Date registered: Feb 2009
Vehicle: 1988 300E
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1997 E420 w210 ignition tumbler problem
I have a 1997 E420, Black Opal, with 202K.
The key, which is a switch blade, will not move the ignition switch at all. As one previous post said, it kind of slammed shut like "fort knox" the last time--yesterday. I have read most of the previous posts on this topic but I'm still confused on what to do next after all my spraying, wiggling, vibrating and heating--that is plan B.
So far I know that I have to cut the lock pin out, and possibly drill the tumbler out. I really don't want to replace anything that I don't have to i.e. lock pin, if possible.
Is anybody up to the task of providing me with extensive DIY instructions?
Thanks in advance