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One day a couple weeks back, for no particular reason to qualify my sanity, I purchased a M.U.T. III (aka MUT3, Multi Use Tester v3 ) for my EVO X toolkit collection. After browsing [fe]eBay, I selected a unit (seems all of them are from China) that appeared to meet my needs, included a later version of software (ALL of them come with software), a CF programming card and specifically stated it was a programming version. It arrived 4 calendar days later. Included a hard case, a V.C.I (Vehicle Communication Interface) box and several OBD2 adapter cables. The VCI connects to the OBD2 port on the CAN bus via an included cable, then to a USB port on the computer with a standard A/B USB cable. Then the computer speaks to the car via the VCI connection.

After browsing the MUT3 manual (available here: http://efichip.com/files/MUT-3/MUT-3_manual.pdf) I learned that the blue cable is appropriate for all CAN-bus Mitsubishi cars. The red dual-head unit is for FUSO trucks.

The PC needs to run the MUT3 diagnostic software which came on one DVD with two subdirectories on it. One part of the two software components, PRG12031, contains the MUT3 diagnostic software that must be installed first. This can be installed from the DVD or by copying files/directories to the HD and installing from there. Execute the Mut3Check.exe file. It is recommended to install onto Windows 2K or XP running IE6 or IE8. The documentation states problems running under IE7; the MUT3 application runs inside Internet Explorer. I have read about successful installations with Vista and Win7 on the Internet; however I did not attempt this.
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Initially there were LOTS of errors installing the diagnostic software. It presented lots of totally unrelated errors and complained about a password being too short (“Error: The password is shorted than required”). The XP SP3 notebook I selected to install to had been a part of my AD domain and had minimum password length and complexity rules already in place. The SW package installs a lite version of MS SQL 2005 and stores all its data in assorted MDB database files (Access). Apparently the installation uses simple, short passwords (more on this later). First hurdle fixed by changing Local Security Policy.

Next I experienced loads of other installation errors: “FDICopy() failed”; “It was not updated normally”; “Failed to setup database”; etc. After uninstalling, cleaning the registry of scraps and re-installing several times I finally got the diagnostic package to finish without error. After the forced restart, I selected to install the other package, the database updates (programming data). It ALWAYS failed when installed from the DVD and/or after copying it to the HD.

At this point I decided to Ghost my current notebook image (contains ECUFlash, EVOScan, and some other stuff I wanted to save), then re-installed from the original media to factory new condition. Yep, I save everything.

Then I uninstalled all the trash software that comes in a new notebook from the SONY. I installed XP SP3. With a clean install, I made another Ghost image as a starting point. Installed the diagnostic software without error. Another image saved.

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Attempted to install the programming date update, I always received “Database update error occurred. Update is cancelled.”. Grrr. I looked in the subdirectory that had the programming updates in it, reading all the ini & text files, the assorted CSV files, learning what it was attempting to do to install the updates. I discovered a simple programming error: It will not install if not run from a root directory! I copied that subdirectory to a new CD with only those files on it and the EXE file in the root. Success! The data files updated. Now to play with the application and see what it has to offer.

Connected the VCI to my 08 MR and then to the notebook. The car was recognized, assorted settings are available to be programmed or changed (TPMS, door lock settings, wiper speed settings, etc. And all the expected CAN bus stuff, SAS stuff, and code checking/clearing. So far, so good.

I read though assorted screens in the MUT program and took copious notes on the part and software numbers assigned to things I knew like the ECU and TCU. Most of the software numbers are Mitsubishi part numbers and not related to what we know as the ROM ID. The only number I could recognize is the MFI (engine) software version of 526921, representing a ROMID of 52690021. For example:

ECU Origin 04
Supplier ID 85
ECU ID 00
ECU Diag Ver 01
Hardware Version 0000
Software Version 526921
Hardware P/N 1860A980
Number of Module 01
Software P/N 1860A98006
Chassis VIN JA3AW56V98Uxxxxxx
CAL-ID 1860A9800601
CVN 68DBA0D4

TC-SST:ECU Origin 04
Supplier ID 95
ECU ID 00
ECU Diag Ver 00
Hardware ver 0000
Software Ver 280204
Hardware P/N 8631A379
Number of Module 01
Software P/N 01 8631A3790B
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In any case even I managed to get the software and data updates installed, but it would not ID any program files as being applicable for my car. Grrr…

Next I started searching for an OLDER version of MUT3 software. A member here offered 11121 so I uninstalled my current 12031 (actually reset back to an earlier Ghost image). That version does see the car but does not show any applicable updates. I decided to install the later TCU software since I knew the file number to use, 8631B001.cff.

The TCU file installed correctly. And it even worked! BTW – I disconnected both radiator fans and connected a charger to the terminal next to the master cylinder under the hood (much easier than accessing the battery in the boot) and the cigar lighter charger to the notebook. Programming took about 6 minutes and did not set any codes afterwards. When looking into the TC-SST programming section, “Teach-In Mode” now shows up as an available button where it was not displayed previously..

Car started, ran and drove. Shifting was harsher under part-throttle modes than before. Success!

Looking over the directory containing other .cff files (ROM data files), it’s REALLY difficult to figure out which ones are for EVO X models. I did find two for UK EVO X, but none for USDM (MMNA). Maybe someone else has a listing to convert between “1860A98006” and 52690021??

I’m starting this thread to discuss information and assorted successes/failures with MUT3 devices and their software.

I started reading the assorted MDB files the MUT3 application uses to store data. They all use simple passwords to lock the files – easily cracked with appropriate tools. There is LOTS of useful data in a file named VIN_Search.mdb, 177MB in size. Password for that file is DGPLQ_UNN.

One last note: If anyone has a copy of an earlier than 11121 MUT3 software, please PM me.

That’s it for now.
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I was watching a guy use a Mut tool on my car. If its the real deal You can change car mileage, check hidden over rev conditions, and test all relays and sensors. Pretty cool stuff. If there's a gremlin in the car a real mut tool can find it in minutes and save hours even days of trouble shooting.
 

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Welcome to the world of the MUT3, we've been using one for years. To be honest, I'm not sure you could be an Evo specialist without the use of one of these.
 

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Welcome to the world of the MUT3, we've been using one for years. To be honest, I'm not sure you could be an Evo specialist without the use of one of these.
Yeah basically if you have access to one it makes you worlds better at trouble shooting Evo X's.

My shop has access to a current Dealer one and its amazing what it can do.
 

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I have two of them, the first one I got was a copy and the second is genuine. Both work fine although the genuine has more options, probably something to do with the software loaded on it for our domestic market more than anything else.

They are pretty much like Rolex's, copy or genuine they both tell the time.

For what it's worth, they get even better as a diagnostic tool when you start loading up workshop manuals to them. If you are in a specific area of the car, say AYC/ACD and you have a DTC, you can simply click on the DTC on the right hand part of the screen and when you have the workshop manual loaded for that particular car you can go straight to the trouble shooting steps without having to do a search for it. Search function on the MUT3 is pretty average for what it's worth.
 

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What directories does the FSM go into? I did not see a method to load the manual files from the MUT3 ap.
 

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Mine is on the way...gonna give it another go.

I have this car at the shop right now that showed up with some crazy electrical gremlins. If I can test all of the relays with the touch of a button, it will save some serious time.
 

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When using genuine MUT3 with genuine FSM discs all I have to do is go through the blue MUT3 start page, instead of SMV or STV just go to Configuration, from there it's the data update tab, that gives you system information, service manuals currently installed, then there is a service manual date update (password required) and a vehicle database update (again password required). Not sure where you'll find your passwords as they different from MUT3 to MUT3 dependent on origin of market.
 

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... then there is a service manual date update (password required) and a vehicle database update (again password required). Not sure where you'll find your passwords as they different from MUT3 to MUT3 dependent on origin of market.
For the unit/software version I have, the Environment setting password is DGPLQ - not difficult to figure out. However it does not install the FSMs.

No errors - just doesn't do anything.
 

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Mine is on the way...gonna give it another go.

I have this car at the shop right now that showed up with some crazy electrical gremlins. If I can test all of the relays with the touch of a button, it will save some serious time.
Dino,
I remember you having several issues when attempting sync up with your laptop or similar issues to YXD. Did you return it for another one?
 

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For the unit/software version I have, the Environment setting password is DGPLQ - not difficult to figure out. However it does not install the FSMs.

No errors - just doesn't do anything.
What FSM's are they?
 

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So I've got a new MUT-III and this one seems to actually work. I also have a fresh installation of XP on a netbook and sucessfully installed the 2012 software on the first try!
 

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Thank you so much for sharing this information. I had no idea that the eBay/Chinese MUT-3 knock offs were legitimate until I read through this thread.

I think I know the next tool my shop will be purchasing :)
 

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Bringing this thread back up. Can the MUT tool disable DRL's and the Airbag warning lights?

I have a relay harness to kill my DRL to allow me to run HID's. It worked amazing and now im putting my car back together its not working (probably just a fried relay), however I would like clean up the wire rats nest so I would love to get rid of that relay.

As well as now that im running corbeau seats and a 5 point harness system, I need to kill all the warnings and would prefer not have to wire up a dozen resistors.
 
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