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Mercedes-Benz 300E How do I change the ignition key lock cylinder

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How do I change the ignition key lock cylinder on my 1992 Mercedes 300E 4Matic?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Marty replied 6 years ago.
Hi, are you still able to turn the key? If you cannot then the steering lock will need to be cut from the column and you will need to replace the complete steering lock assembly. You must be able to rotate the key in order to remove the lock cylinder. If you can rotate the key click here for the instructions to remove the cylinder.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I can only turn the key to the first click but not enough to unlock the steering wheel.
Expert:  Marty replied 6 years ago.
You are probably out of luck. Sometimes persistence will enable you to turn the key far enough to remove it. You can also try banging on the steering lock from under the dash while trying to turn the key. For what it's worth, this is probably a bad steering lock anyway and not a bad lock cylinder.
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