Mitsubishi Repair Problems? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Did anything noteworthy happen prior to this condition forming? For example recent repairs, modifications, accessories or upgrades etc?
Thanks. The battery should not pose an issue, and a throttle cleaning will like lit take care of the idle issue.
With the fuse failure and nothing really related having been done recently, let's start by isolating the radio. The radio trim panel pulls toward you to release, then the radio is held on with four screws and one 10mm nut toward the rear. Take the radio out and then reinstall the fuse and see if it blows then.
NOTE: if you have the advanced airbag system (two lights on either side of the hazard button), do not turn the key on before plugging these back in. If you do it will require a dealer visit to turn off the srs light.
Yeah that's pretty consistent with behavior after battery replacement, and throttle cleaning will lessen the condition.
Let's get that radio out and see if the fuse views with it removed... It's going to be in the radio or the interior lighting most likely, and the radio is the most common to short out.
**if the fuse blows**
Sorry, the spell check taking liberties is killing me today
Thanks. Of the two fuses it is the ignition fuse that is blowing right? One of these (22) is constant power and the other is ignition power (23) that only gets power when the key is turned on.
And you said you are seeing the E COM message (no radio communication) so we know the center display is not at fault. Lets start isolating the interior lighting... specifically, pull the dome light down and unplug it, drop the visors down and unplug them, etc.
Yes... Though they aren't as common to cause issues, the trick here us isolating add much of the circuit as possible to try to locate the short.
Yes, the radio can go back together. Name sure to remember snugging the 10mm nut on the back.
Once ready again check for fuse failure. If it still blows, we will want to look inside your accessory outlets for foreign matter... This is a long shot without blowing the swim may fuse, but worth a look anyway.
Thanks. We need to get a bit more invasive it seems. Less go to the drivers end of the dash and look behind the fuse panel. You will see a large plastic box attached to the back of the fuse panel. On the end there is a button to press to release it and rotate the box out of the fuse panel. Remove this part and recheck.
No problem at all.