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Old 05-04-2015, 01:30 AM
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Electronic locking differential?

Just out of curiosity: does an electronic locking differential exist for the W123?

When I bought the car the seller claimed it had a "limited slip differential", but I just assumed the guy didn't know what he was talking about.

I did some Googling on the W123 and found a VIN decoder website. You put in your VIN number and it'll show you all the options the car had when ordered:
Checking VIN for Mercedes-Benz | CARInfo

I ran mine, and everything seems to be correct. It has the leather blue seats, the tempomat cruise control and all that stuff. But it also shows:

SA Code: 467, Electronic Locking Differential?

Is this standard on the W123, is it just plain bogus, or is my W123 just a tiny little bit special?
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Old 05-04-2015, 01:32 AM
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Never mind. Wish I could delete this thread...

It seems Mercedes re-used some of the codes. On some Mercedes chassis 467 means Electronic Locking Differential, but on the W123 it means "Central Locking System and Instruments with English Lettering".

I was almost getting excited over nothing!
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Old 05-04-2015, 09:11 AM
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That's good info. Maybe the mods could reticle this thread something like -
Electronic Locking Differential? or Central Locking System?
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