Mitsubishi Triton auto windows not working, how to reset

Your Mitsubishi Triton may be equipped with auto power windows feature, which automatically opens and closes the windows with one press of corresponding switch. If a window doesn’t fully close in auto mode, you may need to reset it.

Mitsubishi Triton
Mitsubishi Triton – (emirhankaramuk / Shutterstock)

The most common cause for auto windows not working in Mitsubishi Triton is when the 12 volt battery has been replaced or disconnected. The power windows still function, but you have to manually hold the switch to fully close or open the windows. In this case, performing a reset procedure should restore the auto functionality.


Reset Procedure

  1. Start your Triton.
  2. Close all the doors and windows.
  3. Open the window by pressing and holding the window control switch. When the window is fully open, keep the switch pressed for a few seconds.
  4. Close the window by lifting and holding the window control switch. When the window is fully closed, keep the switch held for a few seconds.

Note: Repeat the procedure if the window does not automatically close with one press of the switch. If it still doesn’t work, repeat the procedure without starting the engine and the ignition in ON position. To turn on the ignition in vehicles with start/stop button, press the button without pressing the brake pedal.

Reset Procedure 2

If the above reset instructions do not work for your Triton, then this alternate method may work.

  1. Start your Triton.
  2. Close all windows and doors.
  3. Open the window by pressing and holding the window control switch. When the window is fully open, keep the switch pressed for a few seconds. Release the switch, then press it again and hold it for a few seconds.
  4. Close the window by lifting and holding the window control switch. When the window is fully closed, keep the switch held for a few seconds. Release the switch, then pull it upward again and hold it.
  5. The one-touch up and down features will then be fully functional.

Note: If the window still doesn’t automatically close in your Triton, repeat the procedure without starting the engine and the ignition in ON position. To turn on the ignition in vehicles with start/stop button, press the button without pressing the brake pedal.

Window bounce back midway

Mitsubishi Triton has a power window pinch protection feature which can reduce the risk of being pinched and injured when the windows are closing. If the window cannot close due to resistance or an obstacle, then the window will reopen immediately.

Lubricate the window

If the window in your Triton bounce back midway after following the reset procedure, the window may be sticking due to high resistance in the window frame. In this case, apply some water resistant silicone lubricant to the side edges of the window. Wipe the excess spray off with a cloth or paper towel to prevent any damage to the paint or the interior.

It is recommended to spray the sides of the windows of your vehicle with silicone lubricant at least once a year for smooth operation. Doing this also increases the working life of the window motor regulator assembly.

Window bounce back after fully closing

If the window bounce back and reopens after fully closing with one press, it means the auto window feature needs to be reprogrammed. Follow the reset procedure to fully restore the functionality.


How to operate auto power windows

The one-touch opening and closing function in Mitsubishi Triton allows the windows to be completely opened or closed with one press of the switch. To use this feature, do not hold the window switch up or down.

  • To start the one-touch closing function, pull the window switch upward briefly to the second level.
  • To start the one-touch opening function, press the window switch downward briefly to the second level.
  • To stop the one-touch opening or closing function, pull or press the switch for that window again.

Safety warning

Careless or unintended use of the power windows in your Triton can cause serious injuries.

  • Do not open or close the power windows if anyone is in the way.
  • Never leave children or people requiring assistance unattended in your Triton when the vehicle is locked. The windows cannot open in an emergency situation.
  • Always take all vehicle keys with you when leaving the vehicle. The windows can still be opened or closed using the switches in the doors for a brief period after the ignition has been switched off, as long as the driver’s or front passenger door is not opened.

Conclusion

Auto windows not working in Mitsubishi Triton is a fairly common problem and should be expected when disconnecting or replacing the 12 volt battery. You do not need to visit a workshop to restore the auto functionality, just reprogram them with provided instructions.

Author: Nabeel K
Email: nabeel@wheelsjoint.com



2 thoughts on “Mitsubishi Triton auto windows not working, how to reset

  1. Myles Reply

    Followed these instructions and it made things worse. Much worse!
    window is completely inconsistent now and won’t do a full up and down cycle without freezing at some point
    will go all the way down automatically then only partially up. And I still have to hold it to go up.
    or it will only go half way down, give or take, and not back up or any further down, even when button is held.
    wont work at all once stuck until I turn the car off and back on. Sometimes I have to restart several times.
    do yourself a favour. Ignore this article and just take your car to an auto electrician like I’m going to do now and should have just done in the first place.

    • Nabeel Post authorReply

      Sometimes it can take multiple tries to reset the auto windows. But the problem could be due to something else, like a problem with the window regulator.

      The reset instructions are mentioned in the owner’s manual of your vehicle.

      This is from the owners manual of 2020 Mitsubishi Triton:

      If the battery terminals are disconnected or the fuse for electric window is replaced, the safety mechanism will be cancelled and the door window will not automatically open/ close completely.

      If the window is open, repeatedly raise the driver’s door window switch until the window has been fully closed. Following this, release the switch, raise the switch once again and hold it in this condition for at least 1 second, then release it. You should now be able to operate the driver’s door window in the normal fashion.