How To Read Check Engine Light Without Scanner – 3.2 DiD

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One of the common questions I hear again and again is “Does the Pajero Di-D support ODB2 codes?”

Well, unfortunately, the answer is no. But, there is still a way to read the failure codes without an expensive special scanner (no, the $20 ODB2 from eBay won’t do the work in that case).

First, You have to locate the diagnostic connector, you should find it next to the driver knee. There are 2 connectors there, the trapeze black one is the one you are looking for.

You can see it in the picture below:

odb2-connector-location-circled

Here is a scheme of the connector, as you might notice, it looks like a standard ODB2 connector, the only problem is that the Pajero/Shogun protocol is MUT II (2)

odb-connector

While the switch is on (engine is off), connect a “ground” (-) wire to terminal #1 of the connector and look at the dashboard lights.

The relevant lights would blink:

  • Check Engine Light for the engine fault codes
  • ABS light for the ABS errors
  • Center diff lock for the transfer codes
  • “N” gear light for the automatic transmission box fault codes

Now, I hope that you know MORSE code since it is similar 🙂

The codes will run over and over again, so do not worry if you do not read them on the first time you try.

Disconnecting the battery for 30 seconds or more will reset all of the codes!

How to read the codes?

The idea is similar to dash and dots codes, the lights will stay on for “long” flashes and “short”  flashes.

Long flashes represent “tens” while short flashes represent “singles”

Sample:

if the Check Engine Light will flash like that: ___ ___ _ _ _ it means code 23 (see in the table below)

The codes tables:

Engine codes:

Pajero Engine fault code 51 refers to the EGR system.

engine codes

 

Automatic Transmission codes:

autobox codes

Transfer case codes:

transfer codes 1

transfer codes 2

 

If you wish to buy a scanner after all, then, you may buy this one from eBay (support out site by using that link):

 

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