Apparently so. After a few techies at my MB USA dealership guessed at why the engine cranks but never fully starts an engineer from the blue guessed that my key was the cause. Even though the key was synchronized with the car's computer, it still wasn't acceptable to the "computer module" that is part of the steering column. I am guessing there are handshake routines that the key remote and the receiver portion in the car go through that checks for invalid/valid responses and my key was responding incorrectly. Although the key was able to remotely unlock and disarm the ant-theft system it somehow lost the ability to start the car. To test this theory I used my other key (with remote) and the car indeed started. The car was even startable with the valet key (which has no remote....interesting). Other MB techies were guessing that the fuel pump may be the reason, another thought the battery wasn't charged enough and yet another engineer thought my cranckshaft sensor was probably damaged and thus preventing the car from starting. Since the car is no longer under warranty, I have saved thousands of dollars by following the advice of the techie who guessed it was the key remote that is the cause of the problem. At any rate this went on for three days before he came along and solved the mystery. One thing that hasn't been tested is what if the batteries were removed from the offending key. Would the car start? Wouldn't a key with a remote w/o batteries be just a plain key like the spare valet key that WAS able to start the car? We haven't tried that yet. I was too excited to drive the truck out of the dealership and back to home with a working fuel pump, battery and all the other doohickies that were presumably the cause of this problem. All the best!! Chance.
With your key.
A new key for a ML 270 cost $370AUS
If you have immobilizer in your car, sure it will prevent your from starting.
Most likely your ignition switch is bad
The ignition on a Chevrolet Cobalt will not turn with the key if it is does not correct align inside. This will block the cylinder from turning and prevent starting.
Your owners manual should show you the process. There is a little tab near where the key pops out that must be depressed to slide the unit out of its cover.
According to Chapter 8, page 507 of "A+ Guide To Managing and Maintaining Your PC, 7th Edition", the SHIFT KEY is pressed to prevent autoplay.
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I think its somewhere around $100 bucks? But not sure, I know it does have to be coded,programmed to the car once you get it so you can lock/unlock the car with the key.
Book says Key on to 2 nd position then remove Hold lock button down and press unlock 5 times ( within 60 seconds)
My ML320 (2002) uses an standard H7 bulb.
The Mercedes Benz ML320 has been produced since 1998. The Mercedes Benz ML320 is still in the lineup in 2010 for Mercedes.
After running my regular key through the wash, I have been using the "valet" key. Other than the fact that I must manually unlock the doors, it seems to work well. I drive an ML320. Besides, the valet key fits better on my key ring.
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Get the CODE KEY. Users have to enter a key to unlock the software :D
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Main fuse will prevent it from even turning over. Fuel pump fuse will prevent it from starting from lack of fuel.
Yes,,,The chip is actually a resistor that needs to be "read" by the engine computer, it is part of the anti theft system.