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I had issue with ignition switch, i fixed it myself, but as

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i had issue with ignition switch, i fixed it myself, but as i was putting plastic cover back on steering cloum i knocked a small piece of plastic and a small spring off the igniton, i have no idea what this is the car starts and drives fine but im sure that piece and spring was there for a reason
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Mitsubishi
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 11 months ago.

Hello. My name is ***** ***** I will be helping you today.

Any chance you could give me a picture of what youre talking about?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Attached is pictures of the parts.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
They came from the right had side near the ignition as I was putting the plastic cover back on.
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 11 months ago.

And where did that come from?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I fixed the ignition switch (on left side), as I was putting the steering column cover back on, the pictured pieces fell from the right side. I must have knocked them loose with the plastic cover.
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 11 months ago.

Hmm. Im not really sure. Did you pull the cover back down and see if you could tell where it came from?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
on the ignition is a piece of plastic the same color as in photo so im assuming it came from there
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 11 months ago.

Can you give me a picture of that?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
it would take a few moments,
as I would have to take the steering column cover off again
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 11 months ago.

Im in no rush. Id rather have as much information as possible and give you the right answer than try to rush through and guess.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Here's the pictures
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 11 months ago.

Thats the key in ignition switch.

Can you not put it back together? It doesnt look broken.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
i dont know what goes where? i fixed my car at parts store and drove back with pieces
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
i meant when the pieces fell off i put steering cover back on and drove home like normal and contacted you guys
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 11 months ago.

Can you get a picture of the inside of the switch on the column?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
the ignition switch?
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 11 months ago.

The switch those two pieces came out of.

Ive never had one come apart but if I can see the inside I imagine Ill be able to tell you how to put it back together.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I cannot get any further inside the steering column, I learned how to fix ignition switch because someone else had same issue and it seemed to be simple, the only issue i had was when i went to put cover back onto steering column, that piece has a spring i have no idea where it goes or what position, and i cant see the opposite side of Key (ignition)
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 11 months ago.

I think its best if I opt out here. That is a part of a part vs just being a part and I dont recognize it. Ive never had that happen. Ill opt out and see if someone else has ran across it before.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
ok