W124 Ignition Key/Barrel Getting Hot?

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  1. Buster'stheboy

    Buster'stheboy Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Drove car for approx. 90 minutes this morning and noticed the ignition key was v. warm when I took it out. Felt the barrel where the key goes in and it was the same. Is this normal?

    Couldn't find my keys this morning so used a single spare key where I'd usually have a couple of keys and a keyring & fob, so don't know if it's been like this before and I just haven't noticed.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Sp!ke

    Sp!ke Administrator Staff Member

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    Wondering if one of the pipes to the heater blower is dislodged behind the dash or something and directing warm air to that area.
     
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  3. Dec

    Dec Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Turn the heater to cold to see wif there is any change.

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    Buster'stheboy

    Buster'stheboy Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    OK, will do. Thanks :)
     
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    Buster'stheboy

    Buster'stheboy Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Clever chaps on here :D

    Turned the heater off and the key/lock didn't get hot. Phew, that's a relief - I Googled it earlier and they were saying on other car forums that it must be a short circuit and the car could catch fire :eek:

    Thanks :thumb:
     

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