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1995 S420 won't crank HELP?!?

My 1995 S420 --- only 60k miles---won't turn over. Lots of lights on the dash. A jump doesn't help. No warning (i.e. NOT hard to start, NO solenoid clicks, NO starter whiring, did not leave lights on ever). Just did not start after stopping at the sis-in-laws.

Tried in park and nuetral (car WAS in nuetral..it started to roll)

got out, locked with 'flat' key and unlocked with flat key still no start.

disconnected battery to 'reset?' things. no luck

I am thinking 3 things:

neutral safety switch

security lockout

bad starter

I bought from an estate and never got a 'wireless' key. I am thinking of spending the $200 to get a wireless key (would be cool) to see of this might be a security lockout issue.

Can you help with better ideas?
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MB calls your car a W140. Look for that sub-forum under the sedans heading and search/post your question there. Good luck and welcome to BW.

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