Date registered: Nov 2014
Vehicle: 2000 E 320 Wagon + 2002 ML 500 SUV
Location: Pineywoods Region of East Texas
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New oem Key Fobs in production - evidence?
So I was at Classic Mercedes Benz in Tyler yesterday, ordered us 2 more 'Secondary / Valet' keys.
$45 ea - 2 days lead time.
Our plan is Dear wife & I will each use this physical key daily & bank our 2 rare, operational Key Fob remotes.
So parts guy heard this & replied that earlier a day or two, he'd been talking with their "internal parts support" and learned they just had a conference call about contracting for a new run of replacement w163 Key Fob Remotes for MB Dealers to stock !
Word was that "Huf", suppliers of original ones, went defunct so they're finding alternate suppliers.
So, keep those "almost angry" calls and letters flowing to MB - they've apparently heard it up top...!
Cheers - David
Gone, and fondly remembered:
1975 240D - 4 speed manual, power nothing
1984 190E 2.3 - Cute, reliable & slow
1983 300SD - Great highway tourer, 28mpg
Here & greatly appreciated:
2000 E 320 Wagon -
2002 ML 500 - Finally got one !