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I put my key in the ignition, and nothing happens at all. The key does not turn even a fraction. I have a 2001 C320 Mercedes

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  • kassoptions Dec 22, 2008

    Hi John, I did get live help and was advised to heat gently the ignition and pull on the steering wheel to the right at the same time. It did give a little. But it is -18 degrees right now, so I am wondering if this is also the problem. My key is worn, so you may be right about that too.

  • kassoptions Dec 22, 2008

    Thanks so much John, it seems from all the posts that this is real problem with this type of key. Actually, all of the parts on the mercedes have been a pain. Love the car, but hate the expense.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    When I put key in ignition it does not turn over



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There's a good chance the key is worn or the ignition lock. If you don't have another key you can order one through a Merc dealer via the chassis number.

Cheers John

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  • John Muir Dec 22, 2008

    I've had the same problem recently. It is more than likely the key. If its the lock you need to get it turned to the first position before you can replace it. I couldn't get mine turned though and had to drill it out. A days work. Its well hard. Hopefully a key will solve your problem though.

    Good luck



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