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Old 08-08-09
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Hey,

My 'Check Engine Indication Lamp - Amber' has recently just started coming on. It remains on for most of the time, going off occasionally if you are coasting down a hill.

I'm not really worried about what the problem is, just more wondering if It is doing anymore damage using the car. I'm guessing not since the manual doesn't even reccommend checking the engine unlike the oil light where it says to switch of engine.

Engine Indication Lamp - Amber
'Caution: If it lights up while the engine is running there is a problem in the emission control system. Contact your nearest authorised Mitsubishi dealer (p5-8)'

The car is going in for a service in a week or so, so i probably only need to drive around 1000 kilometres.

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Hi Mac
I have an NJ and sometimes the engine check light comes on at start up and stays for about 15 seconds - then goes out. I though it was red??!! Yup, just checked red square with black writing
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Hi Mad Mac, I have same vehicle. My manual says the same, amber lamp with image of an engine. I beleive this means the O2 sensor in the exhaust system is failing. Can't see it causing a problem, apart from pain in the hip pocket. Pls tell me does your vehicle have any LSD sticker anywhere, or tab under diff plug? Mine has none and I have wondered. If yours doesn't either is it because all NL's were fitted with LSD? Cheers.
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if its ur O2 sensor shane it will set u back $65, and about 15min wiring it in
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Hi bakerboy, that's a relief as I expect mine to go being 10 yr old but I had read somewhere they were in the hundreds! Do they just unscrew from exhaust pipe?
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Hi bakerboy, that's a relief as I expect mine to go being 10 yr old but I had read somewhere they were in the hundreds! Do they just unscrew from exhaust pipe?
Genuine Mitsubishi would probably be in the hundreds, but the aftermarket ones are inexpensive by comparison.

Yes, they just unscrew from the exhaust. If you then follow the wires, they will lead to a plug, on the transmission cross member from memory. The aftermarket ones come just as bare wires you then have to join the factory plug to, however some of the more popular ones do come with a matching factory plug.


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Genuine Mitsubishi would probably be in the hundreds, but the aftermarket ones are inexpensive by comparison.

Yes, they just unscrew from the exhaust. If you then follow the wires, they will lead to a plug, on the transmission cross member from memory. The aftermarket ones come just as bare wires you then have to join the factory plug to, however some of the more popular ones do come with a matching factory plug.


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what he said, and the one i got i had to join, simple instructions really easy to do
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Xcellent guys. Appreciate the info. This will be a saving. Thanks.
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Hi Mad Mac, I have same vehicle. My manual says the same, amber lamp with image of an engine. I beleive this means the O2 sensor in the exhaust system is failing. Can't see it causing a problem, apart from pain in the hip pocket. Pls tell me does your vehicle have any LSD sticker anywhere, or tab under diff plug? Mine has none and I have wondered. If yours doesn't either is it because all NL's were fitted with LSD? Cheers.
Cheers for the info guys.

The car goes alright when it warms up, but starting it in the morning, takes about 5 restarts. You start it, then it stops, start again etc.

But once it warms up all is good.

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Your problem isnt the O2 sensor shane.

Could be the airflow sensor.

If you feel up to it you can try and extract the codes yourself, im assuming the NL's are a OBD2 system also ?

Basically need to bridge the bottom left pin on the white plug near the accelarator cable with an earth and then turn the ignition ON and the engine light will flash the codes out.

Long flashes for Tens and shorter flashes for Ones. they can be hard to make out though.
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