Need to reset the Check Engine Light of your Mitsubishi after repairing the faulty unit? Learn how to reset the check engine light of your Mitsubishi by following the procedures below. 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
- OBD-II Scanner
If you want a multi-system scanner that can read and clear fault codes through every Mitsubishi control module, Use the YOUCANIC Full System Scanner. It also supports all vehicle make and models.
- Turn on the ignition, but do not start the engine.
- Plug the scanner into the OBDII port. The OBD-II port is right under the dashboard, on the driver’s side.
- Scroll down to Clear Codes. Press OK
- Cycle the ignition off and wait for five seconds.
- 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 any other issues are present or what is wrong with the vehicle.
Do I need a scanner to clear Mitsubishi codes?
Theoretically, you do not need an OBD-II scanner to clear the codes. If you fix the problem and there is no other issue with the vehicle, the check engine light will reset.
It will take about three to four days or normal commuting for the light to reset. The check engine light doesn’t reset immediately unless you use an OBD-II scanner.
Hundreds of possible problems can cause the check engine light on your Mitsubishi to stay on. The most common issues are spark plugs, oxygen sensors, and catalytic converter failure. Instead of guessing what is wrong, use an OBD-II scanner to read the fault codes.
We hope you find the Reset Mitsubishi Check Engine Light guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Mitsubishi.