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Key wont turn in ignition and remote wont unlock doors

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Guys I have had the same problem with my C200 elegance. I have been researching this problem for 4 weeks now the conclusion I'm coming to is to burn my car, but, you guys might not be in the same position. The answer so far after looking at every angle is to go to a main dealer and let them sort it, it will be pricey. I have tried to locate the same model ignition for my car, the idea was to replace the barrel and key with another 1 but it turns out I would have a better chance of digging for oil in my garden. The out come was to purchase a barrel and key from s well known site take a chance for 250 as to whether it works as there was no refunds and then the cost of the labour to have it fitted. You may save a couple of hundred quid but will you ever drive your car again with confidence. Watch thus space I will let you guys know my decision .

Posted on Jun 28, 2011

  • maloney124 Jul 01, 2011

    Hey Guys I found a solution to my C200 ignition problem and have had it fixed, I had my ECU unit checked and barrel I was told this wasn't the problem it was the keys. They were checked properly using the correct machine and were re-coded. The reset method of holding the lock button and pressing the open button 3 times, 5 times, 10 times did not work and I would advise you not to try it, all it does is mess the keys up more. Before i place the name and number of the gentleman that fixed my car, I would offer this advice to and that's make sure you renew your batteries regular as this also didn't help with the problem.
    The gentleman I used and I must say was fantastic he delivered a great service and was way way cheaper then obviously going to a main dealer, I would recommend him hands down to everyone I know he delivered a great service at a great price and came the same day I phoned him. The company is called

    BOW LOCKS his name is Rickey Costas his mobile is 07966 297 387
    business number 0203 291 2163
    Guys I hope this is of help please when contacting Rickey Costas that John from Orsett passed on his number he will know who I am. many thanks maloney124.

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I have the same problem ,where dit you buaght the car ,i think the keys were swopt,. bill

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