How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Doug Your Own Question
Doug, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Mitsubishi
Satisfied Customers: 8612
Experience:  Mitsubishi employed and Factory trained ASE certified technician
Type Your Mitsubishi Question Here...
Doug is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Mitsubishi Lancer ES: I am trying to remove the steering wheel

Resolved Question:

I am trying to remove the steering wheel cover of my 2002 mistubishi lancers LS, but I don't see any screws. How do I remove it?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Mitsubishi
Expert:  Doug replied 5 years ago.

On this model, you need to remove the steering wheel before you remove the airbag/wheel pad.
It's an unusual setup that differs from most wheel/air bag systems. Before doing anything, you need to remove the negative battery cable to disarm the airbag system.
Pry off the small plastic cover on the bottom of the wheel, and unplug the electrical connectors.
On the left side of the wheel is a hole, you will need to use a long allen bit inserted in this hole to loosen the wheel from the column. As you unscrew the allen bolt, it releases a clamp on the column. Once loose, you will be able to pull the steering wheel off the column.

Once the wheel is off the column, you can flip it over and you will see three nuts on the back side of the wheel. These are what hold the airbag to the steering wheel.

Be aware that the majority of the time when there is a failure in the airbag/cover portion of the horn, it is not repairable and requires the air bag to be replaced; there are no service parts available for the air bag from Mitsubishi.
Doug and 3 other Mitsubishi Specialists are ready to help you