Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi Repair Problems? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Mitsubishi

Just bought 2008 Mitsubishi Galant. SRS & passenger side

Customer Question
seat belt indicators were on...
Just bought 2008 Mitsubishi Galant. SRS & passenger side seat belt indicators were on. Read SRS code B1481 active, B1476-1477-1546 stored. Cleared all codes except for B1481. Now SRS and "Passenger airbag off" indicators are on. Someone had left radio plug disconnected behind center panel. Not sure what to check next. (also, just in case this is related, low air pressure indicator is on with 40psi in all tires. not too worried about that.)
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Mitsubishi
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Mitsubishi Question
Answered in 1 hour by:
10/18/2015
Mitsubishi Mechanic: Doug, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago
Doug
Doug, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Mitsubishi
Satisfied Customers: 8,623
Experience: Mitsubishi employed and Factory trained ASE certified technician
Verified

Hi,

There is no relation between the TPMS light and these issues.... if the tires are all at pressure and the light is on (or more likely, flashes at some point then is on), there is a faulty TPMS sensor. To determine which is bad, you need to have a TPMS compatible scan tool to see which sensor number is ***** go to the sensor info and record all four sensor serial numbers and their "number" (1-4), then reprogram the sensors. When each sensor is recorded, notate the serial number and number 1-4 to the location of the tire on the vehicle. Then you can determine which sensor or sensors are bad based on either not taking a programming of course, or if they all program by matching the serial number/sensor number before to current location and replace the sensor(s). You will need to reprogram the sensors again after the fault ones are replaced.

The B1481 is indicating a resistance problem on one of the drivers squibs (air bag igniters). The only way to check this without replacing parts until it is fixed is to use a 2.5-3 ohm resistor to simulate a good bag. With the air bag removed, unplug one squib connector and install the resistor in the harness in its place and see if the fault clears... if it does not, remove it and reinstall the connector to the air bag and unplug the other squib connector and install the resistor on its harness and see if the fault clears. If it clears in either position, the air bag is faulty. You could also use two resistors for this test and eliminate the bag altogether if you wish, since obviously a failure on either requires replacement.

If the code does not clear in either position, then you will want to remove the column covers and unplug the clock spring. Perform the same test but with two resistors on pins 11&12 and on 13&14 (the two wire pairs for each squib) and again try to clear the code. If the code now clears and it would not clear with the air bag squibs replaced with resistors, then the clock spring is bad.
If the code still does not clear even with it bypassed with resistors prior to the clock spring, then you would have either a failure of the SRS ecu or the wiring in between it and the clock spring. No other possibilities here on a stock wired car (if someone had started hacking into wires for a radio install or something like that, of course all bets are off).

It is important to note that when these cars deploy bags, it is not unusual for the SRS ecu to burn out the driver with the large burst of current they send out, and as well it is even possible to melt the clock spring. On this particular year/model, the SRS ecu is most common to burn out though.

Ask Your Own Mitsubishi Question
Ask Doug Your Own Question
Doug
Doug
Doug, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Mitsubishi
Satisfied Customers: 8,623
8,623 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Mitsubishi employed and Factory trained ASE certified technician

Doug is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible.

CharlesWalnut Creek, CA

As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!

SueCharleston, WV

Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff.

JimCastleberry, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Doug

Doug

ASE Certified Technician

8,623 satisfied customers

Mitsubishi employed and Factory trained ASE certified technician

George H.

George H.

ASE Certified Technician

310 satisfied customers

ASE Master tech 15+ years

Tim Mohr

Tim Mohr

ase master

204 satisfied customers

30 yrs foriegn and domestic, gas and diesel

Jake

Jake

Automotive Technician

185 satisfied customers

Experienced collision repair technician, Pulaski Tech graduate and DSM hobbyist.

Chris (aka- Moose)

Chris (aka- Moose)

Technician

148 satisfied customers

16 years of experience

Mike Kelly

Mike Kelly

Mitsubishi Mechanic

104 satisfied customers

17 years experience as an auto mechanic, foreign and domestic. 5 years running my own repair business.

AMD

AMD

Master Technician

48 satisfied customers

L1 Advanced Level Diagnostics Specialist

< Previous | Next >

Related Mitsubishi Questions
Central lock on mitsubishi l200 pickup not working. checked
central lock on mitsubishi l200 pickup not working. checked fuse and it is fine. any ideas? … read more
Jake
Jake
Automotive Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
185 satisfied customers
2005 Mitsubishi Galant: What oil type and how many quarts?
Mitsubishi Galant 2005: What type of oil can I use, and how many quarts does it take in this car? Country: United States Make: Mitsubishi Model: Galant ES Year: 2005… read more
Doug
Doug
ASE Certified Technician
8,623 satisfied customers
What are the drain plug and fill plug sizes or locations for
What are the drain plug and fill plug sizes or locations for a rear differential on a 2011 Mitsubishi RVR GT (Outlander Sport). There is a 10mm hex bolt, a 24mm bolt, and a 17mm bolt. Pretty confident… read more
Eric
Eric
Retired
N/A
14,436 satisfied customers
Where would I find the cable that connects to the pin for
Where would I find the cable that connects to the pin for the hood alarm w204 2009 4matic Mercedes Benz… read more
Eurocar Inc
Eurocar Inc
Master Audi/VW Tech
Associate Degree
1,773 satisfied customers
I'm .our 05 (V6)Galant started running pretty poorly
Hi i'm jack.our 05 (V6)Galant started running pretty poorly yesterday,acts if it was misfiring and illuminating the check engine and service engine soon,and tcl is off lamp is now on.pressing the tcl … read more
Jake
Jake
Automotive Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
185 satisfied customers
The car was sputtering a little on occasion but tonight the
The car was sputtering a little on occasion but tonight the power steering belt broke and I drive the car to a better lit part of the parking lot to see under the hood. After turning it off and talkin… read more
Peter Bagley
Peter Bagley
master technition
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
896 satisfied customers
I have a 2001 mitsubishi eclipse with check engine code
I have a 2001 mitsubishi eclipse with check engine code P1400. I tried to get smogged last week but it failed, as a small amount of smoke was seen coming from exhaust when they rapidly hit the throttl… read more
fordguy4u
fordguy4u
Automotive Tech
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
70 satisfied customers
Where is the fuel pump located and also the fuel delivery
Where is the fuel pump located and also the fuel delivery relay located. Is it possible to test the relay?… read more
Doug
Doug
ASE Certified Technician
8,623 satisfied customers
How and where to install FIXD in my 2004 Mitsubishi Galant
How and where to install FIXD in my 2004 Mitsubishi Galant car? … read more
Gunvir Singh
Gunvir Singh
1,702 satisfied customers
We had engine lights come on, said the ecm was bad. Sent out
We had engine lights come on, said the ecm was bad. Sent out a for a new part, part came in we were told we could plug it in and be good, however, the people who rebuild it said a sequence had to be p… read more
Matt
Matt
Engineer
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
5 satisfied customers
I drove an Mitsubishi ASX 2011. The "Transmission Required
Doug,I drove an Mitsubishi ASX 2011. The "Transmission Required service" light came on. When I stop the car and shut down the message don´t showed up. Today about 15 minute driving, on light condition… read more
Pete
Pete
Independent Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
138 satisfied customers
I have A 3.5 Pajero GDI V6 engine this morning it gave me a
I have A 3.5 Pajero GDI V6 engine this morning it gave me a P0109 error, … read more
Matt
Matt
Engineer
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
5 satisfied customers
Mitsubishi Dealer said my 2009 Eclipse needed timing belt,
Mitsubishi Dealer said my 2009 Eclipse needed timing belt, water pump, Now it stalks and is slow to turn over. I fear it won't start tomorrow morning. How could the Mitsubishi service mechanic not get… read more
Mechanic01
Mechanic01
1,130 satisfied customers
I lost my electronic Mitsubishi key (the regular key with
I lost my electronic Mitsubishi key (the regular key with buttons and red center light), I do not have a secondary electronic key as I bought the car used and the previous owner had lost theirs, I do … read more
Gary
Gary
Senior Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
44 satisfied customers
Stalls at idle. quiet when running down. sounds like fuel
stalls at idle. quiet when running down hill. sounds like fuel injector rhythems when accelerating. hills seem to aggravate stalling. engine seems to drag. service engine soon light comes on. replaced… read more
Matt
Matt
Engineer
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
5 satisfied customers
2001 MONTERO STARTER STAYS ENGAGED UNHOOKED START WIRE STILL
2001 MONTERO STARTER STAYS ENGAGED UNHOOKED START WIRE STILL STAYS ENGAGED BUT BENCH TESTS GOOD … read more
Eric
Eric
Retired
N/A
14,436 satisfied customers
Just trying to find out if i can get into my trunk of my
just trying to find out if i can get into my trunk of my 2000 mitsubishi gallant from the back seat … read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
148 satisfied customers
The battery light comes on the instrument panel. I have
The battery light comes on the instrument panel. I have changed both the alternator and the battery but still no change. I disconnected the negative cable from the battery and put in an amp meter betw… read more
David Craig
David Craig
OWNER/MECHANIC
Associates
3,912 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x