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My MB C280 '08 model won't start. The engine doesn't start upon turning the key (even tried the spare key). The gauge lights don't even come on upon insertion of keys. What could be the problem?

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SOURCE: 2001 pontiac sunfire wont start

I have had the exact same problem. There is an ignition lock that probably went off. There is a fuse box under the hood. The fuse that says ignition on it pull it out and put it back in. This should reset the ignition lock. Its a safety feature because the car thinks that someone was trying to tamper with it.

Posted on Dec 12, 2008

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SOURCE: My Spare Key Won't Start My Car

ok well here's the thing. This key has not been used before. The keys are cut to the specs of the ignition so they may be undercut so to speak. I know on my car i can turn it upside down it will work. But on the other hand it could just possibly be a back up for when you lock your keys in your car (not likely but it's still possible). You can keep putting your key in and out a bunch of times and **** the steering wheel back and forth as you turn the key to get it used to the ignition switch. See if that works and if not i will see what i can come up with in the meantime for this exact car.

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SOURCE: my check engine light does not flash when i turn key before start

bulb is probably blown... you have to remove the instrument cluster to change the bulb

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SOURCE: HONDA ACCORD 1996 KEY IMMOBILISER PROBLEM

you will have to go back to the dealer to have the keys and immobilizer reprogrammed

Posted on Aug 02, 2009

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SOURCE: engine immobilizer / theft deterrent

Hi! As a first course of action I strongly suggest that you open the hood and remove the positive battery connector then let it sit for atleast 5mins. to reset the car's system. After 5mins. reconnect the battery connector, turn the engine on and see how it goes. Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa!

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