Last post on Feb 07, 2010 at 11:41 AM
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Mitsubishi Outlander, Exterior, SUV
#20 of 29 Re: Rear fog light in USA Outlander [batman47]
Oct 01, 2009 (1:28 am)
The rear fog relay will be housed in the standard relay box in the engine compartment
This is not true!. Checking the electrical circuit of the US Outlander the rear fog light relay is already in the ETACS-ECU box which is below the driver instrument dash (left wall).
#21 of 29 rear fog
Oct 01, 2009 (8:38 am)
So, you're doing this mod?
#22 of 29 Re: rear fog [rcpax]
Oct 01, 2009 (12:53 pm)
Please visit: Rear fog light progress (no soldering, no cutting, and no drilling) at:
I spent some time reading the electrical circuit of the ETACS-ECU of the European Outlander and the ETACS-ECU of the US Outlander as well as the Tailgate Control Circuit. I found out that that there are better ways to add rear fog light and side marker functionality to the US Outlander. The solution that I will explain fully with diagram rests in plugging and unplugging connectors into the “rear bumper harness” and “rear end wiring harness”. This approach is clever. This solution came about after studying carefully the electrical circuits that control the functionally of these lights in both models (European and US).
Waiting at the moment for some part# to arrive.
I would like to have your appreciation about this contribution.
#23 of 29 Re: rear fog light [batman47]
Jan 29, 2010 (1:24 pm)
Next week after so much time delay due to the acquisition of parts from Europe I put into action all the methodology (a feasibility project) that in my opinion will provide my Outlander GT with a side marker light as well as rear fog light, all functionalities in the same side marker lamp. The work is going to be done in an adjacent area in a Mitsubishi dealer which showed interest in backing the project by booking the car and providing his technicians to carry out the project. After that the project was disclosed the final conclusion was that the work is a “piece of cake”. However, I still feel apprehensive at the thought that my brand new car will have to have the steering wheel partially disassembled/assembled to put on the new lighting steering stalk, and subsequent computer programming. Equally the side-rear bumper has to be disassembled/assembled to disclose the wiring harness that are responsible for conducting current to the socket that will light the rear fog light bulb.
I will write here the results of this experiment and I will try to take some photos
#24 of 29 Re: rear fog light success[batman47]
Feb 04, 2010 (10:57 pm)
On Tuesday 2nd February my car was booked with the Mitsubishi dealer to initiate the installation of a rear fog light functionality in the side marker lamp according to my instructions.
After disassembling the side and rear bumper to disclose connector F-17 and inspecting male connector F-17 it was found that there were no wires to energize wires in the female connector F-17 which will be responsible of lighting the rear fog light. In conclusion the floor harness from connector C-311 in the ETACS-ECU to male connector F-17 didn’t have pin# 1 and pin# 7 wired to conduct current to the rear fog light.
It took a lot of thinking to create an approach to wave this problem. Fortunately at the end after entering the appropriate code into the MUT-III and replacing the old stalk switch with the European one the rear fog light was successfully lit just with an extra turn of the stalk switch from front fog light to rear fog light. I am very happy with the final result. My original idea of how to install a rear fog light in the Outlander by using the rear bumper harnesses layout was a great achievement
#25 of 29 Re: rear fog light success[batman47] [batman47]
Feb 05, 2010 (5:57 am)
Batman, I'm glad you ended up with a successful install. How about putting a couple of pics up on your CarSpace page? I'd like to see the fog lights in action.
#26 of 29 Re: rear fog light success[batman47] [fushigi]
Feb 05, 2010 (10:06 am)
I took several photos which presently are in my Sony camera. After the installation of the rear fog light in California I headed to Seattle. I am now in Oregon (The Dalles). I expect to go home soon in a couple of days. I will then publish pictures of the rear side marker light lamp with and without rear fog light activated. My 2010 Outlander GT has now more than 4,500 miles.
I personally think that with the exception of the ETACS-ECU stuff, all the other things can be done by an amateur Outlander owner.
#29 of 29 Re: rear fog light success[batman47] [fushigi] [batman47] [batman47]
Feb 07, 2010 (11:41 am)
Although the lights look a bright amber color on in the photos they are actually a very bright red.