W124 - Replacement Keys - Mercedes-Benz Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 02-16-2015, 12:09 PM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Junior Member
 
Date registered: Oct 2014
Vehicle: 1994 MB E220 Estate
Location: Ireland
Posts: 21
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
W124 - Replacement Keys

Hey guys. So my E220 Estate project is coming along nicely. When I bought the car I got 3 keys as usual. One of the ignition keys is not working all that well and I'd like to get a new one cut. Does anyone around here know where I could find the keys in the picture? I only found them on some website in Thailand and they don't accept PayPal. Thanks
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	cl23-silver-mercedes-benz-mb-W107-W124-W126-W129-W140-E-S-SE-SL-SLC-SEL-SEC-230-300-key-blank-70.jpg
Views:	1478
Size:	104.4 KB
ID:	1327610  
Goliathus is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 02-16-2015, 12:13 PM
BenzWorld Elite
 
sbaert's Avatar
 
Date registered: Jun 2007
Vehicle: '95 E300 DIESEL, '91 600SEL, '92 600SEL
Location: San Diego/USA & Belgium/Europe
Posts: 16,529
Mentioned: 27 Post(s)
Quoted: 1848 Post(s)
Only use genuine vin coded replacements from the dealer. They are inexpensive.

These are the only ones with hardened steel.

All the aftermarket ones use mild steel which jam up the tumbler and cause you a LOT of grief (cannot turn key) resulting in needing to drill out the igntion, tumbler, etc, etc, etc.
M. Schneider likes this.
sbaert is offline  
post #3 of 31 (permalink) Old 02-16-2015, 05:26 PM
Lifetime Premium Member
 
Date registered: Jun 2009
Vehicle: 99 BMW R1100RT, 05 MB C230, 07 Silverado CC Z71, 10 Chevy Tahoe LT
Location: DFW
Posts: 5,787
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 1075 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
Yeah, I wouldn't bother with those, either. They look cool, and all, but aren't really worth the eventual hassle.

Just got my key from the dealer for 17 bucks a couple of weeks ago. Now I just need to ge around ordering a new ignition tumbler to match so I can get rid of the current two key hassle.

1999 BMW R1100RT
2005 MB C230K Sport
2010 Chevy Tahoe LT
2007 Chevy Silverado CC Z71
TexFinn is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 31 (permalink) Old 02-16-2015, 05:33 PM
BenzWorld Elite
 
Komrade 124's Avatar
 
Date registered: Dec 2010
Vehicle: '04 G500, '00 E55 AMG, '90 300TE 4Matic, '82 240D
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 1,951
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 151 Post(s)
+1

get factory keys. they are cheap.
M. Schneider likes this.


2004 G500 - 116,000
2000 E55 AMG - 140,000 mi
1990 300TE 4MATIC JDM - 82,000 mi
1982 240D 4-spd - 140,000 mi
1983 250
1998 ML320
1995 E300D
1992 400E
1994 E320T
1990 300E 2.8
1988 300CE Lorinser
1988 300TE
1990 300E
Komrade 124 is offline  
post #5 of 31 (permalink) Old 12-31-2018, 04:30 PM
BenzWorld Veteran
 
Robert Kyle's Avatar
 
Date registered: Feb 2018
Vehicle: 1994 e320 coupe (sold), 1990 300CE ($400 beater)
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
Posts: 712
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 163 Post(s)
Do you buy blanks from the dealer?

Can anyone (locksmith) cut them?

Or does MB have to make them too?
Robert Kyle is offline  
post #6 of 31 (permalink) Old 12-31-2018, 04:47 PM
Lifetime Premium Member
 
Date registered: Jun 2009
Vehicle: 99 BMW R1100RT, 05 MB C230, 07 Silverado CC Z71, 10 Chevy Tahoe LT
Location: DFW
Posts: 5,787
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 1075 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
They come cut from the dealer. When I got my local locksmith said they are not messing with MB keys.

Easy process at the dealer and not that expensive, either. As long as your ignition tumbler is still the one that belongs to the VIN, of course.

1999 BMW R1100RT
2005 MB C230K Sport
2010 Chevy Tahoe LT
2007 Chevy Silverado CC Z71
TexFinn is offline  
post #7 of 31 (permalink) Old 12-31-2018, 05:54 PM
Lifetime Premium Member
 
magicbigdaddy's Avatar
 
Date registered: Dec 2006
Vehicle: 1989 560 SEC - V-8 Kompressor - 95 E320 Estate
Location: Edmonds, WA
Posts: 1,798
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Quoted: 329 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
Quote:
Originally Posted by Robert Kyle View Post
Do you buy blanks from the dealer?

Can anyone (locksmith) cut them?

Or does MB have to make them too?
If you have a good working key the locksmith located at the Fred Meyer in Lynnwood WA can cut them onsite. About $20. It works but not the same as a dealer supplied key.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
1989 560 SEC Supercharged - 317+ rwhp - H&R lowered - OZ 3 piece staggered wheels - upgraded brakes - AMG Tri-Y's - Bergwerks FGS - a true Euro Rod

1981 500SE euro AMG
1985 euro 500SEC
1986 560 SEC
1985 500SEL
1989 560SEC
1990 560SEL
1987 euro 560SEL 300hp 822 engine option
magicbigdaddy is offline  
post #8 of 31 (permalink) Old 01-01-2019, 04:03 PM
Lifetime Premium Member
 
Real1shepherd's Avatar
 
Date registered: Jul 2009
Vehicle: '92 300TE 4matic 280,000miles, '92 300TE 4Matic 'Ice Blue Metalic' 101,000miles
Location: Washington
Posts: 9,919
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 486 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
Quote:
Originally Posted by Robert Kyle View Post
Do you buy blanks from the dealer?

Can anyone (locksmith) cut them?

Or does MB have to make them too?
They are 'laser cut' keys. And before you have visions of a laser beam cutting steel.....the laser part is internal to the key cutting machine and just serves to keep parts aligned perfectly for machine cut accuracy. The machines are expensive though and so for a locksmith to justify one, he has to be making a lot of these keys and charge $$$. It's debatable about the key blank quality for locksmiths against what MB uses. Typically, your locksmith will charge more than the dealer to make a key.....so it's a win/win at the dealer.

Other than that, these are high-security keys with wafers, not tumblers. Prices vary across the country with dealers. Here, I pay over $40 for a key at a dealer and he acts like he's doing me a favor by even talking to me.

Kevin
M. Schneider likes this.
Real1shepherd is offline  
post #9 of 31 (permalink) Old 01-18-2019, 09:34 AM
BenzWorld Member
 
tigerhunt2011's Avatar
 
Date registered: Mar 2013
Vehicle: 1995 W124 E320 Cabrio
Location: Beverly Hills, CA
Posts: 139
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 47 Post(s)
Just replaced my ignition tumbler + keys as a general preventative. I think the tumbler was $40 installed and the key set was $25. Included 3 square keys + 1 round valet key that doesn't open trunk or lock box. No flat keys available.

Like fuses, do you REALLY want to cheap out on something so important where the price differential is so negligible?

Assume in five years that NOTHING will be available. You want to be in the best position possible for your existing parts to last as long as possible.

I sure as hell don't want metal shavings from a grocery store-cut key collecting in my ignition tumbler, door locks, etc.
M. Schneider likes this.
tigerhunt2011 is offline  
post #10 of 31 (permalink) Old 01-18-2019, 10:19 AM
BenzWorld Elite
 
sbaert's Avatar
 
Date registered: Jun 2007
Vehicle: '95 E300 DIESEL, '91 600SEL, '92 600SEL
Location: San Diego/USA & Belgium/Europe
Posts: 16,529
Mentioned: 27 Post(s)
Quoted: 1848 Post(s)
You can "make your own" flat key by taking the old square key (or a new square key) and snipping the plastic

That flat key comes in real handy during a tumbler replacement or to keep in your wallet in case you lose your keys.

Last edited by sbaert; 01-18-2019 at 11:07 AM.
sbaert is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Sedan Forums > W124 E,CE,D,TD Class

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 

Title goes here

close
video goes here
description goes here. Read Full Story
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome