Abs,traction control and stability control lights coming on

Abs,traction control and stability control lights coming on

Postby brodical on Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:45 pm

Just today the above lights are coming up on the dash for no apparent reason and they stay on whilst he motor is running...anyone know why this would be??
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Re: Abs,traction control and stability control lights coming

Postby ag9111 on Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:55 pm

Faulty sensor, broken wire, failed control unit. The list is pretty long.

You will need to give us more info than that, what were you doing when it first come on etc
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Re: Abs,traction control and stability control lights coming

Postby brodical on Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:04 pm

Nothing in particular they did come on a couple of weeks ago and turned car off and then on again to which they stayed off ..then started up today and now they just stay on ....where are the relays for them??
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Re: Abs,traction control and stability control lights coming

Postby croydon on Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:30 pm

Hi Brodie,

Had the same problem the other week. Mitsubishi replaced a relay which had gotten water logged after being moved when my winch was installed. Cost about $70 at the time.....

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Re: Abs,traction control and stability control lights coming

Postby brodical on Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:34 pm

Cheers dave can you tell me where the relay is by any chance I'm suspecting could be a corroded terminal ..
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Re: Abs,traction control and stability control lights coming

Postby Cowboy Dave on Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:39 pm

Those lights can also come on for some engine/ecu faults, not always related to what they actually depict. As an example, if I stuff around with the OBD plug on mine I can produce a canbus fault code which gives a check engine light and then the two orange lights over on the right. The engine light will fix itself and the others will stay lit for a couple of days before disappearing. I even had a faulty sprint booster produce those lights at one point. So as Garth says the possibilities are endless.

Do you have a scangauge or other OBD reader to check fault codes?
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Re: Abs,traction control and stability control lights coming

Postby brodical on Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:44 pm

Yer I've got the obd dongle and no codes present ...I might try unplugging it and see what happens as yer it's only happened since I've had the obd dongle could be related....cheers cd
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Re: Abs,traction control and stability control lights coming

Postby brodical on Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:56 pm

Just went out and pulled the obd dongle started her up and no lights...so that's what it was ..thanks mate...
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Re: Abs,traction control and stability control lights coming

Postby Cowboy Dave on Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:57 pm

Okay so if it is the OBD thing, then in my case it took a few days to clear. It has to do with the voltage on the canbus circuit and every time it starts it will check for that fault. Once it starts enough times without the fault being detected then the lights will go away.

Is yours a bluetooth dongle? Mine was. It had something to do with leaving the phone connected over bluetooth when I turned the ignition off. If I switched the phone off no dramas, if I left it on and then turned the car on again I'd get the code. This was with the torque app.
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Re: Abs,traction control and stability control lights coming

Postby brodical on Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:06 pm

Yeah Bluetooth mini dongle of ebay $11 I think it was and I'm also using the torque app..think ill just leave it in the glove box and just use it if I get any codes ...I actually only bought it when I put the blank in so I could clear code if it threw one..but I've also done h longranger by pass mod...an haven't had a code as yet so all good...2011 glxr
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Re: Abs,traction control and stability control lights coming

Postby Cowboy Dave on Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:03 pm

Will be interesting to see if that turns out to be your problem - bet it would have been the last thing you were expecting if that's what it turns out to be.
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Re: Abs,traction control and stability control lights coming

Postby brodical on Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:20 pm

Yeah I didn't even consider that it would the problem...but seemed to fix it strait away so hope it stays that way...I did expect something simple...thanks cd
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Re: Abs,traction control and stability control lights coming

Postby rogjil on Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:38 pm

brodie wrote:Yeah Bluetooth mini dongle of ebay $11 I think it was and I'm also using the torque app..think ill just leave it in the glove box and just use it if I get any codes ...I actually only bought it when I put the blank in so I could clear code if it threw one..but I've also done h longranger by pass mod...an haven't had a code as yet so all good...2011 glxr


Brodie, my 2011 GLXR did exactly the same and now the ODBII dongle is in the glovebox just in case I ever need it.

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Re: Abs,traction control and stability control lights coming

Postby brodical on Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:46 pm

Roger that...well as expected it was something simple..thanks very much roger..over
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Re: Abs,traction control and stability control lights coming

Postby colin hills on Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:20 am

what is a obd dongle as my stability and traction lights are on in my 2010 triton glxr and I canot get rid of them. Please help me
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Re: Abs,traction control and stability control lights coming

Postby Cowboy Dave on Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:10 pm

Do you have a smart phone or an ipad? What you have may determine what you need in terms of a dongle but basically it plugs into the car above the drivers left knee and let's you read and clear ecu fault codes.
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Re: Abs,traction control and stability control lights coming

Postby colin hills on Sun Oct 27, 2013 4:47 pm

Thanks for the reply ,the story starts when I changed the universal joint at bottom of steering column and messed up setting on angle position sensor so went to mitzis who had it, off and on over a period of 4days to clear light. To be fair to dealership I have a doner car and have been moving bits and pieces over to this car
but did not have problem with lights before changing bottom universal .The dealership recomended taking car to auto electricion?????
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Re: Abs,traction control and stability control lights coming

Postby salt36 on Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:24 pm

Have you swapped anything else around or in the steering wheel column ?

If Mits can't fix it then maybe an Auto elec is the only answer....

Did you take the steering column out or move it at all to fit the uni ?

Maybe something is not connected or broken ?

The Etacs ECU is behind the fuse box, have you done anything around this area ?

The Triton's are very sensitive to wiring discrepancies and it won't take much to start error codes if a wire is not connecting properly.
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Re: Abs,traction control and stability control lights coming

Postby SEJ GLX-R on Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:40 pm

You didn't unplug the ASC button by accident did you? Or damage one of the pins in the plug :?
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Re: Abs,traction control and stability control lights coming

Postby colin hills on Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:55 am

Will check out etacs ecu and yes have had dash completely out by indipendant pro, so will check that area THANKS.
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Re: Abs,traction control and stability control lights coming

Postby macca002 on Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:58 am

brodie wrote:Nothing in particular they did come on a couple of weeks ago and turned car off and then on again to which they stayed off ..then started up today and now they just stay on ....where are the relays for them??

You running an OBDII bluetooth unit? Mine lights sometimes come on when I am running one of these. Turn off/on again and good to go.
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Re: Abs,traction control and stability control lights coming

Postby 4wd26 on Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:12 am

could also be the clock spring in behind the steering wheel, quite easy to damage if its not connected at the bottom and someone "returns it to centre"
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Re: Abs,traction control and stability control lights coming

Postby colin hills on Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:20 am

4wd26 wrote:could also be the clock spring in behind the steering wheel, quite easy to damage if its not connected at the bottom and someone "returns it to centre"
Clock spring all ok so mitsi say
just ordered ob2 reader dont think its bluetooth
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Re: Abs,traction control and stability control lights coming

Postby brodical on Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:50 am

macca002 wrote:
brodie wrote:Nothing in particular they did come on a couple of weeks ago and turned car off and then on again to which they stayed off ..then started up today and now they just stay on ....where are the relays for them??

You running an OBDII bluetooth unit? Mine lights sometimes come on when I am running one of these. Turn off/on again and good to go.

Yeah I jst leave the Bluetooth dongle in the toolbox now and it's there if I need it....haven't a drama since..
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Re: Abs,traction control and stability control lights coming

Postby colin hills on Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:09 am

brodie wrote:
macca002 wrote:
brodie wrote:Nothing in particular they did come on a couple of weeks ago and turned car off and then on again to which they stayed off ..then started up today and now they just stay on ....where are the relays for them??

You running an OBDII bluetooth unit? Mine lights sometimes come on when I am running one of these. Turn off/on again and good to go.

Yeah I jst leave the Bluetooth dongle in the toolbox now and it's there if I need it....haven't a drama since..
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