Key stuck in ignition! (W201)

Discussion in 'Electronics' started by horatio, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. horatio

    horatio Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi, having a right mare with my duff ignition barrel. Tried to remove with 2mm wire etc no luck, took the car to a local merc specialist but their special tool didn't work (first time ever apparently) and was quoted £3-400 to drill it out :(

    On the plus side the key still does go round so I can line the two holes up (key won't come out now so lucky its on the drive!)

    Would drilling the black plastic sleeve to expose the barrel be my best bet?

    Thanks for any advice, I need it! :D
     
  2. grober

    grober MB Club Veteran

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  3. lars-mad

    lars-mad Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    the black plastic sleeve is actually metal.. try harder to find the right place for the holes.. the position can have moved some so it is betveen 1 and 2 :) did that on mine..
     

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