E320 1999

Ignition Switch

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Removal & Installation



E-Class (210)
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions.
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  3. If lock cylinder/key is catching or jamming, spray lock cylinder with lock cylinder grease.
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  5. Press out escutcheon with a small screwdriver.
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  7. Pull transponder coil off lock cylinder.
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  9. Push sleeve onto the cap and turn the lock cylinder to position 1 with the key.
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  11. Unlock the lock cylinder by turning the cap counter-clockwise through 90°and remove.

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    Fig. Removing the ignition switch using special tool 202 589 00 14 00

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To install:

  1. Spray the outside of lock cylinder with lock cylinder grease and insert in the cap.
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  3. Push key through the cap as far as the stop in the lock cylinder.
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  5. Push lock cylinder into the steering lock.

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    Fig. Locate the recesses in the lock cylinder to the recesses in the steering (arrow)

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  7. Turn cap with sleeve clockwise approximately 90°until it can be felt or heard to lock in position.
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  9. Turn key to position 0 and pull out/ remove with sleeve.
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  11. Press in escutcheon.
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  13. Mount transponder coil on lock cylinder.
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