ignition problem

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  1. Braincrank

    Braincrank Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Good morning all !
    Actually for me it's just morning , not a good one !
    Just wanted to head out and when I put the key in the ignition and turned it there was no resistance , the key turned all the way , all the lights came on but the car didn't start.
    I turned the key back and took it out but the dashboard lights stayed on ....
    I put the key back in, still no resistance at all .....
    I then disconnected the battery and now I'm trying to get to the root of that issue .
    Seems to me that the barrel is busted .
    What do you think ?
     
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    The key goes in ok and turns .
    I replaced the barrel a few years back therefore I luckily still have the wire tool I made to get the barrel out .
    I'm hoping it's only the barrel that needs replacing. I can't think of what could go wrong with the steering lock unit ... (being hopeful )
     
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    I guess that's the gamble with aftermarket bits ....
     
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    Well that's good news-looks perhaps as if the electrical [ignition] switch has gone awol.
    https://youtu.be/ZcaqhwXG9Ek

    [YOUTUBE HD]ZcaqhwXG9Ek[/YOUTUBE HD]
     
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    Dont play with anything till you first check the blade fuse .Its located on the spring turret
     
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    Braincrank

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    It seems that the ignition/ steering lock housing is busted. Got another switch and barrel but key won't turn properly and either way . Can't turn it all the way clockwise to the point where it should kick back and can't turn it all the way anticlockwise to get the key out .
    Am now looking for another housing .....
     
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    All fixed and sorted !
     
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    Brain great job done . ENJOY IT
     

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