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Old 09-01-2011, 19:18   #31
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have a look here lads it might be of some help .
https://www.lancerregister.com/showthread.php?t=176467
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Old 10-01-2011, 16:45   #32
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I removed both my kick panels yesterday to check for the damp plugs fearing the worst, but all is dry and sound, so wd 40 them, i think the main cause for any damp around this area would be down to people feeding cables through the bulhead and disturbing the bulhead grommets, or poss windscreen, Ant!
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Newbee here , just want to thank you guys for saving my car! Long story but I have an 8 fq300 , last night heard a noise coming from the car went to check and the intercooler spray pump was running , checked switch everything ok, started car still everything fine but pump still running , then remembered this thread and went to check the connectors on the kick panel as I pulled panel off smoke started coming out, thankfully panel just pulls off and low and behold there was a short on the connector dissconnected them just in time. Seems to be exactly what has previously been discribed water on the connector that caused a short. I would strongly recomend people get this checked. Once again thanks to the great info on this site one evo saved!!!!!!!!!
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Newbee here , just want to thank you guys for saving my car! Long story but I have an 8 fq300 , last night heard a noise coming from the car went to check and the intercooler spray pump was running , checked switch everything ok, started car still everything fine but pump still running , then remembered this thread and went to check the connectors on the kick panel as I pulled panel off smoke started coming out, thankfully panel just pulls off and low and behold there was a short on the connector dissconnected them just in time. Seems to be exactly what has previously been discribed water on the connector that caused a short. I would strongly recomend people get this checked. Once again thanks to the great info on this site one evo saved!!!!!!!!!
Lucky find!! Glad all is ok though and you can get it sorted now
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Old 14-01-2011, 14:34   #35
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Newbee here , just want to thank you guys for saving my car! Long story but I have an 8 fq300 , last night heard a noise coming from the car went to check and the intercooler spray pump was running , checked switch everything ok, started car still everything fine but pump still running , then remembered this thread and went to check the connectors on the kick panel as I pulled panel off smoke started coming out, thankfully panel just pulls off and low and behold there was a short on the connector dissconnected them just in time. Seems to be exactly what has previously been discribed water on the connector that caused a short. I would strongly recomend people get this checked. Once again thanks to the great info on this site one evo saved!!!!!!!!!

Agreed mate,this is a great thread & very,very helpful.
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Old 15-01-2011, 17:08   #36
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Well, finally got time to sort mine today...

One and a half mile into the journey to my mates garage, my car cut out. Luckily I was only doing 30 at light throttle.

Pulled over and immediately had to disconnect the battery as the intercooler spray was stuck on.

Checked the connector, and guess what....
One wire fell off when I unplugged it.
Bridged it with some spare wire, and hey presto, my fuel pump worked.

Tried to dry everything out so I could drive the remaining two miles. Get halfway there and I had 'the three lights'.

Spent most of the day cleaning, sealing and soldering. Took it out for a drive, and now all is fine

I'd urge EVERYONE to check their connector as if I'd been giving it a bit of throttle when that happened, I may still have been crying now...
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Quite a few VII-IX afflicted by this then - hence the reason I said it might be a good idea to check!

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Excellent thread this and thanks for taking the time highlight it!
I will check mine tomorrow but isn`t it time we had a sticky with links to threads such as this named "common problems and safety checks"
This is not the only issue that could be easily avoided if the knowledge was put in one place for people to check!!
Just a thought
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These are the ones.



Mostly its this plug that causes the issue as this is the one that goes out into the wheel arch.



I traced the water source to inside of the wheel arch. Here's a thread i did on it https://www.lancerregister.com/showth...ght=acd+lights
So just to be clear on this, the first port of call is the passenger footwell inside just ahead of the door hinge?
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Excellent thread this and thanks for taking the time highlight it!
I will check mine tomorrow but isn`t it time we had a sticky with links to threads such as this named "common problems and safety checks"
This is not the only issue that could be easily avoided if the knowledge was put in one place for people to check!!
Just a thought

I'll second that. Most of us would only come by a thread like this & the similar ACD 3 LIGHTS thread by accident as not everyone has the time to sit down at their PC & read everything on here back to front on a daily basis.

This set of plugs in the footwell/under wheel arch seems to be the source of a A LOT of problems which can very easily be reckified. Imagine the bill it would cost to go to a garage & have everything checked out,they'd be changing pumps & alsorts before they found the problem-if at all.The labour bill would be hundreds of pounds.

Someone from MLR staff should make Stevolutions thread a sticky.
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So just to be clear on this, the first port of call is the passenger footwell inside just ahead of the door hinge?
Yes mate, the plugs down there are the main offenders.

The source of water is under the inner arch where the loom is NOT sealed properly due to a Mitsubishi design fault.

May i just point out that cleaning and drying the plugs will NOT repair the corrosion issues forever, The only way to truly fix the problem is to seal the loom.
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Just checked mine & i have the corrosion. My top left plug (that's in the block of 4 that is pictured in this thread) has one of the pins snapped off. It is the 4th pin up (there is 1 thick pin the 3 thin pins, it's the 3rd thin pin) on the right hand side.

Does anyone know what this pin does?
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Christ!! I didn`t get chance to check today!
Too busy filing my pads down to fit the new godspeed to part disks!!!!
Very nice by the way LOL
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Just checked mine & i have the corrosion. My top left plug (that's in the block of 4 that is pictured in this thread) has one of the pins snapped off. It is the 4th pin up (there is 1 thick pin the 3 thin pins, it's the 3rd thin pin) on the right hand side.

Does anyone know what this pin does?
I presume you are looking at the connector from the wire side. If so the thick wire is pale green, next wire blue/gray, next wire brown, and the wire broken is blue/yellow (C135, pin 22). If so it is one of three wires going to the clock.
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I presume you are looking at the connector from the wire side. If so the thick wire is pale green, next wire blue/gray, next wire brown, and the wire broken is blue/yellow (C135, pin 22). If so it is one of three wires going to the clock.
Here's a pic of the plug, the wire looks solid white to me. Any idea what this one is?

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