Originally Posted by rhodes2010
I had to do this on my 300sd a few weeks ago.
Just food for thought, remove the whole steering column lock pin and
the whole mechanism that feeds/turns it.
Leave in just the vacuum switch parts and electrical parts.
Now my key turns super easy and I won't ever be stuck again.
And... that mechanism will twist and come out of the steering column
without much trouble at all. I probably pulled the instrument cluster
out which took all of 1 minute.
Thats not such a bad idea.... I am faced with same sproblem on wifes car. Already removed the collar JIC.