1988 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC 1999 ML 320 (sold) 2008 C350 4Matic amg pack
Hi everybody. Three day ago I got into this bad situation. Read almost each and every thread concerning this problem, but couldn't find all the info needed...Or maybe I missed it. Here it is: For the first time, the key wouldn't turn in tumbler. I spent many hours trying to turn the key/unlock steering. Finally I had it turning with pliers. Then could start the car only in neutral. The key was still hard to turn, but did. I thought it'll be best to remove tumbler ASAP, before it's too late. I put the key in position 1, trying to insert the wire to release the mechanism (lock pin). But, for some reason, I intended to get the key back in position 0, but broke it inside:crybaby2:. I'm still trying to get the tumbler out, since the hole is still in the right position. Do I have to unscrew the black plastic ring first? Do I have to just pull it? Will it come with the tumbler as soon as I get the lock pin inside the tumbler ? Do I have to push this lock pin towards the center or towards the outside with the wire? Meaning push it inside the tumbler (down) or outside the tumbler (up, inside lock cylinder)? Any help appreciated. Looking to change tumbler without changing everything.