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My partner has recently bought a 2007 L200. The previous owner

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My partner has recently bought a 2007 L200. The previous owner stated that the indicators, full beam and wipers had stopped working since a valet a few days previous. We have replaced the indicator stalks, the etacs unit, the fuse board, all fuses etc. we have had auto electricians working on it for hours and hours! Nothing can be found and now the hazards don't work. Can you advise as to what the problem could be please?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
What more information do you need? We've had a diagnostics test done at a local garage (non mitsubishi) which showed no faults. All relevant wiring and earths have been checked with no problems. We have also replaced the battery and solved the hazards not working problem. That specific problem was a blown fuse. However, still the indicators/wipers/electric windows/high beam/windscreen washers, work now and again, with no warning as to when it'll work and not. Basically, everything the etacs unit controls is temperamental!
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Expert:  Jake replied 3 years ago.

I'm not exactly sur what happened with your last expert.

 

I can assure you that you won't wait over 24 hours for a response from me at anytime.

 

At this point with all the devices effected and there intermittent use your not looking at an issue related to power or grounding. The intermittent use is more then likely connected to either a poor connection at the ETACS unit or a damaged driver in the unit itself causing intermittent operation.

 

On this year model you should be able to simply replace the ETACS unit itself and avoid key registration issues. The key registration should be tied to the immobiliser and PCM confirmation only. The FOB on the other hand (if applicable) would need to be reprogrammed for central locking operation.

 

In all reality though at this point, with so many different circuits effected and their intermittent actions, i cannot see anything other than the ETACs unit being at fault here unless you have serious damage or corrosion to a main harness, which is unlikely because it would genreally cause fuses to blow in the process.

 

Please let me know how else I can help.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
The etacs unit has been completely replace, along with the fuse board being replaced too. Any other ideas please? We're tearing our hair out.... Oh and thank you for such a quick reply! Tina
Expert:  Jake replied 3 years ago.
Tina, I know you said they work "intermittently" or "random".

Do they work most the time? Or not work most the time?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Not work most of the time!
Expert:  Jake replied 3 years ago.
thanks, XXXXX XXXXX know if the vehicle was wrecked when the previous owner had it?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
He called on the morning that we were due to view it saying that he just took it round the block and the lights, indicators etc aren't working and he wanted to call us before we left incase we didn't want to go and waste our time. We took along a mechanic friend who said worse case scenario it was a the etacs to be replaced! He is just as stumped and he is a good mechanic! The guy we bought it from mentioned he had the truck valeted a couple of days previous and that it worked no problems before that! As for if it was written off... No. No knowledge or indication of any problems
Expert:  Jake replied 3 years ago.

That's certainly a concern, because unless there was rodent damage, then you will need to check for relay initiation from the front module since you already replaced the stalk which was the most likely issue in the first place.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
So we need to look at relay instillation from the front module?
Expert:  Jake replied 3 years ago.

Does your L200 have the FCM (front control module) connected to the power distribution block at the drivers fender?

 

The FCM should be connected to whats known as the IPDM on the drivers side fender. This fuse panel incorporates a CPU and built in relays for the lamps and wiper functions. The dodge dakota, mitsubishi raider, and I assume L200 all interchange in this aspect, but I just want to be sure as the L200 is not a US variant.

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