Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Tech Help

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-19-2007, 09:59 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 177
Stuck Ignition Switch Plug !

Greetings Forum Members,

I am in the process of changing the ignition switch on my 1985 280sl.
The steering wheel is off and the instrument cluster is out of the dash
but I cannot pull the electrical plug off of the old switch. It seems to be stuck onto the old switch.
Has anyone experieced this problem? Are the pins stuck due to oxidation or corrosion or is there a particular technique for removing the plug that I'm not doing?
I'm open to suggestions.
I'm considering carefully cutting the aluminum casing of the old switch to get some penitrant oil on the plug and switch pins thinking that corrosion is the problem.
I've changed this switch before on a 69 280se coup and the plug just pulled off of the switch, no problem.

Thanks,

Knarf
__________________
72 350SL #69
73 450SL Parts Car?
78 450sl Parts Car
79 450SLC - Sold
1985 280sl
87 190E 2.6 - Donated
90 300E-Junked
97 E420
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-20-2007, 12:24 PM
david s poole
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: dallas
Posts: 1,822
you have to put ignition in position 1 before the plug will come off.old security designed to slow down thieves.
__________________
David S Poole
European Performance
Dallas, TX
4696880422

"Fortune favors the prepared mind"
1987 Mercedes Benz 420SEL
1988 Mercedes Benz 300TE (With new evaporator)
2000 Mercedes Benz C280
http://www.w108.org/gallery/albums/A...1159.thumb.jpg
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-20-2007, 02:29 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 177
Dave,

Thanks a MILLION!!
This forum is PRICELESS.




knarf
__________________
72 350SL #69
73 450SL Parts Car?
78 450sl Parts Car
79 450SLC - Sold
1985 280sl
87 190E 2.6 - Donated
90 300E-Junked
97 E420
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page