my key won't turn in the ignition


Asked by Jun 26, 2015 at 09:54 PM about the 2000 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 320

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

9 Answers


Try to move steering wheel back n forth while turning key..

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I tried this and it still won't turn

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Not sure what else to try .bemers are not in my list of cars I've worked on.


This can be caused by low battery,or your anti theft system in your car,meaning the car does not recaonize the key,

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Your key might be worn, try moving it up and down while gently turning.


I had this problem earlier today. After two hours of trying everything I Googled I started checking fuses. There are 3 different fuses that can cause this. The one that was the problem is In the fuse box underneath the hood if standing on driver side looking at the fuse box, it is the top right fuse. Mine had a number 5 on it but I believe the diagram I found online had it numbered 57. While pulling each fuse to see if they were all still good, I pulled this one and it was fine then put it back in. Heard the click in the ignition and it turned right on. So the fuse was just completely plugged in.

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Not completely plugged in *

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Working on 2001 C320 Mercedes. When I put my key in the ignition nothing happens. Are used to hear a noise when I inserted the key. It won't turn or do anything. Any help out there would be appreciated

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I have E430 my car key won't recogniz the lock nor will it turn the ignition

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