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2000 S430.. having issue with the ignition key not turning:crybaby2:
question is.... if I replace the EIS unit from other used MB. Can MB dealer program it with the "orange Key"...?
Or i need to buy brand new EIS?
 

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2000 S430.. having issue with the ignition key not turning:crybaby2:
question is.... if I replace the EIS unit from other used MB. Can MB dealer program it with the "orange Key"...?
Or i need to buy brand new EIS?
You could ask from the W220 forum but I would say "no" anyway, an official dealer would not (be able to) program a used EIS to another car.

You might be able to find a used part that has been programmed virgin, then the dealer might code it (if they accept parts from the customer, that may not be the case with theft relevant parts).
 

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On this car the EIS , steering lock and engine are all coded together, they cannot be re coded

How many keys do you have, if only 1 the transponder coil may have fallen off
 

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2000 S430.. having issue with the ignition key not turning:crybaby2:
question is.... if I replace the EIS unit from other used MB. Can MB dealer program it with the "orange Key"...?
Or i need to buy brand new EIS?
How do you know it is the EIS, have you had any diagnostics done? And no a used EIS cannot be recoded.
 

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Key was not turning, so i towed the car to MB dealer for Diagnostic.... turns out bad EIS..400$
 

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