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Old 10-11-2002, 12:31 AM
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Where to get Blank key or duplicate

I have a friend with a 190E '89 and looking would like to duplicate his ignition key. Is there any place he could go cheaper to get blank key or duplicate than going to the dealer?


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Old 10-11-2002, 02:00 AM
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I think it is the same kind of key blank as my 88' 300e. I went to a good locksmith shop. It takes a special machine and they will not be able to do it at home depot. It cost me $25 bucks. Not Cheap but cheaper than loosing the key and having to have a key made or ordered from the dealer; lots more cash.

I gaurantee I don't try to use my merc key for a screwdriver or bottle opener.....I use the house key....its cheaper to break a window.

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Old 10-11-2002, 08:30 PM
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I had to have a new key made for my '88 sl recently and I was surprised the dealer was cheaper. I went to one key shop and they couldn't do it. Another wanted 30 bucks. I went to the dealer and they only charged 25 (I know, only 25 buck for a friggin' key). You have to give them your VIN and proof of ownership. They don't even take your key to copy. They have a new one machined from their records. It takes about 3 days, but they key is smooth as silk.

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