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Old 12-09-2012, 06:35 PM   #1
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Default Key will not turn on 2013 interstate ext.

I have tried everything I could think of. Also had help from some nice well informed folks on the Airstream forum. Still can't turn key to start ignition. Working on setting up towing for in the morning to dealer. So in the mean time just checking if anyone knows something that I might be missing.
3500 Sprinter with 3080 miles.

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Old 12-09-2012, 06:55 PM   #2
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Default Re: Key will not turn on 2013 interstate ext.

Not sure how Mercedes ties their steering wheel lock in, but have you tried pulling really hard on the steering wheel in both directions while trying to gently turn the key?
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:10 PM   #3
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Yep, many times. Not sure how hard I should be pulling on the wheel. I did just go out and. Try again.
I should add that the Sprinter is in my driveway, so that's the one good thing.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:44 PM   #4
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A lot of those RV's require foot firmly on the brake pedal before using the key....

Don't ask me how i know this
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:57 PM   #5
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^Ha, like a Prius.

Does the key turn at all? What about electricity coming from the starting battery? In other words do the headlight shine bright? You can just hit the high beams on for about 30 seconds to see.

Maybe these can help.
http://sprinter-source.com/forum/sho...3856#post93856
http://www.fixya.com/cars/t7779701-key_turn_2008
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:07 AM   #6
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Check ALL of the fuses...

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Old 12-10-2012, 05:24 AM   #7
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Default Re: Key will not turn on 2013 interstate ext.

see my response in your other thread. It's a dead chassis battery, in my opinion.

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I have tried everything I could think of. Also had help from some nice well informed folks on the Airstream forum. Still can't turn key to start ignition. Working on setting up towing for in the morning to dealer. So in the mean time just checking if anyone knows something that I might be missing.
3500 Sprinter with 3080 miles.

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Old 12-10-2012, 10:13 AM   #8
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Default Re: Key will not turn on 2013 interstate ext.

I did try jump starting. Made no difference. I did not try to trickle charge for a long time though. Voltage shows 12.76 on the coach gauge for the van battery. Could be a bad reading might put it back on charge for a few hours just in case before I have the wrecker heading this way.

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Old 12-12-2012, 01:53 AM   #9
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They can put the rear wheels on a tow dolly and raise the front wheels with the fork style lift and tow that way. Don't need to even get in. I've seen cars towed this way but assume that it'll work on a big rig like this.
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