Question about 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

1 Answer

Removal of ignition switch on slr mclaren

I do not understand how to remove the ignition switch on a 2006 mercedes benz SLR Mclaren can u help me please

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 1,010 Answers

There are two switches. The key lock cylinder and actual switch 180 degrees to the left of that, on the left side of the steering column. You need a special tool to remove the switch.

First, remove the steering column cover with 3 bolts at the bottom, facing the floor. Remove tilt lever if equipped. Now insert the key, turn to on position. From the instrument cluster side, insert a small screw driver or tiny punch to push in the retainer, like a door knob bolt in a house, and pull the cylinder out.

Unplug only one electrical connector for the cylinder, or two for the switch. Do not touch yellow wires or any airbag components, though they might have inflated, still be careful, you didn't say, and they keep a minimal amount of power even with a smashed battery.

Posted on Jul 02, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

How to change a window switch on 2008 mercedes benz vito

You have to pull the inside door panel to get to it then there are 2 electrical connectors, connecting the wires to the switch(be careful to use needle nose pliers and grab the connector and not the wire) remove wires from switch, replace switch, replace wires on new switch(as long as there is only 1 wire on each side of switch don't worry about polarity), and replace inside door panel. To test new swich turn ignition on and actuate switch on inside door panel.

Aug 30, 2014 | 2006 Mercedes-Benz Vito 112

1 Answer

I need a factory service manual for the MP4-12C, the dealer wont sell me one.

I am sorry but we have no service manuals here at fixya. They are copyrighted material and not free to access on line.

Sep 06, 2012 | 2012 McLaren MP4-12C

1 Answer

Strong exhaust smell when roof is down on my 2008 SLR 550

No that would not be it. Are you using the correct grade of a good quality name brand fuel?

Sep 04, 2012 | 2008 Mercedes-Benz SL 550

1 Answer

The key in the ignition to my mercedes 2002 c320 will not turn

Just replaced my key the ignition switch and the esl in my c230 98 Benz. Worked for about a week and now the esl will not unlock the steering or start the car. Is there any way to reset the esl? All three components are new I don't understand the problem .what causes the esl not to engage when you put the key in the ignition

Feb 22, 2012 | Mercedes-Benz C230 Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

How do I remove and replace the radio in a 1993 Mercedes Benz 300SE? I want to replace the radio unit with a unit containing CD player.

First thing is to understand you will most likely have to run all new speaker wire as the head unit in your car has everything external to the head unit (power amplifier, fader). The plastic around shifter pulls up off, then remove wood surround. Remove ashtray, pull face off head unit usually by sticking fingers in cassette area and pull. There will be plastic tabs on the bottom of unit push in and pull out on head unit, pull slowly so you can inspect wires for placement. Again rerunning speaker wire should be done to preclude external amps and fader switch and power antenna if yours still works.

Jun 04, 2010 | 1993 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes Benz 300 Class

1 Answer

I have 1984 Mercedes benz TD .Recently i cann't start the car key doesn't turn in ignition lock houseing

ignition switches are a known issue with this era mercedes. Not too difficult to change the ignition switch. Google is good source for pics, videos and instructions on this. Be aware that the switch is about $400 from the dealer. You could get one without matching key for alot cheaper if you dont care about that. Also, you can get one without the key lock for much cheaper if you are able to remove the key lock from your existing switch.

Sep 15, 2009 | 1984 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes Benz 300 Class

2 Answers

I need help with a down payment on a car. My credit is not good and due to that I need a down payment of at least 2500.00.

So you need money for a car...I see. How about saving some? Or buying a cheaper car? Oh wait, I got it!!! There's this thing called work. You find a job and they pay you to WORK. It's not as easy as begging but you'll take pride in your self for doing this.... This site is for TECHNICAL SUPPORT, INSTRUCTIONS, and REPAIRS. Not for hand outs.

Jun 16, 2009 | 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

1 Answer

Ignition switch not working

hi,you have to remove your under dash,drill the lock on steering lock mechanism,you can turn the key,renew steering lock mechanism and tumbler,ty

Mar 26, 2009 | 1987 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes Benz 190 Class

1 Answer

Ignition key won't turn lock ssembly

hi,seem your steering lock mechanism is defective,if you to try,remove your under dash,you can your steering lock, loose bolt in clamp,fine a small lock drill out,then you can turn your ignition switch,you can also remove the wiring in the back of steering lock,renew your lock mechanism,ty

Mar 21, 2009 | 1987 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes Benz 500 Class

1 Answer

Recall Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

DaimlerChrysler has announced that it is recalling 2005 and 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren models due to a problem with the electrical system. The $450,000, 617-hp car with a top speed of 208 mph could catch fire due to the high temperatures generated by the electrical system and the resulting damage inflicted upon the vehicle's alternator. So far, no fire or accidents have been reported. The recall affects 433 vehicles in the United States, and will involve replacing the alternator and installing a modified control unti. Vehicles elsewhere in the world are being dealt with as well.

May 14, 2008 | 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

Not finding what you are looking for?
2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Logo

140 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Mercedes-Benz Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22306 Answers


Level 3 Expert

77499 Answers

Joseph Prosser

Level 3 Expert

772 Answers

Are you a Mercedes-Benz Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides