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jr811 07-25-2007 02:52 PM

Ignition switch
79 450SL having trouble turning key - steering lock ok - How do you remove ignition switch - I would to take swith out and carry to lock smith. Jim

Engr693 07-26-2007 11:11 PM

remove the key switch
You will need to remove the chrome ring around the switch and if I remember correctly there is a nut that needs to come off also. Additionally, there is a pin behind the dash in the switch that is hard to get to unless you have the instrument cluster out. You have to push on the pin to remove the switch. It might be possible to get to it from under the dash but I believe you would have to be double-jointed to do it.

Good luck!!

jr811 07-27-2007 09:55 AM

Thanks Jim

jr811 07-30-2007 08:14 AM

Can the ignition switch be repaired , or should I just get a new one from dealer?

jr811 07-31-2007 11:30 AM

79 450SL do you have to remove the ignition switch to install the ignition lock cylinder? Jim

Engr693 10-17-2007 10:28 PM

Fix it?
Did you ever get this resolved? I have a switch with keys if you need one.

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