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Old 04-20-2002, 03:20 PM
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Lost Keys

Keys are lost. 78 280 CE vin. 123 05 312 006693. Who can cut me original factory key code set???
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Old 04-20-2002, 04:10 PM
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Your dealer *should* (not sure about a 24 year old) be able to do so. I needed another key for my MB, gave them the VIN and they got me one.
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Old 04-20-2002, 09:18 PM
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The dealer can get you brand new keys using your VIN #.

I got some made a few months ago because my old keys were very worn.

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Old 04-21-2002, 12:50 AM
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Can't speak for how it is everywhere, but some dealers will request proof of ownership(title) and a picture id(your drivers license).
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Old 04-21-2002, 10:10 AM
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I went to my local MB dealer to get a second key. He said that it would be two weeks and $35.00. Another guy at the shop told me of a locksmith and he cut me a key for $2.50. Lost keys will require you to go to the dealer for the 1st key. Then find a locksmith who carries MB blanks and get a few cut! Or, the lock smith may be able to open the cylinder and cut you some keys by matching the tumblers.
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Old 04-22-2002, 02:00 PM
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the local mb dealer just called. my key is in. made from vehicle id #. placed order friday. cost $20.
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