Question about 1993 Mazda MX-5
If you get a very strong magnet you may be able to get out without trouble.
Posted on Jan 16, 2009
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Before replacing the ignition switch, I think it would be wise to advise you that an ignition switch failure causing the symptoms you are describing is rare. If you have any aftermarket accessories installed on your vehicle(like a remote start system or alarm system. I would suspect that as the cause first.
STEERING LOCK AND IGNITION SWITCH
1. Remove steering wheel if necessary for access. Remove upper and lower steering column covers. Disconnect ignition switch wiring harness connectors. If shear bolts are accessable, use a hacksaw to cut slots in exposed sheer bolt studs. Use a flat screwdriver to remove sheer bolts.
2. If sheer bolt studs are recessed or hard to reach, use a hammer and punch to center-punch shear bolts and drill a hole so a screw extractor can be used to remove them. Remove steering lock and ignition switch.
1. Install ignition switch and steering lock. Finger tighten sheer bolts. Ensure proper operation of steering lock and ignition switch.
2. Tighten shear bolts until heads break off.
To complete installation, reverse removal
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