Ignition tumbler removal

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thebassetthound
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Ignition tumbler removal

Post by thebassetthound » Tue 14 Nov, 2017 10:53 am

Hey all,

I need to pull the ignition tumbler to get it rekeyed. Just the ignition barrel not the switch at the back.

Have search forums and youtube and can't find a "how to" anywhere.

Can anyone help?

TIA

-Nick
1966 W111 230S
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1972 Volkswagen Type 1

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Re: Ignition tumbler removal

Post by Mercmad » Tue 14 Nov, 2017 11:22 am

The reason you cannot find any info is because there is none. You can get a licensed lock smith to make a key to suit the lock ,the code is stamped onto the lock body and it might be on the data card. The whole lock has to come out, theres three bolts (two are on a strap under the column) holding it in place . Undo those and you can wriggle the lock down to unscrew the cables off the back. The tumblers cannot be removed from the W111 lock.

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Re: Ignition tumbler removal

Post by thebassetthound » Tue 14 Nov, 2017 4:00 pm

Thanks for that. :wave:

I've got a full set of keys cut for the car from VIN by Mercedes Classic in USA. Trouble is the ignition key doesn't turn in the tumbler. :pale: So was going to get it rekeyed to match the keys I had made.

I guess I'll try and check that the number on the barrel is same as on the data card. Otherwise, I guess I have to make a copy of the worn ignition key I have. :happy3:

Thanks again.

-Nick
1966 W111 230S
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1972 Volkswagen Type 1

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Re: Ignition tumbler removal

Post by Mercmad » Wed 15 Nov, 2017 5:14 pm

Some one has changed the lock in the past,because the guts of the switch has fallen out . Quite a common happening with finnys.

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Re: Ignition tumbler removal

Post by Ivanerrol » Wed 15 Nov, 2017 11:02 pm

Mercmad wrote:
Wed 15 Nov, 2017 5:14 pm
Some one has changed the lock in the past,because the guts of the switch has fallen out . Quite a common happening with finnys.
Quite common with all pre mid '90's keys.

Buyer of older Benz beware. ignition tumbler may have been changed. Data card has no relation to the lock that is actually in the car.

In other key news. Mate has just informed me that the cost for a new electronic key has jumped to $750.00 at the stealership.
Cost has jumped from $289 to $549 to $750 in just a couple of years :bs:
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Re: Ignition tumbler removal

Post by Tony From West Oz » Wed 15 Nov, 2017 11:38 pm

They have a captive market and can charge what they like.
Where else are you going to get one?
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