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Key wont turn,valet or remote key

Remote key stopped working, now valet key wont turn, how can I start car?

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  • saunders958 Jun 20, 2009

    I tried giving car a boost,and lights are coming on.key would crank car after about 5 minutes .but wont turn at all.

  • saunders958 Jun 20, 2009

    how can both keys not work at same time

  • saunders958 Jun 20, 2009

    my ignition is on the dash,and my valet key is plastic.

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I am sorry to say that the key is unique to this car especially if it's a mercedes year 2000.These key normally have a chip which associates with this car and thus makes it almost impossible to start with a duplicate key.Even the dashboard lights will go on with duplicate key but the engine would never start.You will need to get in touch with mercedes dealers or garag.Now if you get another key from mercedes you will still need to have it programmed to start your car else it would not.I hope I have cleared your mind with this.

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Sounds to me like you have a problem in the ignition. Usually a small squirt of whilte silicone grease spray in the ignition on the steering wheel then work the key in and out will take care of it. Do not use wd40 though that will cause problems

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Hi there,

Take it to your nearest dealer. They will charge you approximately $120 to program your current key/fob, and an additional $150 if they have to replace your key/fob.

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Battery, or starter is bad. Now the battery could be dead due to a defective alternator. Clean the battery terminals, and charge the battery fully. Attempt to start the car. If if will not start, suspect a bad starter or starter solenoid. If it starts, check the voltage at the battery. Should be 13.5 to 15 volts. If less than 13 volts, suspect a defective alternator. Drive it to most auto parts stores and have the charging system load tested to be sure.
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