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Date registered: Jul 2014
Vehicle: Vito V6
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Electronic key wont release from ignition!
it's a vito 2009 120cdi (w639) switched engine off but key wouldn't turn fully to release position
so had to pull it out hard and after completely removing barrel and inspection the key release latch mechanism at bottom was not operating, so i disconnected it and all worked fine but had engine management light on! half an hour later everything worked fine!? not sure if it just reset? or the grease i sprayed to loosen key messed up electronics temporary? or actuator for latch seized up or not receiving signal?
i've attached a few pics of the release mechanism incase anybody else has this problem: