|MUT-III PURCHASE -- GENERAL DIAGNOSIS AND
Mitsubishi Motors offers the
MUT-III (Multi-Use Tester-III) Scan Tool for purchase through Bosch
for general diagnosis and repair of all vehicles sold by Mitsubishi
Motors from 1984 to present. Click on the link above and you will
be transferred to the Bosch web site, or call them at 1-888-727-6672.
Bosch will provide you with the purchase price and order form. MUT-III
intended usage and functions are described in the applicable Mitsubishi
Motors Service Manual. A MUT-III Owners Manual and a MUT3-SE Manual are also available.
Event Data Recorder Tool Purchase
An event data recorder is installed in all Mitsubishi vehicles from the 2013 model year forward.
The event data recorder is a device that records information related to vehicle crashes or accidents.
This data includes technical items such as vehicle speed, lateral acceleration, frontal airbag deployment time, and all items as defined by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator.
To retrieve and view the data from the event data recorder, access to the crashed vehicle and a special tool is required.
Currently the only available tool capable of retrieving this data from Mitsubishi vehicles is the Event Data Recorder Kit.
This kit can be ordered through Bosch.
MUT-III RENTAL -- PCM INITIALIZATION AND REPROGRAMMING
Mitsubishi Motors also offers the MUT-III (Multi-Use
Tester-III) Scan Tool for rent through Bosch
only for PCM (Powertrain Control Module) Initialization and
PCM Reprogramming. Call Bosch at 1-888-727-6672, prompt #1. They will advise
you of the rental fee, security deposit, and shipping charge required
for a two-week rental period.
Replacement Mitsubishi PCMs (for models equipped
with immobilizer systems) require "initialization" after installation.
Initialization is a one-time-only procedure which can be performed
at any repair facility in order to return the vehicle to service.
Failure to initialize the PCM will result in a no-crank,
no-start condition. If you have installed a new PCM, Mitsubishi
offers two options for PCM initialization:
- Rent a Mitsubishi MUT-III from Bosch by calling them at 1-888-727-6672
the vehicle to your nearest Mitsubishi retailer for service
Newer Mitsubishi powertrains equipped with the CAN system do not require the use of the MUT-III for initialization. These vehicle PCMs will be initialized in the J-2534 reflash procedure. Refer to the following table to confirm whether your vehicle is equipped with the CAN system.
Mitsubishi vehicle engine PCMs (ECUs) have been
equipped with reprogrammable processors since 1998 (except 1998
Galant). 1995~1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS & GS with 2.0L non-turbo
engine (Chrysler 420A engine) ECUs have been equipped with reprogrammable
processors since 1995.
To reprogram Mitsubishi vehicles, you must use
one of two different reprogramming tools. For the 1995~1999 Mitsubishi
Eclipse RS & GS (with Chrysler 420A engine), you must use a
Chrysler Flash Reprogramming Unit, MIT992000-A . Click
here to order one from Bosch, or call them at 1-800-533-5338.
To reprogram all other Mitsubishi vehicles identified
in the Mitsubishi ECU Reprogramming Application
Table, you can purchase or rent the Mitsubishi MUT-III scan tool. Call 1-888-727-6672
for purchase or rent information, or Click
here for more information. In addition to these options, you can use an approved
J2534 solution for reprogramming. See the J2534 link at the top of the page for more information.
- OBD-II DATA INFORMATION (On-Board Diagnostics, Level Two)
OBD-II has been mandated by government regulations,
first in California and eventually across the entire U.S. All models
from 1996 to present are equipped with OBD-II. A limited number
of 1995 models were also equipped with OBD-II.
OBD-II is a product of the California
Air Resource Board . Some of the regulations were developed
in conjunction with the auto industry through the SAE
(The Society of Automotive Engineers). Other areas were written
and mandated by CARB
OBD-II focuses on having the vehicle control systems
monitor and report information related to emissions controls. The
information required to use our diagnostic equipment is available
on our Service