Question about 1999 Mitsubishi Mirage
Seems as if a screw driver has been stuck in now key wonto in and steering wheel locked
Could some thing have been inserted into the ign switch ?if not there is a metal tab that is part of the cylinder lock mechanism which after time and use can break away and stop key going into the barrel,the ign lock barrel will need replacing , will need to be done at a repair shop as need key inserted to remove, so will need a strip down ,a specific technique to remove when key won't go into lock is needed to remove/fit new lock
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You don't have to be air bag certified. There is no such thing. You just have to have the knowledge to remove them. The trick is disconnect the battery and wait at least 30 minutes to be safe for the module to discharge. Then when removed DO NOT place the pad facing down. If you do and the bag deployed it would shoot up like a rocket. Not that it will deploy but in this case safety is job one. That's all their is to it. And the lock person is correct. Someone does need to replace the ignition switch. The question is does you car have security and will the new tumbler and key need to be programmed. Be sure the person repairing has this knowledge. Its possible its just plug and play. Its really would be best to have a repair shop perform this.
Posted on Jul 15, 2009
Have you tried pulling on your steering wheel at the same time you turn the key? Are you up against a curb? Try pulling it both ways. Push gearshift firmly into park and try it. It could be the safety switch in your counsel is faulty.
Posted on Jul 20, 2009
1st Remove Battery cable from Battery because the only time the air bags will deploy is when the key is in the ignition. I have tilt steering and when I put the steering wheel in the up most position. I came right out. But now it seems to stick more lately.
Posted on Jan 02, 2010
If you have the key tfat broke off stick it in ignition and push in to turn back or wiggle steering wheel back and forth while you turn key back if that dont work tou will have ti replace ignition switch.Thanks
Posted on Apr 27, 2010
SOURCE: I have a 98 Mitsubishi
Has this car even been in an accident where the airbags deployed? I had this occur on my Chrysler after an accident, so it may be a feature to insure that you get it repaired properly. In my case the car was totaled, so no repair was made.
Posted on May 30, 2011
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