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2000 S500 Cant turn the key!! Help stuck

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I have a 2000 S500 and yesterday morning I started with no any problems as usual, drove 20 miles, parked , left , when tried to start again it wont even let me turn the key in any position! Found 2nd key and it has the same problem. Tried pushing the steering wheel a little left and right nothing, transmission in parked position. Tried to disconnect and reconnect battery still the same. Seems like the lock itself is locked somehow. I'm also able to lock unlock the doors using the key. Please advice!
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Probably something wrong with the electronic ignition system, commonly referred to as the EIS. Have the car scanned with a MB STAR or equivalent. Or look for the W220 forum (sedans section) and see if anything commonly causes that on the early S500.

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If I remember, someone had a worse problem with another model, probably 1997 E class. There's some blade that locks his key in place. He had to drill a hole on the steering column to get the key out. And then the bad lock module had to be replaced for about $500. Your case may be the bad lock module. It may cost more for S-class to get replaced.
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