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Topic # 198758 21-Jul-2016 13:42
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My 2003 Diamante AWD has suddenly started flashing a code in place of the usual odometer read-out. The code is 4D but of course I don't have an owner's manual and I have no idea what this is trying to tell me. I pray it doesn't have anything to do with the transmission. Can anyone tell me what this indicates? Maybe it is a more general Mitsubishi code and not specific to the Diamante. I am a bit freaked out by this and would appreciate any information anyone might have.

 

 





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  Reply # 1596260 21-Jul-2016 13:54
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Have you just replaced the battery by any chance?

 

I recall that a very short time after disconnecting/reconnecting the battery the car comes up and asks what sort of vehicle it is. In your case rather that S or W maybe the 4D is for 4WD

 

 

 

It asks a few questions - I managed to find this extract on the web:

 

You just need to reset the trip computer settings. It is flashing S for Sedan. Press one function button to change it to W for Wagon or leave it on S. Hold both the funtion buttons and it will commit that option. It will then flash 3.0, click one function button to change it to 3.5, this is the engine capacity. Hold both buttons again and it should be done and working normal again.

 

 





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  Reply # 1596264 21-Jul-2016 14:02
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Thank you thank you thank you. I was in a state of panic over this. I took the car for a test drive, then stopped and fiddled with the buttons exactly as you describe and accidentally did what you explain. Then I came back and just saw your post, which makes it all clear. I did indeed have the battery out recently when it went flat and the car had been sitting unused ever since. I will have to go through it again and press the correct options, but right now I am just breathing sighs of relief that it is nothing fatal. Thanks again. I love Geekzone for this kind of thing.

 

 





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  Reply # 1596330 21-Jul-2016 15:36
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Rikkitic:

 

Thank you thank you thank you. I was in a state of panic over this. I took the car for a test drive, then stopped and fiddled with the buttons exactly as you describe and accidentally did what you explain. Then I came back and just saw your post, which makes it all clear. I did indeed have the battery out recently when it went flat and the car had been sitting unused ever since. I will have to go through it again and press the correct options, but right now I am just breathing sighs of relief that it is nothing fatal. Thanks again. I love Geekzone for this kind of thing.

 

 

 

 

Probably just need to disconnect the battery for 10 minutes to get it to reset.

 

I think you want to make sure it has the right details set or your speed and mileage could get a bit screwed up.

 

Also - from memory, disconnecting the battery wipes the fuzzy logic memory in the transmission.

 

The Mitsis had a transmission that learns a bit about your driving style and adjusts a bit over time.

 

I recall that after a battery change in my Diamante (RIP) it seemed a bit 'peppy' to begin with.

 

My usual driving style was quite 'economical' I would say. The right foot could be a little expensive if you get carried away in a 6 cylinder.

 

Over the next day or so the transmission seemed to re-learn how to be a bit more 'sedate'(economical).





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