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85 300E ignition problem

Help, my neighbor just bought a 1985 300E, he has power to everything but the car will not start. His alarm keeps going off. I am pretty sure the alarm needs to be reset, but we have no user manual and have tried locking and unlocking the driver side door, still nothing. Any Suggestions?
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RE: 85 300E ignition problem

Three things to check 1) if nothing happens when you turn the key, check the solenoid on the starter make sure it's working properly, 2) If the power to the starter is weak or intermitnet, check the neutral safety switch and 3) make sure the ignition switch is working, i.e. power is leaving the ignition switch.
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