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2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 Question: All of a sudden key wont turn in ignition

 

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need to know, Lorton, VA, October 13, 2010, 10:05
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No problems ever starting car. Went to the store and came back out;key would not turn. Did not get the the click that usually happens to activate startup system. Car is now in the shop;new ignition has been put in but still wont connect to starter. Key was still operating door locks and lights were working.

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    ZeeTech October 13, 2010, 10:47
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    Is this has the regular or the smart key?

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    need to know, October 13, 2010, 11:18
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    Yes the parts and keys for this car does have to be programmed. I was told that the ignition would come in programmed to my car and the keys I have would work. The car is at a MB dealer and has been there for 10 days. Since replacing the ignition did not work I'm looking for other problems it could have been because I know the price tag is gonna be big and I want to know questions to ask to make sure unnessary work was not done.

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    FiveStar from FiveStar ServiCenter, October 13, 2010, 13:54
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    Hopefully a silly question but has anyone tried a different key? My point is that if you use the same key every day eventually it can become damaged. Sometimes the other key would work.

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    need to know, October 14, 2010, 14:46
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    yes tried both keys

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    Visitor, November 08, 2010, 14:48

    I had same problem with my 2001 ML 430. Somehow the key de-programs and won't start the car. Lucky for me, I had a spare key.

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