How to Reset Mitsubishi Check Engine Light

DIY Cost: $20-$60
Est. Time: 5 min
Difficulty: Easy
This guide provides instructions on how to clear the check engine light on a Mitsubishi vehicle.  This guideline applies to all Mitsubishi vehicles 1996 models and newer, including Galant, Outlander, Lancer, Mirage, Montero, etc. 

Check engine light and ECU codes should only be cleared after repairs are completed. Do not clear the codes without fixing the problem. 

What you will need

Procedure

  1. Turn on the ignition, but do not start the engine.
  2. Plug the scanner into the OBDII port.
  3. It will show if there are any codes present.  If there are, press OK to confirm. Make sure codes are not active or current. 
  4. Scroll down to Clear Codes
  5. Press OK
  6. Cycle the ignition off and wait for five seconds. 
  7. Turn the ignition back on and start the engine. The car should start, and the check engine light should be off.  

Can I reset Mitsubishi check engine light by disconnecting the battery? 

Yes. If you disconnect the battery for at least fifteen minutes, the fault codes stored in the engine control unit (ECU) will reset. We do not recommend this method because you will not know if there are any other issues present or what is wrong with the vehicle. 

Do I need a scanner to clear Mitsubishi codes? 

In theory, you do not need an OBD-II scanner to clear the codes. If you fixed the problem and there is no other issue with the vehicle, the check engine light will reset on its own. 

It will take about three to four days or normal commuting for the light to reset on its own. The check engine light doesn't reset immediately unless you are using an OBD-II scanner. 


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