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Old 03-22-2004, 09:06 AM
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Ordering Keys

I recently ordered some extra keys from the local M-B dealer for my '85 300D. These were ordered off of the VIN (the title and the VIN on the car both match). The keys I received do NOT fit any of the locks; not the doors, ignition, or trunk. They are too wide and just won't even enter the locks.

The two keys I currently have appear as though they're factory-issued M-B keys; they have the star logo, the Huf script, and are all-steel (as opposed to the brass knockoffs).

The technicians at the shop where I have my cars serviced (themselves former employees of the dealership where the keys were ordered) do not believe that the car was re-keyed.

Does anybody have any idea what the deal is here? Mistake on the dealer's service department? Modified car? Where can I get keys that'll fit?
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Old 03-22-2004, 11:33 AM
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If no locks have been changed, the dealer screwed up in ordering the replacements--probably entered the wrong VIN.

Take them back to the dealer--he'll replace them.
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Old 03-22-2004, 11:40 AM
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Yes, there must have been a goof with the VIN they ordered the keys for- I was amazed when I ordered from my dealer a new key for my 73 108 from its VIN, and the thing actually worked!
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Old 03-22-2004, 11:42 AM
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If no locks have been changed, the dealer screwed up in ordering the replacements--probably entered the wrong VIN.

Take them back to the dealer--he'll replace them.
I took them back on Friday and the twit at the parts counter (I am not alone in that opinion it turns out) got about half nasty, but said he'd reorder. We'll see. The VIN on the paperwork that accompanied the keys appeared similar, but not identical.
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