire

Submitted: 01/03/2016 00:26:38 | ID: 128364

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Myrtle Forde, Ireland

Mitsubishi Colt

Fails to start intermittently.

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It happened with mine after short journeys of stopping and starting. I had the Crank Shaft Sensor replaced and a new starter motor. The same thing happened only worse. It lost power (going at 5mph). Then I got a wee plastic piece fitted under the starter motor. I forget the name it begins with an S. It did the trick. However the same thing has occurred again. I have just ordered tyres so I am really fed up. The car has only done 57000 miles. I was told the same thing happens with the Mini. I could probably go out and the car will drive perfectly. Then go to the Supermarket and it will be stone dead whilst I have to get a Taxi home and get Rescue to take it to the Garage. It seems to be a big fault with the Mitsubishi Colt. I put it into the Dealer who could not fix it with their 'Laptop'. No kidding! They fitted another Crank Shaft Sensor!! I had no car for three weeks that time. They did reimburse me eventually. It has been a nightmare now and I am at the stage of hating the car. I have had about a month of good driving but back to the same fault. It is too unreliable. My advice? Save yourself the heartache and expense. I have heard every excuse of what it could be! It is a huge burden. Kari from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 04/05/2016 10:59:02 | ID: 131156

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Nathan d, Kent

Mitsubishi Shogun

Hi all, I have a '95 3L V6 LWB pajero, on the way home from work the other day I noticed the steering got really heavy and when steering, the oil/batt and a/T lights come on. So when I got it home, I ran the engine up and turned the steering wheel and all the belts stopped. I thought I'd check and make sure it's not a loss of steering fluid, I topped this up to bring it up to the max (it wasn't below the min before) since then, all the belts look like they spin, but I still have no steering. Has anyone experienced anything similar? Thanks Nathan

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can u help im looking to get carpet for my pajero can u help if so can u let me now thank martin from Kent

Submitted: 23/12/2015 01:35:20 | ID: 125051

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mark, West Midlands

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

shogun sport 2.5td 54 plate the revs start and 900 rpm and when you rev car goes up as normal but when come down stays at 1500 rpm for about 10 secs then goes down to 900 rpm again anyone now how to fix this and where is the oil pressure censor switch as brought one took to garage to get it fitted says wrong one thought was on top of engine he said its under neath thanks for help in advance

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Does the engine check light illuminate? This sounds like a sensor fault, possibly pump speed sensor or vehicle speed sensor. Oil level sensor is in the oil sump, and illuminates when oil level drops too low. Oil pressure switch, from memory, should be near the filter and should operate at about 5psi or below. Hope this helps? Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 24/05/2016 16:40:11 | ID: 131976

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Neil, Hertfordshire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Car starts and drives more or less as new, but has started to be very noisy at idle. It idles at a steady 750 rpm but just sounds rough and lumpy. Vibrates the whole car. New oil, and all new filters fitted made no difference. Car has done 95,000. Is this just wear and tear or is there something out of balance that can be corrected ? Thanks

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You may have an faulty injector, which runs ok at higher rpm, but is partly blocked or leaking enough to prevent proper burn at idle, but I rather suspect you have a fault with the balancing assembly. There are two balance shafts, which are rotated by the balance belt (refered to as timming belt 'B' in the manual): These balance the crank at low rpm. You either have a broken belt or a seized balance bar, more likely both. The bearings can dry out and seize the bar, snapping the belt. Check the balance belt first to make sure it hasn't slipped or worse. If that's ok, you maybe looking at a pump or injector related fault. Hope this helps? Paul from Cambridgeshire

Hi Paul, thanks for your email. I've used injector cleaner fairly regularly and the engine doesn't sound like is it misfiring so I suspect it will be the balance belt/shafts. I assume the balance belt B is behind the front engine cover and can't be seen without some dismantling ? If the bar is seized is that a full engine strip down to replace or would there be a way of freeing it up ? Thanks. Neil from Hertfordshire

Sorry for delay - website didn't seem to be working for a while. If you google '4D56 timing belt' and select images, you will find numerous photos looking at the belts and there arrangement. You can remove the cover to check that the belt is there, and on cranking, whether the shafts rotate freely. Working on it, though will require radiator etc removed. Hope this helps? Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 21/05/2016 16:12:18 | ID: 131825

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mark, West Midlands

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

sometimes start car it starts but wont rev and smoke comes from under car black gery smoke switch engine of leave for 15 minutes and start again and all is ok

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Do you get the engine check light on? Not much to go on, but possible electrical fault?? Smell of smoke will tell you what is burning! Possible diesel leak onto hot surface?? Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 23/05/2016 18:41:02 | ID: 131912

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yasmine, Malta

Mitsubishi Colt

Hi , i have a mitsubishi colt and today i'v noticed that when i lock or unlock doors light is beeping fast for 10x , when usually it only beeps twice slowly . any help please ?!?!?!?

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The battery in your key is needing to be replaced, cheap and easy fix! :) Dave Brown from Aberdeenshire

Submitted: 03/05/2016 20:28:06 | ID: 131124

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