This complete keyed ignition tumbler installation kit fits all W201 190E and 190D from 1984 to 1993 and all W124 chassis 260E 300E 300CE 300D 300TD 300TE 400E 500E E300 E320 E420 and E500 from 1986 to 1995. Also works on the 1990 and 1991 W126 300SE 300SEL 350SD 350SDL 420SEL 560SEL and 560SEL (ONLY 1990 and 1991 126 models with transmission lock out cable (foot must be on brake to move transmission selector). Kit comes with new tumbler assembly and 2 matched HIGH SECURITY keys, special quick release tool, special grease, gloves, and complete detailed PDF step-by-step instructions.
The ignition tumbler assembly is easy to remove and replace as long as you have a good key and can turn on your switch with it. This is the main reason we strongly urge our customers to change the tumbler assembly at the first sign it starts to stick or jam. A new tumbler and key is cheap. But, if you wait too long, then you can get stranded somewhere not being able to start your engine. You may have to pay for a tow to a shop. Then replacement can become a huge hassle and very expensive. When this happens, you may have to buy a complete new lock assembly as well as a new tumbler and key. A word to the wise. Don’t wait to fix a sticking or hard to turn ignition key!
NEW: We now incude a small amount of the proper lube and a brush so you can clean out and apply new grease inside the steering lock when you replace your tumbler assembly.
With this new kit you can do this job in 15 minutes and save money and headaches. Without the special tool and instructions on how to properly use it, the job can be very frustrating. Keep in mind the new keys will not match your door locks, so you will need to continue to use your old key for that purpose. The picture below is from the instructions on replacing the tumbler cylinder lock in a 124 chassis.
WARNING: If a new tumbler assembly does not solve your problem you will need to replace the steering lock assembly. We offer this lock assembly separately as we have found most owners want to a least try the tumbler first before buying the more expensive part. Look below.
How to view the PDF digital instructions:
Once you complete the purchase of this product you will be able to download the digital instructions immediately when you are logged in and on your personal account page (click on My Account). Any PDFs will show up under My PDF Manuals. You will be allowed three downloads, so please save the file on your machine for backup.