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How to replace ignition
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
this is the procedure to remove the ignition barrel:
Remove the steering column surround and you should see a black round thing on the left hand side, this is the ignition switch. Remove this and you will see there is one screw holding the ignition barrel on, remove and you then need to insert your key and turn it to the ACC position. you should now be able to withdraw the barrel using the key but take care not to snap the key off in the barrel.
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Posted on Jun 15, 2008
You will have to take apart the steering column, breaking it down to the switch in order to get it out. I hope you have a lot of patience.
Posted on Feb 06, 2009
SOURCE: mercedez 190 ignition barrel. I have taken out ignition barrel attached to steering coloum but i can not remove key ignition from steering coloum how does it remove ignition barrel from steering
Should be the same as w123 model. Check diy Mercedes web page.
Photos included easy to do.
Posted on Jul 07, 2009
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The tool you're looking for is called a pickle fork. (A.K.A. ball joint separator).
Posted on Aug 12, 2010
Testimonial: "thanx mate just not sure whether its held in by circlip or not"
SOURCE: changed the ignition barrel on
I presume you had this issue with the old ignition just spinning around and not starting the car? I had this same thing and chnaged the ignition over, still would not work got lights but no engine turn over, I took it back off and realigned it, turns out when I had removed the old one the position of the black box part was one turn behind so when I was tuning the key it was not getting to the turn the engine over part just the ignition lights.
Also some of these ignition barrels have a black shroud around them inside that is the immobilizer code for the transponder you will need to swap that for you origional one, you will be able to tell if it has one as there would be a wired plug going to it, if no plug then your model does not have it.
I hope that helps, I know its a bit of a mess on but most likely will just need removing and refitting.
Posted on Nov 07, 2010
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