unable to turn key clockwise when inserted into ignition

smudger6973

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This has suddenly happened - was working fine. Very strange since its still able to lock/unlock the car. My spare key is fine when inserted into the ignition. Any help appreciated- thanks!
(for the record, I have a CLK320 - 2001 plate)
 
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Sounds like another EIS (ign switch) Check the bottom fuse in the dash board fuse box!

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To me it sounds like the key has failed as the spare key is working fine
 

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if the spare key if fine and both work the locking ok it sounds like a loose exciter coil inside the key, if so this can be fixed by the experts. the cause is dropping the key one time too many!
 

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I may be able to fix this for you
 

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I may be able to fix this for you

Malcolm

You reminded me - in another post about keys and fixing the coil you mentioned finding the 1mm ferrite core difficult to get hold of. I was searching RS for beads ( a different project) and these 2 came up:

467-4009 (1.5 x 15mm)
467-3949 (.75 x 7.5mm)

Would either of these do as substitutes?

Dave
 

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Malcolm

You reminded me - in another post about keys and fixing the coil you mentioned finding the 1mm ferrite core difficult to get hold of. I was searching RS for beads ( a different project) and these 2 came up:

467-4009 (1.5 x 15mm)
467-3949 (.75 x 7.5mm)

Would either of these do as substitutes?

Dave

Thank you so much for that,,I do not deal with RS,,but I will be in Watford 1 day this week , so maybe I can get winding.

That will cut the cost right down if this comes off
 


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