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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-11-2014, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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Can't turn key in ignition to turn on car

Hello all,

I am having an extremely annoying issue right now with my 2004 E320. I cannot simply turn the car on as the key will not turn, although removing the battery and letting it sit for 5 minutes allows me to turn the key and of course turn the car on.

I have called up a local mechanic and he says that its an EIS issue and it will cost $3000 to replace, i can't spend that type amount of money on a car that is literally valued at that price.

Any suggestions from what i can do?

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I'd pull it apart myself and defeat/remove the interlock from the ignition switch.

You might have better luck posting this to a forum for more modern Mercedes - we deal mainly with classics here...

Good luck
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