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1998 C250 W202 Ignition problem :(

Discussion in 'Electrics, Vacuum, Ignition and ECU' started by josephcarey1, Dec 5, 2012.

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    josephcarey1 Senior Member

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    Hi all,

    Over the last few weeks I've been having some real problems with my 1998 Mercedes C250. it's Automatic.

    every morning when I put the key in the ignition (it's one of the electric type keys with an infrared sensor on the bottom and not the old type metal key)

    Well when I put the key into the ignition I hear a really sort of lazy sound, like electrical whining and the key will not turn. I think something is getting stuck and jammed into position maybe so I've been having to bang under the steering wheel a few times whilst inserting the key to get the ignition to turn.

    When I arrive at work the ignition is back to making its normal release and unrelase sound when the key is inserted or removed.

    by 5pm and it's time to go home I have all the ignition problems again.

    I've sprayed WD40 into the ignition and that hasn't helped.

    Does anyone know of this problem and a way to fix it at all? how do I gain access to the ignition?


    Many thanks
     
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    You need some help here from mark who does the ignition switch repairs,, he has posted many times on this and the way it is all OK if the switch is heated
     
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    Sounds like you have a problem with your steering lock sticking, it's seperate from the ign switch.
     
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    what can I do about it?
     
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    Do a search for "keys Mark" and his details should come up
     
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    You need to check if the steering lock is fully releasing, if it doesn't it will not let you turn the key thats if it is the problem.
     
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