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Re: Appraisal/Body Work Recommendations?

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:06 pm
by barrylevine
I have a question re the windshield washer reservoir (mine apparently got cracked in the accident, as it has a fast leak now).

There was no separate listing for it at the PartSouq website (what a great resource), and it appears to actually be part of the cooling fan shroud in that illustration. Nor can I see any way of detaching it.

Is that the case (has anyone has replaced the fan shroud?)

Thanks all.

Re: Appraisal/Body Work Recommendations?

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:02 am
by barrylevine
Just an update: Not so easy as in the video to remove the IMIEV's airbag.
At least on my 2016 model, I find that the airbag assembly appears to be retained by 2 phillips tamper-resistant screws (they have a center pin, and require a special bit.)

I don't know if this is typical of recent Mitsubishi cars or idiosyncratic to the imiev.

Re: Appraisal/Body Work Recommendations?

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:09 am
by barrylevine
Replacing the steering wheel airbag looks rather simple, if it's at all like the Mitsubishi Galant - just 2 torx screws:


It is the same. At first I couldn't find the L. side torx at first because the steering has to be straightened out for both screws to be visible. Duhh!

Re: Appraisal/Body Work Recommendations?

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:11 pm
by Don
Are they really Phillips head, or (more likely) tamper proof Torx screws?? The make 'tamper proof' Torx screws which have a little pin in the center, so a standard Torx bit won't fit. The special tamper proof Torx bits have a hole drilled in the center to accommodate that little pin. You can buy a set of the bits fairly cheaply from Lowes or maybe NAPA. They come in the same sizes as regular Torx bits - T-10, T-15, T-20 etc. Ask if you're unsure

Don

Re: Appraisal/Body Work Recommendations?

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:46 am
by barrylevine
Don wrote:Are they really Phillips head, or (more likely) tamper proof Torx screws?? The make 'tamper proof' Torx screws which have a little pin in the center, so a standard Torx bit won't fit. The special tamper proof Torx bits have a hole drilled in the center to accommodate that little pin. You can buy a set of the bits fairly cheaply from Lowes or maybe NAPA. They come in the same sizes as regular Torx bits - T-10, T-15, T-20 etc. Ask if you're unsure

Don


Actually, they are regular torx screws. At first I couldn't find the L. side torx at first because the steering has to be straightened out for both screws to be visible. Duhh! Pulled off the old airbag this a.m.
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Here is a list of Mitsubishi cars with what appears to be the same driver side airbag configuration as the IMIEV. I looked up images of various Mitsu cars interiors on Google, and it was pretty obvious which airbags were the same.
Lancer 2008 - 2017
Pejaro Sport 2009 - 2015
Eclipse 2016
It's possible that some models vary, though.