steering wheel removal

I need to get to an ignition switch in my MB 500 SEL (1985). Does somebody have an experience how to remove a steering wheel (airbag equipped), and dashcluster on this car? Thanks. A.N.

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But I'm pretty sure you don't need to remove the wheel or dash cluster to change the ignition lock - but I haven't done this.
Can you still turn the key?
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I can turn a key. The "ONLY" problem is that I need to find possible short or ground in the area if ignition switch. I can not start an engine. Every time I turn a key the radio goes on. I already check a fuel pump, ignition module, fuel pump relay. Ignition swich is just possible place to check. I found for different MB, that you need to remove a steering wheel, dashbord etc. So, if somebody did something similar, please reply. A.N.
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Have you checked the neutral safety switch?
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Richard Sexton wrote:

Neutral safety switch is new.
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Well, if it won't start it's not geting one of the three: air, air, spark.
Which one is it not getting? Check the spark, and check for fuel.
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Richard Sexton wrote:

Idid check all those too, ther'e is no spark. Can be it related after all to an ignition switch (after I fixed ICU)? Actually I changed burned resistor inside of ICU.
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It's *possible* but it'd be the first time I've ever heard of it. I'd tarace it back and see where the electrons stop.
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Richard Sexton wrote:

Thanks for the advices. What Ifound on the web might be interesting for mercedes DIY's : just go to http://www.volvoclub.org.uk/faq/EngineFIComputer.html#ECUFuelPumpControlCircuitRepair and you will be surprized how much more is possible for less $.

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To remove the steering wheel on the early airbag cars, first disconnect the car battery; use a Torx t-30 driver to remove the screws on the back of the steering wheel and remove the airbag. The steering wheel is held in place with a single 10mm allen head screw, but the torque and loctite on the screw makes removal hard. Use a breaker bar and an assistant to hold the wheel while loosening in a counter clockwise direction. Make sure that the ignition lock is not engaged.
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