Sprinter 2005-2007

Ignition Switch

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Removal & Installation



  1. If the Electronic Ignition Switch (EIS) is operational on the CAN bus, transfer basic vehicle configuration data from the existing EIS control unit into the scan tool.
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  3. Disconnect the battery negative cable.
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  5. Remove the steering column opening cover, and the side cover from the instrument panel.
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  7. Remove the left floor duct screw.
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  9. Use the EIS bezel wrench (Special Tool 10086) to unscrew the bezel (1) and the outer shim (2) from the EIS.

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    Fig. Unscrew the bezel (1) and the outer shim (2) from the EIS.

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  11. Disengage the EIS (4) from the instrument panel and remove the inner shim (3).
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  13. On vehicles with an automatic transmission, disconnect the shift lock cable connection to the EIS at the arrow location (5).
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  15. Disconnect the EIS wire harness connector and remove the EIS from the instrument panel.
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To install:

  1. Position the Electronic Ignition Switch (EIS) and the rear shim to the back of the instrument panel and reconnect the EIS wire harness connector.
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  3. On vehicles with an automatic transmission, reconnect the shift lock cable connection to the EIS at the arrow location.
    NOTE
    The guide of the shift lock cable on the EIS control unit (arrow) should point downward.


    NOTE
    Two shims may be present. If present, ensure that the smaller shim is installed between the EIS bezel and the outer surface of the instrument panel. The larger shim is installed between the EIS assembly and the inner surface of the instrument panel.

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  5. Use the EIS bezel wrench (Special Tool 10086) to tighten the EIS bezel. Tighten the bezel to 5 ft. lbs. (7 N·m).
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  7. Reinstall the left floor duct screw.
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  9. Position the lower steering column opening cover, and the side cover to the instrument panel.
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  11. Install and tighten the screws that secure the lower steering column opening cover and the side cover to the instrument panel.
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  13. Reconnect the battery negative cable
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  15. If the original EIS was communicating on the CAN Bus, use the scan tool to transfer the basic vehicle configuration to the new EIS. Otherwise, use the scan tool to download the correct flash file for the vehicle, and program the new EIS control unit.
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  17. Using the scan tool, program the EIS to recognize the existing key fobs .
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  19. For vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission, verify that it is possible to shift the transmission gear selector lever out of the P (PARK) position with the ignition switch in the ON position and the brake pedal depressed. It should only be possible to turn the key back to the LOCK position and remove the key from the switch when the gear selector lever is in the P (PARK) position.
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