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Are there any Mitsu Mechs reading this forum? The cruise control in my 'Verada stopped working about 3 months after I bought it, and I spent some time trying to see what was wrong without any luck. (I didn't have much of an idea what I was looking for back then either). The orange light illuminates on the CRUISE on/off switch, but I can't put the system into cruise using the steering wheel stalk; the green CRUISE dash light will not light.
Now that I have had a couple of years electrical experience, if anyone can get a copy of the troubleshooting procedure at the Mitsu workshop it would be much appreciated. I have a Gregory's workshop manual but it doesn't have anything about options such as Cruise, Climate control etc etc. I have also done some reading up on generic cruise systems and troubleshooting but would like something specific to my car too. Thanks!
24-05-02, 04:02 AM
Have you asked Mitsubishi themselves about any supplemental material they might have for your Verada (including options like Cruise Control, etc.)?
Maybe they've got wiring diagrams specifically for the Verada's C/C .... might be worth checking out. Don't be surprised if you find yourself paying an arm and a leg for one lonely page of electrical wiring diagrams though. ;) Mitsubishi tend to be like that....
I have rang them for help in the past and they wouldn't give me any more help than trying to describe a wiring schematic over the phone hehe :rolleyes: , it was like poetry coming out of a dyslexic. I asked if it was possible to drop in and get a photocopy or if they could fax me that one page and they said no, I'll have to buy the workshop manuals. $150 each of which there are 2, and the sneaky bastards split the car's vital components between the two books. I don't think they'd really want to help me help myself, since that way they aren't getting paid!
Maybe I could walk in one friday afternoon with a 6 pack of crownies and see how they feel :p I have just found a very detailed CC troubleshooting guide but for GMs, hopefully will apply to mine too. Thanks.
24-05-02, 12:43 PM
You'd think there wouldn't be that much difference between C/C's even between different makes.
24-05-02, 11:56 PM
I have got wiring diagrams to suit the '92 Galant VR4 Cruise Control. I don't know if they would the same or similar.
Alternatively, I got all the information to suit the VR4 from a company called ALLDATA. Their address is: www.alldatadiy.com (.) They list info such as diagrams, recall info, diagnostics. I think subscription is about US$25-30 which is for 1 year then it's only about US$14.95.
Remember that the equivilant Magna is calle a Diamente (or something like that) in the US. Here is a link to the year selection:
Hope some of this info helps.
Thanks Scott, I had a look at that site and it doesn't look like they're going to let me see anything without coughing up $$$ hehe. I doubt it will be of much use since I remember obtaining wiring diagrams for a Diamante in the past and the wiring codes were totally different to a Verada.
I've pulled apart the steering wheel and tested the wire coming from the cruise control stalk, here is what I found:
Using ground as a reference, when you hit Accelerate:10.8ohm, Set speed/Decelerate:13.8ohm, Cancel:9.5ohm. Documentation for Chrysler, BMW and Aftermarket cruise controls have no mention of a system like this. :wtf:
Well I can assume that the switch works properly though, and have also tested the brake override switch and speedo wire. Only thing left is the vacuum actuator, where I'm a bit :confused: about.
Oh and might I add, I remember the day it stopped working. I drove to my friend's house and remember using cruise on the way there. We went to the shops and I bought new battery cable clamps since the existing ones were all rusty. The old ones were crimped onto the cable so we cut them off with an angle grinder (cable was hell stiff). Then on the way home, no more cruise. We shielded the engine bay with a big towel to stop sparks but again... :wtf:
28-05-02, 01:11 PM
Sounds to me like you might have shorted it out. :(
try www.fastmagna.20m.com - forum section, no doubt someone there will solve your problem
11-06-02, 10:43 PM
If its a vacuum type one, maybe the sparks burnt a hole in the vac lines? The lines are meant to cause problems on VR4's CC.
NFI about the Verada setup though.
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