What do the numbers mean on my check engine light (read more)?

ok so i have a 1995 mitubishi eclipse. and a lot of people know if u turn the car on and off three times the engin light blinks codes. well on the manual they have letters and numbers, but my mitsubish only has number codes. is there a list of just numbers? i havent tried this procces in a while so i would have to go back and check the numbers on my car.

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If the engine light is "blinking codes" rather than giving an alphanumeric display then I suspect that you have a 1994 (or even earlier) model, that you just obtained (or was originally registered) in 1995.
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The earlier models (prior to 1995) apparently used a "Morse Code" like sequence of long and short flashing of a lamp, that conveyed a two digit code. The system worked as follows:
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(a) multiple codes could be stored and displayed sequentially in ascending numerical order
(b) each code was displayed by flashing one or more long flashes (representing the "tens") followed by a pause then one or more short flashes (representing the "units);
(c) another pause could be followed by further codes if multiple diagnostic issues had been detected.
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e.g. _‌‾‾‾‌_‌‾‾‾‌___‌‾‌_‌‾‌_‌‾‌_____
(two long flashes, pause, three short flashes pause)
..... would represent code 23.
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The meanings of the codes are listed in a manual called:
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" Mitsubishi Diagnostic Trouble Code Retrieval
...... Eclipse 1990-1994 1.8 & 2.0L OBDI ..... "
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..... ..... that can be downloaded as a .pdf file from:
http://funadvice.com/r/1566vnm64b8
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However if you really do have a 1995 model, I quote the following:
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P1100 Induction Control Motor Position Sensor Fault
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P1101 Traction Control Vacuum Solenoid Circuit Fault - Read Our Article On Automotive Circuit Testing For Help With This Mitsubishi Check Engine Light Code
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P1102 Traction Control Ventilation Solenoid Circuit Fault - Read Our Article On Automotive Circuit Testing For Help With This Mitsubishi Check Engine Light Code
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P1103 Turbocharger Wastegate Actuator
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P1104 Turbocharger Wastegate Solenoid
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P1105 Fuel Pressure Solenoid
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P1294 Target Idle Speed Not Reached
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P1295 No 5 Volt Supply To TP Sensor
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P1296 No 5 Volt Supply To MAP Sensor
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P1297 No Charge In MAP From Start To Run
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P1300 Ignition Timing Adjustment Circuit - Read Our Article On Automotive Circuit Testing For Help With This Mitsubishi Check Engine Light Code
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P1390 Timing Belt Skipped One Tooth Or More
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P1391 Intermittent Loss Of CMP Or CKP Sensor Signals - Read Our Article On Automotive Circuit Testing For Help With This Mitsubishi Check Engine Light Code
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P1400 Manifold Differential Pressure Sensor Circuit - Read Our Article On Automotive Circuit Testing For Help With This Mitsubishi Check Engine Light Code
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P1443 EVAP Purge Control Solenoid '2' Circuit Fault
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P1486 EVAP Leak Monitor Pinched Hose Detected
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P1487 High Speed Radiator Fan Control Relay Circuit Fault - Read Our Article On Automotive Circuit Testing For Help With This Mitsubishi Check Engine Light Code
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P1489 High Speed Condenser Fan Control Relay Fault - Read Our Article On Automotive Circuit Testing For Help With This Mitsubishi Check Engine Light Code
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P1490 Low Speed Fan Control Relay Fault
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P1492 Battery Temperature Sensor High Voltage
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P1494 EVAP Ventilation Switch Or Mechanical Fault
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P1495 EVAP Ventilation Solenoid Circuit Fault
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P1496 5 Volt Supply Output Too Low
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P1500 Alternator FR Terminal Circuit - Read Our Article On Automotive Circuit Testing For Help With This Mitsubishi Check Engine Light Code
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P1600 Serial Communication Link
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P1696 PCM Failure EEPROM Write Denied
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P1698 No CCD Messages From TCM
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P1715 Pulse Generator Assembly
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P1750 Solenoid Assembly
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P1791 PCM ECT Level Signal To TCM Circuit Fault
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P1899 P/N Position/Transaxle Range Switch Circuit Fault - Read Our Article On Automotive Circuit Testing For Help With This Mitsubishi Check Engine Light Code
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P1751 A/T Control Relay
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P1791 Engine Coolant Temperature Level Input Circuit - Read Our Article On Automotive Circuit Testing For Help With This Mitsubishi Check Engine Light Code
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P1795 Throttle Position Input Circuit To TCM - Read Our Article On Automotive Circuit Testing For Help With This Mitsubishi Check Engine Light Code
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..... from http://funadvice.com/r/3n0mbv0jol
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If your car only displays numerical codes, perhaps it is appropriate to ignore the "P" which is in any case unchanging therefore providing no useful information within the range of codes specified.
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Hope the information provided proves useful, but sadly I am not familiar with the model you own, and can only go by what I have been able to Google.
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Perhaps someone more knowledgeable can give something better from practical experience.
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Best wishes - Majikthise.
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ANSWER #2 of 4

oh! i have actually seen the morse codes in the manual, but i just never knew what they were. i will be trying it ith those thank you



ANSWER #3 of 4

the numbers are telling you the exact component that has the error.


ANSWER #4 of 4

yeah i know that, but how do i find out the part that it is?



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