BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Jan 2019
Vehicle: 1990 300 SEL
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W126 happy key copy story, with a complication.
So, I recently bought a very sharp and very stock 1990 300 SEL. It came with only one key, a factory key I'm certain. But I wanted an extra key or two.
Went to Mercedes Benz of Austin and paid 20 dollars for a key, proved the car was mine, and returned a few days later (this was over Christmas) to pick up the new key. Took it home and it didn't fit my car's locks. Took it back. They asked if they could have my key, send it to Ft. Worth where they make keys, and I said no, that I couldn't risk losing the only key that fit my car.
We compromised. I brought the car in and checked it into the service department over the weekend. They sent the key to Ft. Worth. Ft. Worth figured out where the discrepency lay in the records and adjusted them so that next time I need to order a key by VIN, I can. And, they made me a genuine MB key and I ordered one more for another 20 bucks.
I doubt anyone made a lot of money here, but they made me a happy customer and I'll be back. Kudos to MB of Austin and a shout out to Stephen in parts.