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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-20-2006, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy C240 key wont turn

I have a 2001 C240.

After a slew of sensor problems, transmission replacement, continuous oil level too high indicator,new battery it's now dead. Completely. When I put the key in, it won't even turn in ignition as it normally would if it was just dead battery.
Anyone have any idea what would cause this as the dealership's only recommendation is to tow it in.
Since my car is in the garage, I can't even get it in neutral to get it out so I can't access the battery to try to jump it.
In lieu of letting them rip me off right away as they always seem to do, wondering if anyone has ever experienced this

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you can try to open the bonnet and remove the a/c filter on the rigth side lower windshield (its just clip on) where the battery is located, or you can also open the center console coin holder. (pry it off with a suitable screwdriver) and insert a longer screwdriver in the hole where you pry the coin holder until you reach the side of the gear selctor lever, an emergency lever is located in that area and when you push this at the same time move the selector lever to neutral so that you can move you vehicle out.
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Oiled the steering lock? Jiggled the steering wheel when turning the key?

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