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When replacing the engine control module of a 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander, do you have to get a matching key and transponder to make the replacement control module work? Thanks

The engine control module in my sister's (in Africa) 2003 Mitsubishi outlander was replaced but the car would not start. The technicians said when you get a replacement control module you have to get the transponder and key that match the replacement module. I would like to know if this is true or not and if it is not true, any suggestion as to why the car would not start> Thanks

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Normally all you have to do is have the car and the key at the one place and with the computer that the dealer, has the key can be reprogrammed to the ECM/immobiliser. The same as if you loose a key ,buy a new one and have it programmed to the existing ECM

Posted on Dec 01, 2014

Testimonial: "Thanks Bill for the swift response. I bought the replacement ECM in the US and sent it to Africa. Any suggestion to how to fix the issue since the car cannot be brought to the united states and I do not think there is a Mitsubishi dealer in the foreign country. Should I request the old key and the replacement ECM be shipped back to me in the US to have a dealer reprogram the two or is there I way I get get the how-to and send it to the repairer (in africa)? Thanks, I appreciate your initial response."

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    Adeniyi Dec 01, 2014

    Thanks Bill for the swift response. I bought the replacement ECM in the US and sent it to Africa. Any suggestion to how to fix the issue since the car cannot be brought to the united states and I do not think there is a Mitsubishi dealer in the foreign country. Should I request the old key and the replacement ECM be shipped back to me in the US to have a dealer reprogram the two or is there I way I get get the how-to and send it to the repairer (in africa)? Thanks, I appreciate your initial response.

  • Bill Boyd Dec 01, 2014

    you do have a predicament. There will be considerable cost involved in doing what you suggest and I would be having a serious talk with you local dealer service techicna to see if what you suggest is feasible before you spend money. Another option is to find out from the dealer service centre is to find out how to disconnect the immobiliser from the system and the if there is a theft problem in africa buy hand have installed an after market system that can be installed locally with keys sourced locally.



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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.

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