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Old 05-01-2000, 11:48 AM
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'94 C220. Am I the only one annoyed by my bunch of keys sliding back and forth against the dash while driving? This causes a most aggravating noise when one negotiates a corner or bump. Any suggestions on how to alleviate this will be appreciated.

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Old 05-01-2000, 04:31 PM
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Less keys on the ring could possibly help.

A word of caution if there are a lot of keys on the ring: Several years ago, my wife had her 80 240D key on same brass ring with many other keys for her office area. As she drove into the yard one day, I smelled a hot electrical something, and as she stopped, I could hear the starter running. When she reached for the key to turn the car off, she found that the weight of her keys on the key ring had kept the key in the switch from returning from "START" position to "ON & RUNNING" position - switch was held in "START" by the weight of the keys - burned out the starter.

Since then she has kept her office keys on the large brass ring and her car keys on much smaller, lighter ring with a small MB medallion. Good luck, I know how those little things can be annoying, especially when you're driving a car with no rattles, squeaks, etc., like a proper MB should be.

Wilton Strickland
Goldsboro, NC
91 350 SDL. 81 300D
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Old 05-02-2000, 12:57 AM
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I have a 95 C280 and I am so glad to know I am not crazy I am bothered by this daily
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Old 05-03-2000, 08:33 AM
Owen TDC
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Hey CWM: You're not alone! I have one other key on the ring and it does what you're talking about. What about a key 'wallet'. One of those leather or fake leather key folding wallet like things with five swivel rings where you flip one key up and fold and close the other keys in. I'm going to give this a try. Otherwise, sticky back rubber on the dash where the other keys rest might work but look kinda tacky.

1995 C220
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Old 05-03-2000, 03:55 PM
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I've solved this by purchasing a leather $5-$10 fob from MBZ that holds ONLY the ignition key....all others have their own ring.

So, rather than having a big lump in your pocket (which might help you out in the Bar scene :cool you just have a single key. This has worked out quite well.

Best regards, Michael
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'88 300TE

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