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How do you remove the ignition switch from the steering wheel shaft?

Customer Question

How do you remove the ignition switch from the steering wheel shaft?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Marty replied 6 years ago.

eurotec :

Hi, you must rotate the key to position 1 and depress the lock pin on the steering lock to slide it from the column.

Customer :

We have done this

eurotec :

Are you depressing the pin?

Customer :

It is the part that the ignition switch is attached that goes into the steering column. It must be for the steering lock. The part number is 346-230

eurotec :

That's the steering lock. I will attach some instructions.

eurotec :

Let me know if you have any questions.

eurotec :

Please don't forget to click Accept so I receive credit for my help today.

Customer :

The steering lock will not part from the column. There is a clamp around steering lock at the base, next to the column. We have loosened the clamp. The steering lock shaft, part #10 in your pictures, will turn but we can not remove it from the steering column. We need to remove it so that we can bring the column up to change out the steering coupler. What is your suggestion?

eurotec :

I don't replace the coupling that way I remove the steering box and replace it from below. Are you pushing in on the lock pin with the punch when you try to remove the lock?