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MB's theft proof?

Question for the board:

Any way to steal an older MB (specifically a 1990 190E) w/o the key, and without damaging the ignition lock?

Just doing some research for a case I have here in Boston, and not for any illeggal purposes. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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RE: MB's theft proof?

one thing I always keep in mind.

If a human can build something, a human can break into it.

Its always possible
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RE: MB's theft proof?

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Question for the board:

Any way to steal an older MB (specifically a 1990 190E) w/o the key, and without damaging the ignition lock?

Just doing some research for a case I have here in Boston, and not for any illeggal purposes. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
A few months ago Mercedes-Benz Enthusiast Magazine reported how the 2005 S Class used by the President of Daimler Chrysler. Supposed to have additional and nor generally available security devices was stolen in under 20 minutes.

It's always possible.
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The AAA guy couldn't break into my car to get it unlocked..useless

If it jams, force it. If it breaks, it needed replacing anyway.
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The AAA guy couldn't break into my car to get it unlocked..useless
haha. the AAA guys can't do anything.[:D]

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RE: MB's theft proof?

Answer to Atty:

Yes, there are several.

If you want more details, you would have to PM me.

On a W201, I can say, look at that bird. When the owner says, where, and turn around, it's open.

Some new cars are so difficult to get into, that it's frightening. You can use them as cages.

Do the death-trap test. Lock yourself in with the remote control. Try getting out. If you can't, you own a death-trap. The very least you should do then, is to get a good glass breaker to keep in the car.

Imagine a new VW or BMW, kids locked in the car because of electrical fault, poisonous smoke, no window to roll down, nothing. It's insane to have such a car.

In a Benz, I think you are quite safe. At least with the normal models. I obviously haven't tried to open an SLR, or armoured ones.


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