Date registered: Aug 2002
Vehicle: 190E, 400E, SLK350
Location: Chesapeak Bay
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You got two choices:
1. Get the actual tumbler for your keys from the dealer
a. Have them install it
b. Install it yourself
2. Get a tumbler with its own set of keys. This means you will have to use your old keys to gain access to the car but the new ones to start the car.
To remove the tumbler you need to remove the bezel surround. To do so you need to use your key to turn your iginition to the first position. You have to do this.
Once in that position insert a pin or a paperclip that has a 45 degree cut on the end in the little hole between the bezel and the tumbler. Puch the pin in and you will feel that it is pushing a spring of some sort.
Turn the bezel while keeping the pin in the hole. This will keep the bezel locking mechanism from being active. Turn the bezel counter clockwise until it comes off from the tumbler. Pull the whole mechanism out.
Do the reverse process with the new tumbler.
I did the same thing a month ago and I ordered my tumbler from Ron at Germanstar (yes our mod, and he was very helpful).
Last edited by DP; 10-09-2006 at 09:19 AM.