Ignition not accepting key
2006 Mercedes Benz R Class R320 Sport CDI A

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Ian C
Driver
1 points

Problem added: May 18, 2021 (4 weeks ago)
Keep putting key in ignition until it accepts it to start

Car details
Car: Mercedes Benz R Class
Variant: R320 Sport CDI A
Model Year: 2006
Category: Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights
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whittingehame
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19,293 points

May 18, 2021 (4 weeks ago)
Tried another key ? Even though a dead key should still be able to start the car , try changing the fob battery /s . Stranger things happen with cures on todays cars and electronics .
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Ian C
Driver
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May 19, 2021 (4 weeks ago)
I had ordered new batteries have now tried them, tried spare fob, also with new batteries, still no joy, when I put the key in and out quite a few times I can start the engine, then I try again the car does not accept key, must be something wrong with car computer.

Kind Regards

Ian
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Ian C
Driver
1 points

May 19, 2021 (4 weeks ago)
Hi All

I have cleaned keys and ignition with cotton buds and alcohol all seams ok now,
will give it a few days and if all ok will post a note to say it has worked.

Kind Regards

Ian
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whittingehame
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19,293 points

May 19, 2021 (4 weeks ago)
Thank you for updating the forum and the tip , may help others . Hope all is well and problem solved .
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