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Blinking Center Diff Light while vehicle on the move.

Hi, I own a Mitsubishi Pajero make in 2008. Just a few days ago the Center Differential light on the dashboard (between the speedo & RPM meter, which shows the status of the 2H & 4WD status. The center diff light in orange is blinking. This situation only happens while driving or cruising on the highway or when driving last more than 30 minutes, which is not a long time. Turning off the engine seen to reset the light and does not come back on again, however after awhile the light come blinking again. Notice that while the light is blinking, I could not engaged 2H to 4H or any of the 4WD Mode. Believed something somwhere lies an explanation and a sloution to solved this annoying blinking light. Sam

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  • samusan77 Apr 27, 2009

    Hi... Thank you for posting your experience.
    For the past days, I tried driving several hours over the weekend and observed that this Blinking Light problem comes almost precisely 15 minutes during cruising over 100Km/h. However city driving with frequent stopping and moving off does not make the light appear at all or atleast once a while.

    I'm very puzzled by the 15mins. timing as this seen like to be affected by ECU or some delay problem. Went to agent and they also not able to pinpoint any possible problems untill the light comes on more than frequent than they will be ablee to check.

    Hope someone here will have a definite solution to our problem here.

    Sam

  • samusan77 Apr 27, 2009

    Hi... Thank you for posting your experience.
    For the past days, I tried driving several hours over the weekend and observed that this Blinking Light problem comes almost precisely 15 minutes during cruising over 100Km/h. However city driving with frequent stopping and moving off does not make the light appear at all or atleast once a while.

    I'm very puzzled by the 15mins. timing as this seen like to be affected by ECU or some delay problem. Went to agent and they also not able to pinpoint any possible problems untill the light comes on more than frequent than they will be ablee to check.

    Hope someone here will have a definite solution to our problem here.

    Sam

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The pajero has a limp mode for when there is an issue with the 4x4 system. The ECU apparently limits the vehicles capabilities until the problem is fixed. By turning the car off and on again you are reseting the fail-safe until it again triggers. The fault may be that a part of the drive train, secondary transfer case or auto locking hubs is not working correctly. For my Pajero, the auto hubs were not disengaging. This was later found to be caused by sticking air solendoids. Each solenoids cost was about $200 and there are two for the hubs. I was able to free them up by soaking the solenoids in CRC/ WD40 and a bit inside the air tubes as well plus repeatedly engaging and disengaging the 4x4 lever to activate the hubs. The auto hubs may not be the issue in your case but its worth a try.

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I also had the centre diff light flashing on my Pajero, also after driving about 30 minutes. I told my mechanic and he found one of the electrical sensor leads connected to the transfer case was corroded at the terminal. He cleaned it and now the problem seems cured

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I own a 2000 Pajero and it did the same think - dealer wasn't sure but after some playing around it clunked and the fault code was cleared - they siad it is important to use the same shift sequence when using the transfer box (going in and out of the 4wd options e.g. 4wd. 4HL and 4LL)

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