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Re: Bonnet Warning Light

Postby Quismiff » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:17 am

About the same as getting it through Amayama, but quicker I'd hope, did you check the plug in the ETACS? I haven't yet.I tried to bridge the connections with some solder, but I will try with a paper clip later and then check the ETACS under the glove box.
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Re: Bonnet Warning Light

Postby Lancer1993 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:34 pm

If I don't win PowerBall tonight I'll check in the morning.
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Re: Bonnet Warning Light

Postby Lancer1993 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:49 am

No I didn't win PowerBall :( If I did it would be EVOs for everyone! LOL

Anyway back on topic...

I just tested the wiring, bridged them and after I put the car on ACC it told be to shut the bonnet, I can post a photo later.
So I know it works, just need to get the wiring or new latch.
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Re: Bonnet Warning Light

Postby Lancer1993 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:09 pm

So called a few more wreckers without any luck, can't believe the lack of suitable CJs at the wreckers.
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Re: Bonnet Warning Light

Postby Quismiff » Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:03 pm

Not the same as an outlander or ASX?
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Re: Bonnet Warning Light

Postby Lancer1993 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:48 pm

Maybe, but without specific info I don't know.

Besides I've been told even used from the wreckers its a $30 part, so add shipping and its probably easier to just get the genuine part and sell off the old one on eBay.

Here is one without the wire going for $70 on eBay!
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/MITSUBISHI- ... 0677.m4598
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Re: Bonnet Warning Light

Postby Lancer1993 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:12 pm

UPDATE - bought one on eBay (with the wire), should be here next week.
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Re: Bonnet Warning Light

Postby Lancer1993 » Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:19 pm

So after more than 2 years got this done!

Cost - was about $65 on eBay for a new part.
Time - was about 15 minutes not rushing and pretty easy.
Tools - Something to remove the plastic clips, 10mm socket or spanner, pointy noise pliers.

Remove the plastics, unhook the pull cable, 3x 10mm bolts and its off.
The wire goes through a hole behind the latch then its do up the bolts, plug in the wire, hook up the cable and put the plastic back on.

Such and easy DIY.

Only disappointment is unlike the doors or boot it doesn't beep at you if you lock the car and leave the bonnet popped.

But I do get a warning when I start the car to 'Close Hood', was it worth $65, I'll let you know. But I was surprised how dirty the old one was... which I'll now be selling on eBay in the coming weeks LOL
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Re: Bonnet Warning Light

Postby lancerdarryl » Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:49 am

Good to see it worked without having to go into the Etacs to turn it on.
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Re: Bonnet Warning Light

Postby Lancer1993 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:05 pm

Yeah just wish Mitsubishi had coughed up a few more cents to install the lead/switch in 09 when they built the car :lol: There is no logical reason it shouldn't have had one given the wiring harness was made for it.

Now weather its of any real use is debatable, unlike the boot it doesn't give a warning if you pop the bonnet then lock the car and I can probably remember just once in the last 4 years when I've driven off with the hood popped but the 2nd latch in place.

Either way I've got it installed... so anyone need a hood latch in good working order, no wiring harness included. :)
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