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Date registered: May 2010
Vehicle: ML 55 Year 2001
Location: Melbourne Australia
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Need help w210 EIS key wont turn!!
Hi Guys ,
Great Forum, had lots of interesting reading.
Heres our problem.
Our 97 e230 w210 key wont turn in the ignition.
Also the central door locking wont work off the key.
It all works the doors locking off the button inside.
Steering is locked , car stuck in driveway and we can not move it.
Checks performed as follows:
Batteries replaced in remote. Ir light tested through camera to see it is flashing when pressed. All fuses corresponding to possible eis unit checked and are ok. Others also checked and ok. Battery under rear seat checked and ok.Tried leaving the key in ignition for few hours and no luck. Tried keying in a code sequence as read in thread elsewhere and no luck. Tried disconnecting car battery for few hours and no luck.
So my question is if i take out the EIS module is there a way to get it tested.
Does somebody have a possible wiring schematics for this. I can have a specialist tech friend check it out for me if i take the module to him. Is this worth a try.
Also i can purchase a complete second hand key/ module /lock of another benz and install it. Im guessing it would need to be coded by the dealer.
A question please, if on the second hand unit purchased would the key turn in the module even if it is not connected to the car?
If so , would that then mean some locking mechanism would be faulty in mine.
Any info would be urgently appreciated as we would like to resolve this apparent common issue.
It happened to my wife 3 days prior , but after a few attempts of trying to turn it she then managed to turn on the ignition.
So this was the first sign and now it is stuck altogether.