Local Mercedes-Benz dealership brought in this lock and the key for it. You have to wiggle the key to get it to turn. The job ticket says that it is a 1980 but I’m fairly certain that is wrong. The ticket said “recode key” but we don’t do sidewinder keys by code here for some reason… I did make a copy of the key (Ilco S50HF-P) but something is wrong with our Silca Matrix SX, but that is another story…
I thought I could disassemble the lock and inspect the wafers, but I can’t get it apart. I think if I remove this pin, it holds the face cap on, and then I can slide the core out the back of the lock. Has anyone done this old ignition before or does anyone have any suggestions?
Attached are a couple of pictures of the lock.