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ignition will not turn

Hi I am Ryan, I have a 00 c230. Yesterday, I went to leave work and I went to start the car. I put the key in and it will not turn. I cant get it out of park or anything. Does anyone have any clues as to what to do. I did notice that the key will not remotely unlock the doors either.
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Welcome to the forum. Sounds like there is an issue with the alarm system. Maybe one of the fuses blew.

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Is it plugged in ? [k sorry bad joke]

Seriously - did you check your battery connections / charge of your battery?
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This might sound too simple, but have the car's battery tested; a failing battery could explain both symptoms.

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Yes the battery is holding at 12.5v. It does not make a sound when you insert the key into the ignition. I can power up a wire on the back of the ignition and can make all of the lights come on and chimes start going off. Do you think I could have a bad key?
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