Mitsubishi Repair Problems? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
First, I need to know what is the year, make and model of your vehicle
Second, are you just trying to replace the ignition lock cylinder or the whole steering column?
Ok, have you removed the steering column covers yet?
yes, the upper and lower covers will need to be removed, the steering wheel removed, the multifunction switch removed. Once those are removed, on the side of the ignition cylinder housing that faces the back of the steering wheel will be a small hole. There is a lock pin in there for the ignition cylinder. You will need to drill it out in order for the ignition cylinder to release. this is the ONLY way when there is no key
Ok, you will need to disconnect the negative battery cable and wait 3 minutes. Then remove the torx bit screw on the side of the steering wheel to remove the airbag. Then remove the horn contact and disconnect the airbag harness connector. Once that is done, you will remove the steering wheel bolt, then you will need to use a steering wheel puller to remove the steering wheel. Then remove the multifunction switch-there are claws on it you will disengage with a screwdriver to remove it - see attachments
once that is all done, then you will use a 1/8" drill bit to drill out the lock pin and pull out the old ignition cylinder and install new one
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On connector should be a slide lock that you slide/push in the direction of the wiring
Have attached a diagram with it highlighted. It is located dead center of the steering wheel where it recesses. Yes, auto parts stores have the steering wheel puller in their tool rental programs
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