Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: I cannot find a computer with the Part #. 1860A799. Can I use another part number that looks the same?

asked by on

If I cannot find the right engine computer Part #. Can I use another part number that looks the same? I have been looking online for three weeks now, but not finding the right part. My car is Mitsubishi Japan made.

Here are the specs: Initial vehicle identification
VIN JMYSRCY2A8U001656 Make MITSUBISHI

Manufacturer MITSUBISHI Model LANCER Chassis type SEDAN / LIMOUSINE Fuel type PETROL Engine capacity [ccm] 1500 Country of Assembly JAPAN Chassis colour AMETHYST BLACK Chassis colour sample
Version GLS Fuel emission norm EURO2 Gearbox type AUTOMATIC Gearbox 4-SPEED Axle 2WD Fuel consumption [l/100km] 8.87 source:motostat.pl

My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi there. The part number that you have is...

Hi there. The part number that you have is specific to your vehicle’s computer system. If you are wanting to replace the computer with an aftermarket computer, you can but you will need the computer flashed (programmed) to the VIN on your car. Visit the Weltune Auto Service sight for your computer and information. If you need further assistance with replacing your computer, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: car won't start

The electronic noise is most likely the fuel pump operating. The gas smell is concerning. A fuel leak could be dangerous and the risk of an engine compartment fire could result if the vehicle operates for any period of time....

Q: Converting to OEM HID headlights

Yes, the wiring harnesses and daytime running light operation is completely different for both the HID and halogen systems. The EVO with the HID lights has a separate relay and wiring that runs the DRL's in a bulb positioned where...

Q: Why are the fans staying on when the car is off to where I have to pull the fuse?

The fans are controlled by a relay as well as a temperature switch and possibly timer(s). The relay may be stuck in the closed position and that would be the first and easiest component to test. If a relay tests...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.