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Telescoping steering wheel not working

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Hello all, new member here with a question about my recently acquired '87 560 SEL. It's a really clean, unmolested 55k mile car, but the telescoping wheel doesn't seem to work. I've tried operating it per the owners manual (door open and ignition key off, door closed and key in position I or II), as well as just about every other combination of key and door position, but it just does not work.

All other electric accessories work (power seats front/rear, power headrests, power windows, power sunroof, heated seats front/rear), except the clock. I've checked the fuses; they all look fine.

Any ideas on what I should check next?
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Nice, you have the same year and model as I do!

When you try operating it, does that little motor that moves the steering column try running, or is it silent?

I found a thread over in the W124 forum where a member had an issue with their adjustable steering column getting stuck. The solution for him was to clean the contacts of the switch.
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