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Key stuck in ignition flat battery
Hi there, it all began with a flat battery but I don't know if its the cause of my problem. Here it is. My key on my 93 S420 is stuck in the ignition and I can't start the car. The key will turn, but only to the run position. The key can not be removed. I can move the gear selector to Park, Drive and Neutral no problem.
History... I had a flat battery, very flat. I tried to jump the battery ( mistake) but had no success. A friend then pulled my car forward with his car because I had to get to a second car for work. When I got back in the car to remove the key, it would not come out, even with a fully charged battery.
Tried... I have checked all fuses I can find. Boot, under bonnet and module box. No blown fuses. I have checked batteries in both the remote controls I have. Perfect. Please note that when I use the second remote key it will not operate the central locking. I think this is because the other key is in the ignition.
Answer... Have I just got a bad key barrel and the timing was coincided with the flat battery? Have I fired some security mechanism? Have I set off some safety mechanism in the transmission?
Thank you for your thoughts. George.