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Finally the hidden button has been found! No wonder it took so long. Tried the drivers side and had no problems finding it. The button on the passenger side has caved in. Some peice of metal is protruding out from it. I think I can save the drivers seat but the passengers seat and elbow rest has to go.

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As far as locks & keys go my keys are very warn. I suspect that is the reason the ignition won't turn if I push the key in all the way. You kind of have to leave it out a bit. I know it's not the ignition because it happens on the door locks too.

Making copies of the worn key would be useless. I know the key code is on the ignition somewhere and from what I understand some places will use the code to make a new key. The only key I was given is a copy of the original key. If I am not mistaken the numbers on the copy won't help you. A fellow locksmith told me they used to change those ignitions every 100k miles.

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As far as locks & keys go my keys are very warn. I suspect that is the reason the ignition won't turn if I push the key in all the way. You kind of have to leave it out a bit. I know it's not the ignition because it happens on the door locks too.

Making copies of the worn key would be useless. I know the key code is on the ignition somewhere and from what I understand some places will use the code to make a new key. The only key I was given is a copy of the original key. If I am not mistaken the numbers on the copy won't help you. A fellow locksmith told me they used to change those ignitions every 100k miles.

Contact your local MB dealer or the classic center with your VIN and proof of ownership, and for under $20 you can get a new MB key that is cut just like the first key that ever came with your car.
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I've got some good updates. The title finally arrived, took long enough. The owner surprised me with what do you know the original key and another spare that does not get stuck.



I will begin restoring this car tomorrow and yes redghost I am still interested in your glovebox door and headliner. The first things I'm going to tackle is new tires, power steering filter replaced and fluid flushed, a valve adjustment, and oil filter change. These are all things I can easily tackle myself.

After testing the car, driving it some I've found a few new surprises. Only the slowest wiper setting works. Here's is a summarized list of everything that needs attention. Unfortunately no Euro customizations in my budget just yet. I'll also have a video up soon of driving the car. Here come the 100 questions.

Mechanical:

Power Steering Pump Needs to be flushed and Filter replaced

Leaking Engine Oil Pan Gasket, Oil Change, Filter Replacement

In Screen Fuel Tank Filter Replaced

New Brakes

New Suspension System

Valve Adjustment

Transmission Serviced

Body:

New Rubber Seals around the entire Car

New Tires

New Hood Pad

All rust spots need to be fixed

Right fog light is cracked

Windshield is cracked

New Wipers

Paint needs to be washed, compounded, and waxed

Interior:

New Passenger Seat & Elbow Rest

New Glovebox Door

New Headliner


Electrical:

Left parking light blown

Left Fog Light has loose wire

Has no brake lights

Only one setting works on wipers

Lights are blown on Shifter (if they even exist)

Windows rattle when putting up or down

New battery

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How long will the transmission go before it needs to be completely replaced? At 269 I'm getting pretty close to 300k. Once the transmission goes is it worth fixing? I assume very expensive. My transmission seems fine at the moment. It is a little late on shifting but I believe a valve adjustment will do the trick.

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Actually, those transmissions are pretty durable.
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Going to be awhile until the next update, I am completely tearing apart this car! You'll know sooner or later.

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Going to be awhile until the next update, I am completely tearing apart this car! You'll know sooner or later.

That sounds like an update in itself. How is the year down going?

Interested in converting your interior to red?

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I am ripping apart a 240d manual transmission car right now, and would like to get all this stuff gone ASAP. I would not ask more than $300 for anything. I just need it all gone ASAP.
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It's been one fine year so far. Those seats would look awesome if my W115 was painted black and had the red door trim to match. I'll have to respectively decline. Hope someone can find good use for em.

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It's been one fine year so far. Those seats would look awesome if my W115 was painted black and had the red door trim to match. I'll have to respectively decline. Hope someone can find good use for em.

I've got ALL the red. I even just got the board with the red carpet for the parcel shelf in the last few minutes. Even got the red carpet for the console.

The last few red things left to pull are:
- b-pillar moldings
- driver kick panel
- carpet glued to rockers (which is very hard to get successfully)

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