Door lock on drivers side has failed and it is time to go through and
tune up the entire lock and window system.
First, driver side door lock. The lock still works but cannot use the
key. Key goes in but no rotation. Unlocking and locking has to go on
from the passenger side, but even then the vaccum locks aren't working
consistently so I usually have to go through the cab and unlock the
drivers side from inside. Thus the decision to yank all the door panels
and clean / service all locks and windows.
The question is what am I looking at to get the key functioning on the
drivers side again? Will a locksmith be able to help me out if I bring
the mechanism and key into their shop, or am I looking at super
specialized service due to the Mercedes-ness of the car?
Any chance that the functioning passenger side lock could be switched to
the drivers side for the time being? I thought not.
Since I am going in to all doors should I replace the vaccuum hoses as
I would prefer to get as much bang for my buck and time and get
everything working smoothly again for the next phase of this cars life.