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Old 04-14-2010, 08:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tool/key to pull out radio unit from central dashboard console.

Has anyone before bought the key or tool, whatever word term is appropriate for it, from dealership?
I'm intending to replace the orig. Benz unit with some up to date unit, aftermarket.
Improvised key I used to pop out the unit did not work.
I'm guessing I need exact key from dealership.

Any advise is welcome and thankful.
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Old 04-14-2010, 08:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i have both (made myself, as well as manuf'd). they're so inexpensive it
really doesn't make sense to shop from Ebay instead of dealer. either way, it'll
end up being $5-10
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Old 04-14-2010, 08:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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$10 might not sound expensive when comparing to the price of new car, but is humongous amount of money for 2 miniature blades.
Harbor Freight have whole sets of keys for less than stealer wants for 2 pieces.
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Could you post a picture of that manufactured key? I want to see the shape of that key.
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Wal-Mart sells them under the Scosche "Ford and Import" brand very cheaply, like $5.

I kid you not, I was shocked to read "Mercedes 1994-02 E class" on the back.

Best of all, no waiting, no shipping. Go get em today if you want.
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A standard hacksaw blade is exactly the right size simply break it in half and shape it roughly as per the keys in the pic, I have done this many times before and it is so easy. You do not need the holes in the pictured keys just the taper and your in.
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A standard hacksaw blade is exactly the right size simply break it in half and shape it roughly as per the keys in the pic, I have done this many times before and it is so easy. You do not need the holes in the pictured keys just the taper and your in.
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