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Old 10-31-2001, 11:41 AM
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W124 tumbler...Can't get it off

Hello All,

I know this topic has been covered in depth but I seem to have a problem. My tumbler is sticking when turned so I would like to replace it. After doing research it seems like I it is recommended to remove the instrument cluster. I pulled out the bottom panels and managed to disconnect the wiring harness on the far left side of the I.C. but it still w/n pull forward so I can remove it. I have a good view of the tumbler and other parts , so is it necessary to remove the I.C. If not how do I release the tumbler after moving the key to position 1. I see 2 little notches in the cover plate for the key. When the key is lined up w/ the poss 1 markings on the tumbler, the notch(hole) is open. Is this where I would insert the wire/large paper clip?. What should I be feeling for? Do I unscrew the tumbler housing or does it pull right out? Sorry for all the questions but I am kind of at a standstill. New coded tumbler is on order so I would like to have it torn down before the new one arrives.

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