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Re: key will not get into the groove to turn to the start...
The key is worn from use . Try another key or if you have not one,Try taking the key to a lock shop and have then add a piece of paper to compensate for the wear, when cutting another key or see if somehow their is a code for them to use to make an exact new key..
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When a vehicle goes completely dead if a large drain is placed on the electrical system, such as starting it, the problem usually lies either at the battery connections or where the cables connect to the vehicle. Slamming the door repeatedly is probably just jarring the loose connection back and forth. Start with this, usually the fix to a big problem is smaller than you think.
On Mercedes, and most German cars for that matter, you can only turn the key to the start position once. Then you have to turn the key completely off to turn it back to the start position again.
On almost all cars the steering wheel can also prevent you from turning the key, if the wheel is jammed to one side or the other. If you giggle the steering wheel left and right while turning the key, you can usually unjam it.
Hope this helps. Good luck and have a nice evening. Peter
Yes it will drain the battery if any accessories are on. Try wiggling the key back and forth to get it out, and turn the steering wheel back and forth as well. If you get it out....take it back to where you got it cut and demand a refund. If you can't get it out, you'll probably need to call a locksmith.
I am not sure what the cause is but mine started doing this the other day. My temporary solution is to wiggle the shifter while in the park position. You'll hear it clicking in the steering column. Between each wiggle back and forth try turning the key to the lock position. Sometimes mine take 3 or so tries, and sometimes 10 to 15. My car has also started to get stuck in the park position. I believe it is in direct relation to the ignition seizing up.
Try turning the steering wheel back and forth like a giggle while turning the igintion by hand.Iunderstand the wheel wont turn but it will a little each way.If this doesn't work take the lower piece of the colume of to get access to igintion.Hope this helps.
i would recommend replacing the terminals. but before doing that tighten the ones that are on there as much as possible. if that doe not solve it then replace the terminals and make sure it is tight on the battery. if thats not it, then make sure the battery is the correct one for the car. and the deal with the key could possibly the tumbler, or it could be that the steering wheel is locked and needs to be shimmied back and forth to start it. if this does not help please repost.
Late model Toyota's have had a significant amount of key and lock problems. Find a locksmith that specializes in automotive. Your key may need to be "decoded" (new key cut to factory specs) or new door lock or both.
you have to turn the steering wheel a little back and forth hard until
it releases it probably locked in hard when you parked it there is
tension on it just move it back and forth some and it will release