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I have a R reg mercedes E320, the other day i got in to find that the ignition key will not turn, it doesnt seem to power up the ignition barrel?? ive stripped the barrel and if you insert the key and take off the key lock manually then turn the key, the ignition will come on, power up the fuel pump but wont crank??, if you do the above and crank the starter motor from the back it will turn over but wont fire up. im stumped

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  • peter1977 Sep 19, 2008

    thanks a lot for that but how do i get it to learn the code, i now have a barrel and key. thanks alot pete

  • peter1977 Sep 21, 2008

    thanks alot for that but i am a mechanic, have put the new ignition barrel in and have a key but it appears that the laser system is not powering up as when you put the key in it doesnt make the activation noise or release the key lock, subsequently the key will not turn at all.... still stumped pete

  • struss012 Oct 30, 2008

    I have a 2004 E320. Recently, I started having trouble starting it. I put in

    the key or fob (whatever it's called) sometimes it won't release the steering wheel. If I mess with it (push in on it) it usually will end up turing, but sometimes it takes a while.



    I am not sure if it is the Key/Fob or something else.



    I appreciate any advise.



    Thank you!

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Most likely there you have a security system VAT (Vehicle Anti-Theft) module. If you try to bypass this the car will not start. Have a mechanic or yourself get to the main wiring harness to the ignition in the steering column under the dash, unplug it and use another ignition with a key in it to learn the security system code first before trying to start it.

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  • kpcharmd1 Sep 19, 2008

    Once everything is hooked up, you turn the key to the "on" position for a few seconds and if your car has a security light it should turn on and then off like it normally would have, thus the computer learning the code automatically. Turn the ignition key off and then try starting the car. Just double-check with a trusted mechanic you have to verify if that is the case wrong with your car first.

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