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1987 Mercedes 300E Ignition Switch

1987 Mercedes 300E Ignition Switch
I have a 1987 Mercedes 300E (gas). The ignition locked-up which I have learned is a very common problem.

I have a new housing, tumbler and switch. On the back of the switch are 7 places where wires plug on. They are numbered 30, 50, 15R, P30, 15, 30, 15X.

Because the original switch had locked, I couldn't turn the key to the right position so that the wire plug can come out of the ignition switch housing, therefore the wires had to be forced apart.

Do you have a list or diagram that tells which color coded wire goes to which number? Thanks for your help!

Ok, My ignition wires are the following colors:

2 Red wires
1 white w green stripe
1 white w yellow stripe
1 white w red stripe
1 purple w white stripe
1 green w white stripe

Clock wise on the switch the number code goes


So what color wire goes where?

30 =
15x =
30 =
15 =
P30 =
15R =
50 =

Please help....
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