Ignition or steering lock? Banjo, flex cables, & dash lights.
So I've found that after I turn the car off, if I DO NOT TOUCH the steering wheel, when I go to start it back up it usually works on the first try. If I turn the wheel after I turn the car off, the wheel locks, and when I try to start it back up the key won't turn. Is this an ignition switch problem or something with the wheel lock? What to do, what to do...
Also, does anyone know which of the 3 seat flex cables is for the front-to-back motion of the driver's seat?
Planning to clean the ol' banjo. Is it easy enough for a beginner? I feel like I should have a little more pick up and a little less black exhaust. We have really short, scary merges onto the highways here in Philly -- more of a stop and wait than a merge -- and I have to put my hazards on every time.
Pool noodled the back and driver's seat. Worked like a charm, now instead of peeking over the steering wheel, my head is about an inch and a half from the ceiling!
Also, once it got really dark I could see that my dash lights actually do work -- just incredibly dim! I'm going to try to pull the instrument panel and change the lights, but I've read a couple posts on here that said even with new lights it's pretty dim. I only want to have to pull the thing once, so does anyone have suggestions to guarantee it will be bright -- and is there anything else I should probably do while it's out, being that it's a 23 year old car?
1983 MB 300SD Turbo Diesel