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Angry How to remove anti-theft pin from ignition on 1997 E320

Please excuse me if this has been answered before as I am a newbie.

E320 key would no longer turn. My son finally got the key to go as far as Position 1 and extricated the old tumbler. In the course of installing the new tumbler, the spring loaded, anti-theft locking pin deployed. My son removed everything that is necessary except for the lockin pin.

Does this pin have to be drilled out or is there another way to remove it?

Thanks for your help on this one.

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HI Steve - welcome to the forum.

Probably better for you to have put your question in the W210 forum, rather than the General M-B here.

I assume by the anti-theft lock you are referring to the shift lock connection on the switch, and not the steering lock elsewhere. Here is a drawing from the WIS that shows how to remove the shift lock. (note the arrows on lower left drg.)

If you are referring to the steering lock, that is another issue.
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Shift lock

Hi,

OK, will move the post. I am not up on 'W' numbers although I remember W196!

Actually, it is the anti-theft pin that drops into place if the key switch, etc. is 'tampered with.' In this case, when my son finally succeeded in removing the old tumber, he had trouble installing the replacement, which seems related to this pin, which must be drilled out.

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Hi,

OK, will move the post. I am not up on 'W' numbers although I remember W196!

Actually, it is the anti-theft pin that drops into place if the key switch, etc. is 'tampered with.' In this case, when my son finally succeeded in removing the old tumber, he had trouble installing the replacement, which seems related to this pin, which must be drilled out.

Thanks,
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Correct the pin does have to be drilled out.

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There is no pin, but locking bar that was design by German engineers as impossible to reset.
Saying that, this forum members DID find the way to reset it and pictorial is in W210 section.
Start looking in stickies.
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Locking pin

That would be outstanding. I will post an intro and a picture this evening. Hopefully what I am about to describe is the pin that can indeed be reset.

The pin is installed at an angle relative to what I am going to say is the steering lock assembly. What I looked at is no more that 3 or 4 mm in diameter when viewed looking up at the steering lock. It is anodized black in color and appears to have fine threads.

This end, when pushed, moves up slightly. When you look at the top of the lock assembly, while pushing up on this threaded thing. You can see a shiny semi-circular shaft move up flush with the top of what I call the steering lock assembly. This circular piece is much bigger, perhaps 6-8mm across and smooth on top. It almost looks like miniature piston coming up.

Hope we are talking about the same thing. I will check the stickies. What search time should I use?

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