Ignition issues!

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clawrence

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My problem: intermittent problem on an 06 ML320. Sometimes turn ignition key to second position, the dashboard display "flashes" and goes out, key to position three and dead as a dodo!

Fiddle about and so far have got the car started.

Help!, anyone come across this problem and resolved it? Just replaced the battery but no cure?
 
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yes, got a brand new key, came with the car!
 

EdGasket

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Try giving the dashboard a thump near the key, sounds like a bad connection or dry solder joint somewhere. Could be a relay? Does the car ever cut out once started?
 
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no cut out so far, will try the "physical" approach, thanks
 

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As above a spare key would be useful. Ignition switch is a very common failure.
Around 15 quid from memory
 

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