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Side steps for year 2000 Pajero Sport Wagon


 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 17:04    Post subject: Side steps for year 2000 Pajero Sport Wagon Reply with quote

Good afternoon all

I wonder if anyone can help with this matter please? I have a year 2000 Portuguese-registered Sport Wagon which (due to her tender age!  Rolling Eyes) my wife is struggling to climb into! So, Iím thinking of tying to source some side steps so that thereís some assistance for her. However, perhaps because itís now an older vehicle, I canít find anything when I search for a set of steps specifically to fit that model. So, I wondered if anybody knew whether any later Pajero models - or even the L200, of which there are many in Portugal - would have suitable bars  that would easily fit please? Iíd like a nice pair so am quite prepared to spend some money on a suitable set.

Thanks in anticipation 👍🙂
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 18:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is the exact model? This can usually be found on a plate attached to the underside of the hood (bonnet) near the hinges or elsewhere in the engine bay. With that information you can quickly identify part numbers via this site (which I've used extensively and find extremely useful for understanding the vehicle):

MegaZip.net Mitsubishi
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 21:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your reply iam_TJ. My vehicle details from that plate are as follows:

MODEL. K94WNUFL6

I have used Megazip in the past to order parts from, and I agree that their site has useful information for establishing OEM part numbers. Most Pajero Sport models in Portugal come equipped with alloy wheels and a body kit, including integrated side steps. However, my car is one of the rare models that has no body kit at all and steel wheels. So, Iím looking for stand-alone side steps. I suppose I could check out the OEM part numbers from the models that DO have the side steps and see if an internet search turns up any for sale? Apart from that, I reckon that my particular model of Pajero is now of an age whereby nobody is still making steps for it, because of insufficient potential market. Iíve seen a few second-hand pairs for sale on the likes of eBay, but they seem to ask crazy money for rusty old bits of metal! I want the steps to have good form as well as function, as itís  booked into a body shop this month for a complete respray.

And on that note, hereís some information that might be useful to share on this forum. I thought that, as the car is having new paint, it would be nice to source replacements for all of the original decals that the car had affixed when new. I gathered their part numbers from Megazip and discovered that they could supply all of the decals with the exception of the modelís ďGLXĒ decal from the rear panel...but they were expensive. Nowhere could I find this one missing decal until, by chance, via a local trading website in Portugal, I found a guy here who has a business specialising in high quality vehicle decal replacements. And he was able to supply me with a complete set of quality replica decals - in a choice of colours if wanted - for the princely sum of Ä30 + P&P! They are original size, style and colour, and he seems to either stock or be able to manufacture any Mitsubishi decals, and even others to customer choice. He even makes custom-made floor mats at a great price. Plus, he didnít originally know that I was living in Portugal so was happy to post them to the U.K. His website is as follows:

www.tiaman.pt.

Hope this information might be of help to anybody having trouble sourcing old model decals.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 21:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use the site to identify the reference numbers of the part I'm interested in and related parts that may be required when adding/replacing the primary part. Then I do lateral searches in search engines and other services for equivalents or clues as to compatible parts or other models that use the same parts. Sometimes the diagrams help identify compatible/equivalent parts even when part numbers differ. (e.g my recent investigation to get stainless steel scuff plates for a 2003 mark 3 that look identical to those from a 2017 SG5)

For yours it seems like either of:

Step plate (W/OVERFENDER..PARTITION STEP COVER) or Step plate (W/O OVER FENDER)
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 21:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

I missed this one Step plate (W/OVERFENDER..FULL STEP COVER)
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 21:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, great help...thanks! Really appreciate your speedy reply - Iíll see what I can find and let you know 👍

Thanks again!  congrats
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 21:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

The fact that those parts diagrams claim to be for vehicles 1998 up to 2009 would make me hopeful you'd still be able to find parts - since you do not need to limit your search to 2000-year vehicles.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 21:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

One important benefit of using those parts diagrams is, for me, learning what the parts are 'officially' called which really does help in discovering them from obscure sources.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 20:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

After quite a bit of researching on the internet, Iím a little closer to sourcing some side steps...hopefully!

Using Megazip and its excellent parts catalogue, I ascertained the OEM part numbers for my modelís correct side steps. But the two part numbers (left and right step) were only shown for two model numbers: my European Sport Wagon model and another for the Guatemalan market! Megazip appears to have both steps available, but at Ä299 per step + shipping from Japan + probable import duty, this appears prohibitive.

So, after unsuccessfully searching with the part numbers across the internet, Iíve chanced upon a Polish manufacturer of steps, bull bars, etc., by the name of Solaristuning, that appears to be able to supply and ship a pair of stainless steel side steps for a little over Ä300 - so about half of what Megazip is charging. They look good, so as long as they can confirm that they fit my car, Iíll order a set.
Iíll keep you posted as to Howe this goes.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colston wrote:
...They look good, so as long as they can confirm that they fit my car, Iíll order a set.


It might be worth measuring the distances between the fixing points on your vehicle and asking the supplier to confirm those match the part they sell. Bonus points if there are pre-threaded captive nuts on the vehicle and you can determine the thread size and pitch !
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