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I have seen a couple posts about needing extra keys.
I found " Key Me ". A kiosk located just about anywhere as in hardware stores, drug stores, household goods etc.
I got 3 extras made for my 1974 roadster for $75. Mailed to me within a week.
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For my 1974 450SL I went to Roadrunner Lock and Safe in Tucson, AZ. They ordered an Ilco MB18 and cut it for $7. Andy
 

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I'll see if a local locksmith can cut me a few keys for $25 total
I had a local locksmith cut me keys for my 72 SL and 85 300D. Our MB dealer suggested the locksmith. It was a place that must have been around for 100 years! They looked up which blanks were needed in catalogs from two different sources. Then they started searching their store. Turned out they had both blanks and they cut them for a low price. I had spares for both, so I think their machine just copied them. Imagine it is more difficult if you have no key.
 

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I'm curious! Are these replacement keys for a mid 80's SL? It cost me a lot more a couple of years ago to have my keys duplicated. I had to jump through some hoops with vin number etc to have them made.
 

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Mine were for a 72 SL and an 85 W123. Similar keys. Can't recall what I paid, but not much. If you don't have a spare key to copy, it could be a bigger problem.
 

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Called my local locksmith and asked if they had the MB18 blank in stock
He confirmed he had them
I drove down and handed him my key and he immediately told me that I had a "reverse" key.
So, I needed the MB15 instead
Gave me the choice of the plastic head or an all metal key
I chose the all metal.
Got two of them cut for $5 each
He cut the first and had me go out to my car and test it out
It worked smooth as butter
He then cut the second key and rang me up.
Easy peazy lemon squeezy

these are pics of the mb18 he brought out but they are pretty similar in appearance to the MB15

 
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