95 3000 VR4 Spyder Electrical Issue - Mitsubishi-Forums.com
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-03-2019, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 4
95 3000 VR4 Spyder Electrical Issue

I'm trying to pinpoint why the following aren't working....cigarette lighter, Driver & Pass red door courtesy lights, sound when door is open (key in ignition) & radio....The driver's 'Radio' & 'Head' fuses are OK....I'd sooo appreciate any insight....
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-04-2019, 12:53 PM
Full Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 104
We seem to be getting some useful information from these free manuals:
https://cardiagn.com/mitsubishi-manuals/
Ian61 is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-06-2019, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 4
Thanks for the link...I'm far from an electrical genius, do you have any help with checking if a fusible link is ok?
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-07-2019, 06:10 AM
Full Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 104
Quote:
Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
Thanks for the link...I'm far from an electrical genius, do you have any help with checking if a fusible link is ok?
If what I tell you here you already know, then I apologize!

You need a continuity tester. If you have a multimeter, it may do this for you, that is, it beeps if you touch the wires together. So, take out the fusible link, and touch a wire to each contact.

Actually, try just looking at it first. Compare it to a new one, or just one of the other fuses in the car. If there's a wire you can see inside it that looks broken, the fuse is blown. But sometimes you can't really see, and other times you can see the charred remains!

You could make a continuity tester by connecting a bulb and a battery together with one wire, so that you can complete the circuit with the fuse. Don't choose a headlamp bulb to check a 1A fuse, because that will blow the fuse!
Ian61 is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-07-2019, 06:21 AM
Full Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 104
As for finding the fault, this might work. You will need several new fuses, so consider the cost. Find the blown fuse. Disconnect everything it supplies, which in your case is probably all the things that don't work. Hopefully you can just pull off the connector to each one. Put in a new fuse, and hopefully it won't blow. Plug back in each of the things you disconnected, one at a time, and see which one blows the fuse.
BTW, don't be tempted to put in a higher rated fuse just to stop it blowing: it might make the faulty thing much worse, or it could even overheat a connecting wire and cause a fire.
Ian61 is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-11-2019, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 4
Thanks for the insight Ian...so I've tested all the 'small' fuses...all good...as I was zooming in on my fusible links...I noticed that #7 looks different than the others...pic enclosed....your thoughts?

Truly,
Michael
Attached Images
File Type: jpg engine fuses.jpg (98.3 KB, 1 views)
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-12-2019, 06:46 AM
Full Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 104
Hm: I don't know which is #7 😞
The larger yellow one bottom left looks different, but the plastic is a bit translucent, so I'd take it out for closer inspection, but "buzzing through" is definitive. HTH Ian
Ian61 is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-12-2019, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 4
So I checked continuity on A-11X...pin 1 to pin 2, nothing...pin 3 to pin 4...nothing...I tried it with both the negative battery attached & unattached...looks like the linkable fuse in the LL is for ABS, which appears not to have any issue on what needs to be corrected....any thoughts?
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mitsubishi-Forums.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome