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W220 ign lock sticking

Discussion in 'Electrics, Vacuum, Ignition and ECU' started by hmang, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. hmang

    hmang Senior Member

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    Hello gang, I thought it odd last night when the interior light didn't come on after removing the ign key. Now this morning the ign lock won't turn, it seems that the centre ( plunger with red sensor )has not returned out when I removed the key. Any thoughts guys ? Broken spring , clogged up with crud , something busted? I seem to remember that on some cars you have be careful about removing the lock or else the steering lock jams on info in that would be handy. Ta
     
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    hmang Senior Member

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    fixed now

    simple fix really, 2 small squares of double sided foam tape on the end of the key.
    shove the key in the lock. it sticks to the plunger and i free'd it off by pulling gently

    happy days,
    a new lock £400+...cant do it yourself. plus extra misery getting the car to the garage
    a/ it wont start
    b/ the ign lock failure locks it into park so you cant push / winch / tow .
    it seems there is no steering lock so not an issue

    any way .if it happens to you i hope this can save you some grief

    thanks to Des at Startech Poole who tolerated 10 minutes of my blithering and made some helpful suggestions
     
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