Ignition tumbler removal on Mercedes 190.

Dear Group,
This is a short and precise question. Anybody out there had any luck hammering a screwdriver into the lock tumbler of an ignition lock on a Mercedes 190 ?
My problem is that I lost my only ignition key for the MB 190 and now I bought new keys just to reliase that prior owner had changed the tumbler. So I bought a new tumbler only to be told be Benz that I needed the old key etc...
I searched the net for days and found nothing, so to recap:
- I do not have the key so normal procedure is out - I do not have a Souber kit either - and I do not know how to drill it out myself
So does anybody know of anyone who hammered a screwdriver into the tumbler in order to turn it to POS 1 ?
TIA Morten
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Hi there. There will not be any way to do except to open every thing and get to it! if you lost your key,you could go to the car dealer , give them your car vin number and they will get you a new key for it!Let me know if it work for you! Quang
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This suggestion is fine if he still has the original keys/tumblers. Once a previous owner replaces the ignition tumbler with a generic replacement, as he stated happened, then the key code for the car is worthless. The key code for a generic replacement ONLY comes on the side of the tumbler, written in pen on a white sticker.

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