Haasman - you may be onto something...
If I turn to "on" postion and wait long enough for my antenna to go all the way up, it will fire right up on the first try.
It has been a little cooler here lately and I don't know if that has anything to do with it as well (re. previous reply) but letting sit for a few seconds in "on"position before cranking seems to be doing the trick!
Thanks again for all the replies.
'92 190e 2.6
'91 190e 2.6