Super select Flashing lights problem

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Country: South Africa
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Super select Flashing lights problem

Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:25 am

I have a 1999 3.5 swb Pajero. When in 2h all four green lights would stay on and the centre diff light would be flashing none stop. So i raised the vehicle on jacks and started it. I found that in 2h only the back wheel spins, although all the green lights would be on. Rear diff works perfectly and light stays on when engaged and all the other low range gears works aswell. Just the green lights that stays on, and sometimes the front green ones starts flashing with the centre diff when driving.
If someone has any advice for me or where i can perhaps take it to get ot fixed.
Im located in the western Cape.
Regards Kevin
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Re: Super select Flashing lights problem

Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:47 am


This is a very common fault with Pajeros.

Usually it is the solenoid that sits on the left side of the inner wheel arch if you are facing the vehicle.

It is the size of a packet of 20 cigarettes, with 4 rubber tubes feeding into it.

A new one is around the R 1400 mark, agents only.

This happens when the 4x4 is not engaged on a regular basis. The switch jams.

Sometimes if you are lucky, put the vehicle into 4x4 and switch it on, then off and you will here the unit unjam it'self.

Then take it out of 4x4 and repeat the on and off mover several times.

Put it back in 4x4 and do it several times again.

No need to drive the vehicle, do it standing still, just switch it completely off and then start the motor. Several times.

This sometimes releases the unit.

Do this at least once a month to eliminate this happening again.

If this does not work you must replace the unit.

Sometimes but very rarely, it is one of 5 switches on top of the gearbox, but that is expensive as they are around the R 2300 per unit and there are 5 of them, and the box must come out.

Usually try what I said and you should have luck.

Wayne / Renagde

I specialise in buying and selling Mitsubishi products. Pajero, Colt and Triton vehicles country wide.


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Re: Super select Flashing lights problem

Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:10 pm

I had all 5 switches replaced on my 2014 SWB and including labor it cost in the region of R5700, this was in mid 2017. Prices sure have gone up
- Kurt
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Re: Super select Flashing lights problem

Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:24 pm

My 98 SWB does exactly the same. I've learned to live with the flashing lights, I know the 4x4 system still works as it should..
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Re: Super select Flashing lights problem

Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:43 am

I have a similar problem intermittent issue with the center diff light. I removed the vacuum solenoid unit. Front rhs. Driver. Sprayed the plugs liberally with Q20. Problem solved. Or so I has re-surfaced once or twice but cycling the 4wd selector and turning eng off an on has always solved the issue. If the solenoid does not work often enough it will get sticky. On a day out where I switch from 2 to 4 high low rear locker ect I have no issues....diagnostics says transfere case sensor 2 but I will not be doing any costly repairs until the light remains on constantly.
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Re: Super select Flashing lights problem

Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:07 am

Hi Guys. I have a '98 3.0L GLX SWB Superselect and had the same problem. I bought (imported) a new solenoid valve. Replacing the old with it did not solve my problem. Then after chatting to my local mechanic he said "NO PROBLEM" and laughed. He had my van for a day and everything is working as it should be. SOLUTION: He replaced wiring on the connectors.
His contact details are as follows; Name - Toni Faulman "Toni's Auto", Cell - 073 536 8236, Address - Wetton, Cape Town.

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