W203 key or ignition problem

EricManchester

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My 2005 W203 recently developed a start-up issue, but I am not sure what's the exact problem.

Normally, when I insert the key and turn to position 2, the dash panel should instantly light up.

However, sometimes the dash panel doesn't light up at all; or it delays for a few seconds before lighting up; or it does light up first but then dim for a couple seconds, before the lights come back again.

In any of these occasions, if I go ahead to start the car, the engine will start straight away but cut off within 1 minutes.

However, in the same situation; if I remove the key and insert again without seeing above symptoms at position 2, the car is fine.

Anyone could suggest what the likely problem is? Cheers.
 

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You really need a Star diagnosis, do you have a good MB independent nearby?
 
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EricManchester

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You really need a Star diagnosis, do you have a good MB independent nearby?
Thanks for your reply.

Yes I did a Star diagnosis in my local garage but been told that there was no code for it.
 

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