Date registered: Aug 2005
Vehicle: 2002 C320 Wagon, 2004 C320 Sedan
Location: North Georgia
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Hello, I'm dealing with the same problem; can't turn the key to pos 1. I bought a new tumbler/key from MB ($135) hoping that the new key would allow me to get it to pos1 and then change the tumbler...but no luck..
I have done this several times with both the 190E and 300E cars, its very easy IF you can can get the key to pos1....Because I can't, I am moving on to plan 'B', force the tumbler out, which sounds like what you are trying to do..
Have you succeeded? any advice or suggestions?
A few comments towards earlier ones:
-any time I have had a sticking key, a new tumbler has always fixed it. I have never had to change any other part of the Ignition switch assembly..
-you can buy the tumbler/key from Mercedes and it will match the door locks, but you need proof of ownership; price $135. or get the assemble OEM from e-bay for $35...but you will have 2 different keys, one for ignition one for doors
-not sure why you had problems popping the tumbler out if you were able to spin that outer ring and access the holes....i do no I gotta jiggle it a bit and try a couple of times then it comes out..
please update your post