Question about 1999 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

1 Answer

Elecrtonic ign. sw. switches on intermittantly. can it be repaired or must it be replaced? If you wipe the key front with a damp cloth it starts the motor immediatly

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 203 Answers

Try replacing the batteries in the key. Does the remote central locking work o.k. The switches themselves do fail and you must replace them. The only other item that can be faulty is the immobilizer ring wich reads the key signal and sends it to the switch. I would clean the key lens and replace the batteries. If problem still exists replace the immobilizer ring. These type of problems can be expensive to diagnose.

Posted on Aug 02, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Gs 300 ignition switch


Best guess is the Solinoid (on top of the Starter) is the cause.
There will be a Main cable from the battery bolted onto the Solinoid. Near this (a separate terminal) will be a much thinner wire. This supplies the current from the ign. Sw. to the Solinoid.
Disconnect it. Re-Connect the battery.
If this doesn't fix the problem, Repair the Starter Motor.
If this fixes the problem, turn the Ign. Sw. on and touch the wire back to the terminal.
If the problem is back, the problem is the Ign. Sw.

Apr 07, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

When i turn key off it continues to try and start and eventually runs battery down


Jeffs solution (above) is for a different problem. If the Starter Motor continues to turn with the Ign. Sw. off, yours won't be a Starter Motor problem. However, the most likely cause is either the wire to the Starter Solinoid or the Solinoid itself.

I can't see the alternator being the cause either, as suggested above.
.
Try this
Disconnect the thin wire from the Solinoid (this is the one that activates the Starter when you turn the key).
With the battery charged, the Starter shouldn't work. Put the wire back and try again. If the same problem is there, quickly remove the wire.
One of 2 things will happen:-
1: The Starter will stop. The cause is in the wire to the Ign. Sw. or the Ign. Sw.
2: The Starter will continue turning. Repair or replace the Solinoid.

Mar 17, 2014 | 1997 Isuzu Rodeo

1 Answer

Ignition switch


Hi,
sounds like the ignition switch isn't 'resetting' correctly. You'll likely need the dealer to fix the issue. Or you can try replacing the ignition cylinder, but usually requires special tools as it's 'secured' to prevent auto theft.
GL,
TD

Oct 30, 2013 | 2006 Mazda 3

1 Answer

Car won't start it says "clean key and wait 3 minutes".


Hi, Wipe the key with a damp cloth and see if it starts. Good luck.

Jun 27, 2011 | Oldsmobile Aurora Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Will not crank battery good current to trans selector good fuses good starts with jump wire to solenoid still no current to solenoid when key is in start pos. replaced ign sw no change


you never mentioned if you have power from the switch, check for power in and out of switch with volt ohm meter, then trace wiring to starter

Feb 12, 2011 | 1995 Pontiac Grand Prix

1 Answer

How do i take an ignition switch off step by step???


Remove plastic covers surrounding ignition sw.
Place ign key into cylinder.
On the bottom of the cylinder, there will be a small "button" that you must push in when the ignition sw is placed in the accessory position.
Pull switch out with key still in.

Nov 09, 2010 | 1997 Volkswagen Jetta

1 Answer

How to change ignition switch on a 92 4w drive k1500 series truck, manual transmission


When you say ign sw,do you mean the key and tumbler or the ign sw under the dash?
the key and tumbler needs the steering wheel removed then you will clearly see a small screw remove it and the switch slides out.
Now if under,remove the knee bolster and you will see the switch on the side of the steering column tahe the two wire harness out remove the two screws and reverse for install.

Aug 27, 2009 | Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

When i turn key on to start nothin' happens and if i cross feed at the starter it will start


Check gear selector neutral switch is ok,
Check/replace any slave 'start' relay (if fitted) and its associated fuse,
Check 'start' switched +12V output from Ignition switch is OK,
Check for any loose/poor connections in the electrical circuit between Ign Sw 'Start' output and the starter motor engage/operate solenoid.

Aug 09, 2009 | 1996 Chevrolet Lumina Mini

2 Answers

1987 volvo 740 turbo,cranks has fuel and spark but runs backwards when key is in run position ign computer?


Whats going on? Have you replaced your fuel pump relay?Also replace you main fuse,this is an 25amp,on the D/S fool well.

Sep 08, 2008 | 1990 Volvo 740

Not finding what you are looking for?
1999 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Logo

122 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Mercedes-Benz Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22095 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

74945 Answers

Michael Contreras
Michael Contreras

Level 2 Expert

166 Answers

Are you a Mercedes-Benz Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...