Key Not Springing Back From the Start Position

This is a sure sign your electrical switch is going bad

Have you noticed recently that your starter motor wants to keep running after the engine starts? Do you have to manually turn the key back from the start position after your engine fires up? Has the key lost the smooth operation it once had and does not want to "spring back?"

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Problem & Solution

Common among these chassis:

W108 W109

These are all signs that your main electrical switch is going bad. The "spring back" function is not in the key tumbler - but rather in the switch. This means your switch is starting to break down internally and if you neglect the early warning symptoms then it will fail completely on you leaving you stranded.

Be sure to check out Kent's Youtube video for a complete explanation of the problem.

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