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-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Tech Help

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-11-2003, 11:34 AM
E-Klasse's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Arizona
Posts: 4
Angry W210 immobilized, Can not remove key or shift.

My wife went to use my car while I was out of town. She started the car but could not get it out of Park. Then when she shut the car off, the key would not come out of the ignition switch. The car is stuck. It will start but it will not shift out of park.

I took the armrest off and could see 2 cables going to the shifter. One goes to the brake and I can see it moving when I step on the pedal. The other I believe goes to the ignition switch but it doesn't move when I turn the key.

So what can be done to fix this?
__________________
W210 E320
W201 190E
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-11-2003, 03:19 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: New England
Posts: 68
Sounds like you need to replace your ignition. I just replaced mine in a C280. On the C there is a cable that goes from the shifter and screws into the side/back of the ignition. Before fixing it I figured out that if I unscrewed the cable(ignition end) and pushed in the metal tip I was able to get the car out of park into drive etc.

There is a lock/switch in the ignition that is supposed to unlock your shifter, obviously this is not working properly and needs replacing. Your key not coming out of the ignition is another sign of a bad ignition.

You can write down your VIN number and order a new ignition that will match your old key from the dealer. As far as installation, its not for a beginner, takes a bit of know-how but It can be done 'shady tree machanic style' if you have the will and patience.

Another bit of advice, replace the ignition before your key wont go in the ignition at all OR will go in and not turn. Once this happens the job gets a little more tricky, and if you have a dealer do it at this point you might be looking at $700 plus bill to fix it.

Good luck,

-M
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-11-2003, 04:07 PM
E-Klasse's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Arizona
Posts: 4
I had to special order the cable that goes from the back of the key switch to the shift assembly. Mine is broken. So far that part is only $70. It will not be in until next week.
__________________
W210 E320
W201 190E
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-02-2009, 02:31 PM
edge's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: CT
Posts: 1,398
Quote:
Originally Posted by MAC10 View Post
You can write down your VIN number and order a new ignition that will match your old key from the dealer. As far as installation, its not for a beginner, takes a bit of know-how but It can be done 'shady tree machanic style' if you have the will and patience.-M
Do you have a DIY for replacing the tumbler? Thanks.
__________________
85 300CD Signal Red/Tan sold
83 300D Manganese Brown 109K
97 E420 Midnight Blue 197K sold
98 BMW 328i Vert White 100K, sold
95 BMW 525i White 125K, sold
93 BMW 525iT Red 193K, sold
95 E320 Green Wagon 125K, sold
94 E320 White 127K, sold
85 300SD 156K Grey (Annie), sold
84 300D Lapis Blue 170K (Judy), sold
99 ML 320 Black (lease), 1998 C230 White (lease)
00 Honda S2000 Red (lease)
86 Mercedes 300E (sold)
84 Porsche 911 Red (sold), 1965 Porsche 911 White (sold)
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 03:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page