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Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by W210 E230, May 2, 2018.

  1. W210 E230

    W210 E230 New Member

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    Hey guys hope your all well

    Ive got a C180 w202 1997 and im having a real big issue nd a very expensive one by the looks of it.

    Couple days ago out of nowhere my car decided it wont start anymore I have had the same problem around 2 years ago in my E230 W210 1996 and i had to scrap the car becuase i have tried everything.

    The problem is the immobiliser or the alarm or EIS ( electronic ignition switch) something along those lines ive got the flip out key fob unlocks and locks the car as it always did i put the key inside the ignition lights on the dashboard all light up as always and i try start it nd its just not having it turns over engine cranks but doesn't start and I've also got the red and green led lights flashing on the rearview mirror as soon as i put the key in the ignition and turn it to position 2 green then red green then red green and red and it will carry on for about 20-30 seconds or so i have changed the key fob batteries for brand new ones i tired synchronizing the key i disconnected the battery called all of the car key programmers and car locksmiths around me to ask if they have any idea about this but it looks like theres no cure for this and i really dont want to sell the car for dirt cheap and scrap it i love this little car ive had it for 1 year and not even once has it let me down till now please if someone could help or have any idea about this i would be very gratefull.
     
  2. John Laidlaw

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    His name cropped up on another thread yesterday, try a forum member on here johnnySBC - website https://www.ecu-repair.co.uk/
    ECU/SBC and Key issues like you describe are his thing, and he’s in London to boot!
     
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    Something odd here. If it has the flip out key and red/green mirror lights the ignition switch will not be the electronic one (EIS).
    Good luck to the op. I was going to suggest a re-sync of the key but it appears this has already been tried.
     
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    Thanks I'll definitely check him out and yea tried to re-sync it couple times but no joy.
     
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    Gave him a call he's not able to help me with my problem he has never came across anything like this.
     
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    Im i synchronizing the key the right way?

    Point key to rear view mirror double press fast and put key inside ignition to position 2 within 30 seconds ????
     
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    Looks right, but your immobiliser is still on? Try unlocking the boot with the key,lock it again then unlock the drivers door with the key to reset your immobiliser then see if it works
     
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    Thanks will definitely give that a go and let you know if that helped
     
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    Yea immobiliser is still on
     
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    Sorry I’m stuck then - not sure what to suggest!
     
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