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Old 07-01-2011, 13:52   #16
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yeah think mine had been like for a very long time, its only when i noticed my wipers, washers and intercooler spray not working that i had a look and found that, so i bought some wire and cut the plug off and soldered all the wires giving some extra length in the loom. On thing i will say if ya soldering them your gonna have fun with the ones nearest the foot well not a lot of room to get there and do it.
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Old 07-01-2011, 17:22   #17
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Started soldering today but it was a right chore, I sacked it off in the end and used crimps and heat shrinking instead.

I took the seat out so i could get better access
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i left the seat in when i did mine but it aint fun as you have found out lol
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Old 07-01-2011, 17:35   #19
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i left the seat in when i did mine but it aint fun as you have found out lol
My neck and side was killing me when i was doing it outside of the car so I thought there must be an easier way which led to the seat removal.
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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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Can anyone post a photo of where to check and locate the electrics that suffer from this problem in the footwell?
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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
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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

Brilliant thread thanks Steve

I'm now wondering whether my AYC pump intermittent (3 x ACD lights) failure is due to this very same (partial) corrosion of control wires??? Sounds plausible doesn't it? This could save me a princely sum and I'm glad I haven't already had my pump swapped out, just in case it's this...

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Brilliant thread thanks Steve

I'm now wondering whether my AYC pump intermittent (3 x ACD lights) failure is due to this very same (partial) corrosion of control wires??? Sounds plausible doesn't it? This could save me a princely sum and I'm glad I haven't already had my pump swapped out, just in case it's this...

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Someone else started a thread the other day about his ACD 3 lights coming on & Steve pointed out this problem.There is a plug down there that controls the ACD. After the op had checked it-(after Mitsi had fitted a NEW ACD Pump £600+ & still 3 lights)-he found the plugs were drenched.Cleaned & dryed & all ok!!! But water still getting in & the lights came on again but at least he knows what the problem is now. So you can bet your suffering the same problem which means you aint got to spend a months wages on a new ACD Pump!!!

Stevolution's done everyone a favour with this thread.
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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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Well, having only read this thread a few hours ago, I was going to check mine next weekend as I've had a couple of problems with the three lights and my wipers refusing to turn off a few months ago....

Only five minutes ago I heard a strange noise outside. Wondering who the hell would be using a strimmer in this weather, I looked outside, only to notice a puddle under the front of my car

Needless to say, I ran outside and disconnected the battery to stop the washer motor.

Looks like I'll be needing to sort it out sooner than I expected.

Talk about coincidence

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I think the combination of rain and snow over the last few months has caused havoc with the 7/8/9s. It takes awhile for corrosion to set but 7s have nearly been on the roads a decade now and slowly but surely this fault will happen more and more often.

I'm comtemplating writting up a thread on whole big picture of this and how to resolve the problem for good as it is a design flaw by mitsi but if people can prevent it happening out right then they'll have piece of mind for the future.
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Were it not for the fact that corrosion takes time to happen this would almost certainly qualify for a factory recall to dealers for a free fix (although whether you would trust most dealers to effect a tidy/quality repair is dubious as their soldering/crimping/insulating is generally rubbish).

I just checked on my 30000 mile VII which judging by condition hasn't done many of its miles in bad weather and guess what? Corrosion is there, at the bottom on connector C135 (the one highlighted in this thread) and also on connector C134 below it. For now I've cleaned it up with IPA and a brush as no connections are really bad, although I will do the suggested fix later.

Stevolution, can you tell me if only the cabling for C135 is in the wheelarch (and so my corrosion on 134 is just water dripping from 135 above) or if 134 wiring is in the arch too?

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From looking at the loom when I got mine (temporary) fixed I think it is just all the wires to connector block C that run through the wheel arch.

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Were it not for the fact that corrosion takes time to happen this would almost certainly qualify for a factory recall to dealers for a free fix (although whether you would trust most dealers to effect a tidy/quality repair is dubious as their soldering/crimping/insulating is generally rubbish).

I just checked on my 30000 mile VII which judging by condition hasn't done many of its miles in bad weather and guess what? Corrosion is there, at the bottom on connector C135 (the one highlighted in this thread) and also on connector C134 below it. For now I've cleaned it up with IPA and a brush as no connections are really bad, although I will do the suggested fix later.

Stevolution, can you tell me if only the cabling for C135 is in the wheelarch (and so my corrosion on 134 is just water dripping from 135 above) or if 134 wiring is in the arch too?

Kevin
Its this plug that i've had trouble with and this is the only one that runs out to the wheel arch.

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If you've successfully cleaned your plug and there's no damage to the connections i'd seal the loom as per my thread and chances are you wont have any problems in the future
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