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Red face Smart Key Stuck in Off Postion

I have a 2004 500s that has been in storage for 2 years. I got started a few weeks ago and went through all the reprogramming necessary when a new battery is installed. Today I tried to start it and key would not turn. The key fob also would not turn off the alarm. This is after the new battery went dead yesterday and was charged all night at eight amps. The battery voltage is 12.7. Do I need a new battery for the key to get it to turn?
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Welcome to Benzworld, the key needs new batteries inside for starters, do you have a second key?

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