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Trying to resurrect a 2003 CLK 430

The car is a salvage, because it was sunk in water.

I figure the ECM is dead/fried.

Today I drained the block, let out about a gallon of water before oil, then ran 4 gallons of kerosene through, put in new oil and filter.

I went to try and start it - had to charge up the battery, was dead... and the key wont turn in the ignition.

Does anyone have suggestions/hints/tips?

Is there a "trip" switch in the trunk somewhere for post-accidents, etc?

If the ECM is fried, would that cause the smartkey to not turn?

Any other ideas that I can try short of a new key or cylinder?

Thanks ahead!
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If you require a new ECU give me a shout with the part number I have lots of brand new ones at a fraction of the price.
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