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My mercedes benz c280 wont let me turn the key over. its like the ignition and the steering wheel are both locked. what should i do?

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You know that you have to put the car into park before you can pull the key,well.....its controlled by a switch on the gear linkage.

Posted on Aug 21, 2010

  • kj092009 Aug 21, 2010

    the car is parked. i havent been able to drive it for a few weeks now due to this problem.

  • geoff hunter Aug 22, 2010

    TRY MOVING THE SHIFT LEVER BACK AND FORWARDS TO SEE IF IT WILL FREE OFF ,THEN TRY TURNING KEY IN "N" AS WELL AS PARK.

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