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Date registered: Aug 2005
Vehicle: ML350 C220
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1994 C220 ignition switch removal

Has anybody removed the ignition switch from a 1994 C220? Without any warning the ignition switch locked up and wouldn't turn with the key when we went to start the car. Tried more than one key, same result. My thought is something in the lock mechanism/ tumblers broke and rendering the key useless. Next step was to remove the ignition switch to get a replacement. I got to the point where the locking collar is off including the cable to the shifter lock. I have expanded the area that clamps down on the ignition switch housing and have pushed in the detent pin, removed the pressure off the switch by turning the steering wheel but when I pull on the switch to slide out it still feels like its being held in place by the detent pin, I don't think its retracting enough to clear but that's as far as it will go in. There is about 1/8" play sliding the switch in and out but thats as far as it goes. Can someone offer advice on what I'm missing? Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Didn't notice I was in the wrong forum the first time I posted this request.... pardon my stupidity.
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