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pulled up to work this morning, had trouble turning ignition off properly. i put the key back in the ignition and it won't turn at all :shock:. i have had no warning or any indiaction that there was a problem. has anyone had this before. i have got a full day at work, so i can't sit out there dianosing all day. E200 124 1995.
 

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Go to MB and order a new barrel, this will be to fit your existing keys. This barrel can only be changed with the key turned to key1 so you will have to spray some PTFE or wd40 into the barrel to get it to turn,it may be difficult but it will.

I can send you the details of how to change the barrel.

I would avoid using the car till the new one comes
 
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how does the tumbler outer body come away from the ignition barrel, i can't get the ignition to turn at all, if i could ican put the car in work for the weekend.
 

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You will have to get the key to turn to key 1 or the steering lock will fire and you will not get it back out,,it will turn eventually.

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So have I :D and you should have it.

Once you get the key turned to key1 I would disconnect the battery if you are not ready to get the barrel out
 

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clutchnut, i urge you not to try forcing the key, just jiggle and wiggle - whatever, but forcing will make it worse. as malcolm our learned friend has said, it needs to be turned to position 1 to replace, if you are able to turn it this far DON'T TURN IT BACK!! just disconnect the battery with a 13mm spanner. changing the barrel may be fiddly for those that have not done it before, but if the key cannot be turned to position 1 it can take 2 hours to do, and that is for the experienced!!! note that if you can turn it to position 1, then you will be ok to turn to position 2 and start and drive the car, just remember not to turn back to position 0.
 

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So have I :D and you should have it.

Once you get the key turned to key1 I would disconnect the battery if you are not ready to get the barrel out

snap! crackle and pop.
 
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car is inside and barrel out. thank you very much.
 

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any other household objects capable of this trick? i will try that one sometime malcolm - a great piece of thinking.
 

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any other household objects capable of this trick? i will try that one sometime malcolm - a great piece of thinking.

Yes there are others that I cannot mention here:( but no one loves me so I am a little green on these things ;):D
 

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