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Offline JReid

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Ignition Switch or New Key
« on: July 16, 2013, 06:02:10 PM »
My 52 220 B Cabriolet has no key.  As some of you may know, a new cylinder/switch is very expensive.  My local locksmith who is very good, says that he cannot refit a new key.  Can one be ordered from Mercedes?  Can someone rekey it?  Or does someone have a used switch (with key) that they would be willing to sell for a reasonable price?  Thanks for your help.

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Re: Ignition Switch or New Key
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2013, 06:16:45 PM »
I think you should consult another locksmith. Although my key was made on site for my '52 300, I watched as they made the key and it looked pretty easy. I provided the blank. Stephen
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Re: Ignition Switch or New Key
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2013, 06:50:23 PM »
Or try these guys in the Netherlands.

http://keyprof.com/en.index.php

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Re: Ignition Switch or New Key
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2013, 07:24:00 PM »
If you have your build sheet from Mercedes Benz the key code is identified.  The vendor that Craig identified can cut the key to the key code and provide the key blank.  I believe that the original key blank for the 220 was a Neiman profile M or your can substitute an ILCO 65K (non-original)
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Re: Ignition Switch or New Key
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2013, 07:43:56 PM »
They supplied the key blanks for my 300. Stephen
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Re: Ignition Switch or New Key
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2013, 08:03:16 PM »
Me too.  They supplied original keys (Neiman) and cut them to the key code for my 170Vb
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Re: Ignition Switch or New Key
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2013, 07:18:16 AM »
Then key code is also stamped into the switch underneath the bakelite switch.

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Re: Ignition Switch or New Key
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2013, 08:50:08 AM »
Thanks for the good information.  That sounds a lot more reasonable than buying a new tumbler and switch.