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Ignition switch is frozen and wont work.

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Ignition switch is frozen and won"t work. How do you get the switch out? 1995 E- 300 D
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  mauricio replied 7 years ago.

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  • On model 124, remove cover (37l) from the instrument panel.
  • On model 201, remove escutcheon (36a) using a small screwdriver.
  • On model(s) 124 or 201, turn lock cylinder (36) into position "1" with key.
  • Press disengaging wire (0100) into the bores (arrows) and unlock the locking detents by overcoming the spring resistance.
  • Remove lock cylinder (36) with cap (36b) from steering lock (37).
  • Remove key and disengaging wire (0100) from lock cylinder (36), remove cap (36b).

Installation of Lock Cylinder :

  • Install lock cylinder (36) in the cap (36b), push in key and turn into position "1". Press lock cylinder (36) into the steering lock with key and cap (36b) until the cap (36b) engages (observe groove assignment).

NOTE : If the lock cylinder/key is notchy or binding, spray lock cylinder with lock cylinder grease. If the complaint cannot be eliminated, replace lock cylinder and the key which has been in continual use.

Lubricants :

Lock cylinder grease Part no. 001NNN-NN-NNNN/td>

 

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Effective length of wire = 320 mm.

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Still no results. It is a 124
Expert:  mauricio replied 7 years ago.
Yes this is for 124, do you have a disengaging wire ?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Not a factory one
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

Not a factory one

 

Expert:  mauricio replied 7 years ago.

This is the only way the ignition is going to came off.

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
What diameter is the wire?
Expert:  mauricio replied 7 years ago.
I did transfer your question to another Expert .Thanks
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

There is a black cover sleeve over ignition cylinder that has a smaller ID than the cylinder. I can't get that black cover off

 

Customer: replied 7 years ago.

What is the diameter of the disengaging wire

 

Expert:  mauricio replied 7 years ago.

The problem if your ignition switch won't turn you can't turn the ignition to 1 position, so the instruction above doesn't work for you.

You may be looking to call a locksmith to replace the ignition for you.

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