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I need to replace a brake light on my 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander. We've removed the two obvious screws but are still facing resistance on the other side of the cover. Should I just pull the unit off? There's so much plastic, I'm afraid I'll break something. Thanks

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Remove the 2 screws and carefully pull the entire housing straight toward the rear to pop loose the 2 plastic hooks, which pop back into the metal holes on reassembly of housing.

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

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Sometimes they would be sideways. the screws just hold them in order not to move and they do have plastics hooks that still hold it tight to the metal housing. slowly slide them sideways and see if they would come off.

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2003 Mitsubishi Outlander manual shifting in manual dont work any more i dont see the D on the dash any more to can you help me with this problem.Thank You


2003 Mitsubishi Outlander manual shifting in manual dont work any more i dont see the D on the dash any more to can you help me with this problem.Thank You

Apr 08, 2011 | 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander

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2003 Mitsubishi Outlander sportronic trans operates well, but not in manual mode and D is not lit when selected. Any tips? Seems to me the norm for these transmissions.


I have an '04 Outlander and the manual slap stick stopped working. I also noticed the Drive light was not on when in auto drive. This is a common problem with this model and a relatively easy fix. Tools you will need are a small flat head and medium cross head scredriver, solder gun and electronic grade solder, small heat shrink tubing. Remove the entire center console - start at the rear by removing the 4 philips screws in the center arm rest compartment, remove the cover plate underneath the hand brake and the 2 side panels on either side at the front. Remove the shift knob (2 screws behind the small cover plate on the front of the knob - remove with small flat head screwdriver). Remove all remaining screws and the rear section, then slide the center section over the handbrake followed by the front section.

You will see a small switch on the shift lever with 3 wires (Black, Blue and Red). Most likely one or more have become detached, at this point it is best to unsolder any that are still attached because they will likely break in the near future! Remove any old solder and wire from the 3 contacts with the solder gun on the switch and tin each with fresh solder. Strip about 1/8" on each of the 3 wires and tin each with solder. Slide about 1/2-3/4" of the heat shrink tubing onto each wire. Solder the wires back to the swtich in this order:

Black - top
Blue - center
Red - bottom

Start at the top and work down, and after soldering each slide the heat shrink tubing over the solder joint and shrink by applying the solder gun - this will provide better mechanical support and help prevent future breakage.

Reassemble the center console in the reverse order of removal - make sure you have no screws left over!!

Good luck - hope this helps.

Mar 10, 2011 | 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander

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How do i change out my thermostat?


Mitsubishi Outlander 2003-06

Removal & Installation
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable, then the positive battery cable.
    CAUTION Wait at least 90 seconds after the negative battery cable is disconnected to prevent possible deployment of the air bag.
  2. Drain the engine coolant.
  3. Remove the air cleaner assembly.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the air cleaner assembly
  4. Remove the battery and battery tray.
  5. Matchmark the installed positions of the hose and hose clamp, then disconnect the lower radiator hose from the water inlet fitting.
  6. Detach the control hose electrical connection.
  7. Remove the control wiring harness connection bracket.
  8. Unfasten the retainer(s), then remove the water inlet fitting.
  9. Remove the thermostat.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the thermostat mounting

To install:
  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure, noting the following:

    Install the thermostat so the jiggle valve is facing straight up. Be careful not to fold or otherwise damage the rubber ring.

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    Fig. The thermostat-s jiggle valve must be facing up, at the 12 o-clock position during installation
    Refer to the fastener tightening specifications shown on the accompanying illustration. During installation of the lower radiator hose connection, insert the hose as far as the projection of the water inlet fitting. Align the matchmarks on the hose and hose clamp, then connect the hose.

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    Fig. Insert each hose as far as the projection of the water inlet fitting. Make sure to align the matchmarks before connecting the hoses
    Fill the engine with the proper type and amount of engine coolant.
  2. Connect the positive, then the negative battery cables, then start the engine and check for leaks.

Hopw helps with this (remember rated this).

Jul 11, 2010 | 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander

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Replacing brake lamp in 2006 mitsubishi outlander


put some tape on a flat screw driver a pry the lense off keep wiggling the lense and it will come off be carefull not to scratch the paint good luck CJ

May 12, 2010 | 2006 Mitsubishi Outlander

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Want to replace my own front brakes on 2003 outlander. cannot find detailed repair instructions anywhere. any ideas? thanks!


Hello, to replace the front pads first open the hood and remove the brake fluid cover (will make retracting the piston easier). Next losen the lug nuts till you can turn them by hand than jack up the vehicle and use a jack support stand. Once the vehicle is supported remove the lug nuts and wheel, remove the lower caliper screw and rotate the caliper upward. Remove the old pads, use one of the old pads and place it so it centers the caliper, using a large C-clamp position it with the solid end on the back side of the caliper and rotating handle contact the pad in the center or close as possible. Slowly rotate until the piston is fully retracted into the caliper, your brake fluid may run over but its ok. Install the new pads return the caliper to the normal position over the pads reinstall the lower caliper screw. Put the wheel back on tighten the lug nuts till the wheel is evely and firmly in its normal position. Remove the jack stand lower the vehicle, put the brake fluid cover back on and pump the brakes until they are firm and check the fluid, add some if needed. Tighten the lug nuts, check for leakes. After starting the vehicle pump the brakes a few times, now the fun part the test drive :) allow you self more than normal distance to stop. Tips, I always set the parking brake when working on the front brakes, some people use a 2x4 instead of a brake pad to retract the piston into the caliper, double check your work, i always do and take your time.

Nov 25, 2009 | 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander

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Remove rear brake drum 2004 Mitsubishi Outlander


Dear Brake Drum Remover,
I'm gonna tell you how to pull this drum off, ya ready?First off, get the rear of the vehicle up in the air safely, Then pull the rear tires off.After those are off then take a gander at the face of the drums, are there shiny brass looking screws installed on the face of that drum?Ifso remove those counterclockwise, then, take a hammer a shock the face off the drum firmly about three times.Now, go to the opposite side on the face of the drum and do that again, keep on doin that until you can wiggle the drum off by hand...easy as that, any other questions get back to me. I'M HERE TO HELP!!!

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What kind of rear breaks do I need on my 2003 mitsubishi outlander


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Sep 25, 2009 | 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander

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I need to take off my headlight on my 2003 outlander, How do I do this>


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If you remove the one vertical screw from back edge of the bumper and the plastic fasteners across the top, you can usually pull the bumper far enough away to sneak the headlamp out, just be cautious of your paint.

Aug 29, 2009 | 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander

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Sholud I purchase a mitsubishi outlander 2003 with 103,291 miles on it for $8495


I have 150,000 miles, no problems. I think a front CV or bearing in in need of replacement. I have replaced the front brakes and rotors. Great on the highway.. 20MPG on the freeway..

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