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Old 10-17-2006, 08:34 AM
Bill Ladd Bill Ladd is offline
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Ok, here's the lock face showing positions zero, one and two. Position one (the one nearest the top of this picture) is the one you want.

Here's a very blurry picture of the paperclip inserted in the hole with the key in position one.

Here's a top view showing how far the paper clip needs to go before it pushes on the detent.

And here's a picture showing the actual detent. That tab facing you in the picure is in a channel in the lock housing. When the paper clip is inserted properly, the tab is pushed down, allowing the black ring to turn -- by hand. I needed no wrenches to turn it one I got the plunger to drop all the way down.

Hope this helps. Please report back with your progress.


edit: Thanks to dieselgiant for these pictures!!
1998 E300 +310,000K
1996 E300 +460,000K

Last edited by Bill Ladd; 10-17-2006 at 05:28 PM.
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