The code behind the check engine light on Mitsubishi Carisma

How to Read and Clear Check Engine OBD1 Codes on a Mitsubishi Carisma Without an OBD Diagnostic Scanner

Hello, this is my other tutorial on how to read the code behind the check engine light on your Mitsubishi Carisma even without the use of an OBD diagnostic scanner. This is a DIY instruction and will only work with the following year models: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005. All you have to do is follow my instructions below. I also included the complete list of OBD1 codes and how to reset or clear the DTC.

READING THE CHECK ENGINE CODE

STEP 1

  • Make sure the ignition and engine is OFF.

 

STEP 2

  • Located the 16 pin OBD2 Data Link Connector.

carisma obd location

STEP 2

  • Bridge data link connector (DLC) terminal 1 and earth. (Bridge the Terminal 1 and ground it to the metal body of the car.)

ground pin1 of carisma

STEP 3

  • Switch the Ignition to On. Don’t start the engine.

STEP 4

  • Count MIL flashes. Note trouble codes. Compare with trouble code table.
  • Each trouble code consists of two groups of one or more flashes.
  • Long flashes indicate the ‘TENs’ of the trouble code.
  • Short flashes indicate the ‘ONE’ of the trouble code.
  • A short pause separates each flash.
  • A long pause separates each trouble code.
  • For example: Trouble code 12 displayed.

count check engine code

STEP 5

  • Write the code then check the corresponding code description below.

LIST OF DTC Diagnostic Trouble Code

DTC 11
Heated oxygen sensor (HO2S)

DTC 12
Mass air flow (MAF) sensor

DTC 13
Intake air temperature (IAT) sensor

DTC 14
Throttle position (TP) sensor

DTC 21
Engine coolant temperature (ECT) sensor

DTC 22
Engine speed (RPM) sensor/crankshaft position (CKP) sensor

DTC 23
Crankshaft position (CKP) sensor/camshaft position (CMP) sensor

DTC 24
Vehicle speed sensor (VSS)

DTC 25
Barometric pressure (BARO) sensor

DTC 31
Knock sensor (KS)

DTC 36
Ignition timing adjuster – short circuit

DTC 41
Injectors

DTC 44
Ignition coil/ignition amplifier

DTC 54
Immobilizer

DTC 61
AT/Engine control module (ECM) cable

DTC 71
Vacuum solenoid – electronic traction control (ETC)

DTC 72
Ventilation solenoid – electronic traction control (ETC)

DTC 0
No fault found

HOW TO ERASE OR CLEAR THE CHECK ENGINE?

  • Ensure ignition switched OFF.
  • Disconnect battery earth lead.
  • Wait 15 seconds.
  • Reconnect battery earth lead.

WARNING: Disconnecting the battery may erase memory from electronic units (e.g. radio, clock).

 

I hope you understand what I’m saying in this tutorial. I attempted to make the step-by-step tutorial as simple as possible for you to follow. Thank you very much! Erwin Salarda

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