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Ignition Switch Help!! 1995 S320

Hey all just replaced a bad ignition switch. Now the car is starting if I have the switch housing away from the part it clips over the steering col. pad where it locks the col. When I clip it back on the col. pad the key will not turn. What would keep this from working? Any tips on what I am doing wrong?


The cable that goes over to the shifter is screwed back on the side?



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Also it will go in and out of gear just as it should. Just can't get the key to unlock the steering col.


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I think its because I removed the switch in the 0 position not the 1. What can I do to solve this? I am in a bad way?



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Did the steering col. lock with the key cyl out of the car? Because i heard there is no way you can unlock the col once the lock assembly is removed.
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No just removed the ignition lock and switch in the 0 position before I knew it had to be in the 1 position.


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Did you ever manage to get around this problem or do you only drive strait now?
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Yes, Hes having a problem with his ignition, Im not sure exactly what the issue is, he tried explaining it to me but, I was confused. Terek, Television wants to help you..where did you go?
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Unfortunately i had someone try to steal my Benz & in the process they screwed up the ignition lock.

I couldn`t turn the lock. So i started to dissasemble it, and remove the entire ignition assembly from the car.

Then i managed to separate the lock assembly, but i couldn`t turn the key to position one so the steering wheel is in the locked position.

So i am trying to source a lock tumbler with key & work out how to disengage the steering wheel lock.

Thanks in advance
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Looks like the pin will have to be ground off,,I have some info on this and will try and find it.

Someone on here might know a better way or another way

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