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Q: Ignition tumbler stuck and needs replacement.

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Ignition won't turn and is stuck in the "0" position. I think the tumbler needs replacing.

A: The tumblers are part of the ignition switc...

The tumblers are part of the ignition switch assembly on these vehicles. This part must be replaced as a unit. This particular part malfunctioning is a common problem on late 1990’s Mercedes Benz products. Have a mechanic who is familiar with Mercedes Benz diagnose the exact cause of your ignition sticking.

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