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My ignition is totally locked up. I have an 87 300E. The steering wheel is fine, but my key wont turn.. :( Can someone shed some light please? Has this ever happened to anyone before? What was the problem?


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1994 E320 (W124) 4-Door Sedan
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WORN OUT KEY...

You need to use either your spare or the valet key. Order a new key at the dealer, bring your registration and an ID, make sure to match your name and address to verify ownership, otherwise only the owner of the vehicle can order the keys.

Yes, I've had this problem before and I even had to call my wife from work to bring me her keys to bail me out from being stuck on a street on street sweeping day.

Good luck!

My ignition is totally locked up. I have an 87 300E. The steering wheel is fine, but my key wont turn.. :( Can someone shed some light please? Has this ever happened to anyone before? What was the problem?


THANK YOU!
 

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250 TD W124 RHD 1989, E300 TD 1999
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The ignition cylinder can fall apart internally. You have to be able to turn the key to the first position in order to extract the cylinder - there have been several posts on this.
 
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