How to Get Rid of the Speed Alert in Pajeroby Cecil Fontaine
The Mitsubishi Pajero is an SUV sold in Australia and parts of Asia; in America and Europe, the vehicle is called the Montero. The Pajero comes equipped with a factory-installed speed alert that starts to beep when the car exceeds 120 km/hr (75 mi/hr). For drivers that feel that this alert is unnecessary, there is a way to disable this alarm permanently without having to take the vehicle in to the dealership for service. Perform this fix for free, in your own garage.
Disconnect your battery's ground cable from the negative terminal, disabling any electricity from running through the vehicle while you work on it. Move to the cabin and set the parking brake, then lower the steering column to its lowest level. This will expose the lower part of the trim panel that runs along the bottom of the instrument panel to the center console.
Pull the trim panel away from the bottom of the instrument panel with your hands -- there aren't any screws to be removed -- and set it aside. Locate the screws that secure the instrument panel to the dashboard panel. Use a screwdriver to remove these screws, then gently pull the speedometer out from the dashboard with your hands. When removing the speedometer, make sure not to pull it out too far -- stop when you feel tension from the wires that are attached to the back of the speedometer.
Remove the back cover of the speedometer housing by popping it off with your fingers. Locate a small, silver-colored box attached to the back of the speedometer, with several wires running out of it. Disconnect these wires with your fingers; leave them there, as long as they are no longer attached to the speedometer. Reattach the back cover of the speedometer housing.
Push the speedometer back into the dashboard and ensure that it is held in place by reattaching the instrument panel screws. Push the trim panel back into its initial position beneath the instrument panel; it will snap back in place. Raise your steering column back to its original position. Disengage the parking brake and reconnect the battery's ground cable.
- Haynes Manuals: "Mitsubishi Pajero 1983 - 1995"; John H. Haynes; 1996
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Based in Colorado, Cecil Fontaine has been writing and editing since 2009, specializing in Brazilian travel guides. He received his Bachelor of Arts in political economy from the University of California, Berkeley in 2008.