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Old 09-01-2010, 11:08 AM
GregZ GregZ is offline
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Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 247
URO ignition switch

Hi All,

After about 2 months of use my brand new URO ignition switch failed ('85 300SD but the switch is pretty much the same for all Mercedes). I opened it up to see what's wrong with it and was shocked about the (bad) quality of this product. Many (at least three) of the contacts were bent randomly and two of the contact rivets were loose.

I am attaching a picture with black arrows marking bent contacts and a yellow arrow marking one of the loose rivets.

for the search engines:
DO NOT buy URO ignition switches.
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URO ignition switch-ign-switch.jpg  
1983 560SL Megasquirted (originally 380SL)

My former Mercedes:
1985 300SD ~190k
1990 560SEL
2000 C220 CDI
1983 380SEC 102k dual-chain conversion
2000 C280 70k (sold)
1987 300DT (W124 - sold)
1972 220D (sold)
1971 220D (sold)
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