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I have an '81 380SL. Was running errands, stopped the car and when I returned I inserted the key and it will not turn no matter what I do. Worked fine then it didn't, no symptoms prior to this happening. I have tried the steering wheel back and forth yank, I have tried neutral, I have searched the forum, I have looked at the maintenance manual and have found nothing that helps so far. I learned how to remove the tumbler, but is does me no good if the key won't turn to position 1 to get it out. I sprayed graphite lube in there, I tried PB Blaster. I have tried my spare key, I even tried bowing to the east during a full moon and nothing. Can anyone help me with real useful suggestions? I am at a loss.......