W210 ignition barrel / key

Discussion in 'Engine' started by horatio, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. horatio

    horatio Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi, just bought an E320 (bit of an impulse buy but its a lovely car) but the key is a bit stiff/finicky to remove from the barrel

    I had a right nightmare with the key on my 190 a few years back so I'm a bit paranoid! Should I just oil it and forget or get it changed?

    The car has one of the newer style plastic keys

    Thanks
     
  2. jaymanek

    jaymanek Authorised Forum Sponsor Authorised Forum Sponsor

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    This will be the electronic style... Are you taking your foot off the brake? Then just pull out, its strange for the first time but you will get used to it.
     
  3. johnsco

    johnsco Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I would definitely NOT oil it.
    It will then attract dust and grit and it does not need it.

    These do seem a bit fiddly at first, but they rarely jam.
     
  4. trapperjohn

    trapperjohn MB Club Veteran

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    Remember that you have to have your foot off the break pedal before you remove the key. That well know fact was a stranger to me at first. :doh:

    Edit.

    Whoops sorry Jay should have read all the posts. Double :doh:
     

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