Costs of replacing a steering lock!!

Discussion in 'Parts, Maintenance & Servicing' started by Muna34, Jan 19, 2020.

  1. Muna34

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    Hi all,

    I have just had the unfortunate issue with my car where the steering lock has gone.

    The car was not starting, no lights. Mobilo came out and said they are common in the w204 2011 c class which is a pain!

    Has anyone had any similar issues? and how much it cost to fix?
     
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    alecmascot Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Had exactly the same issue on my S204 C250 CDI '13. I had it fixed by my local indy Merc electrician total cost was €300 EUR. Local MB dealer quoted €900 EUR for it (prices in Greece).

    This video is helpful understand the fix.

     
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    Thers a mob on ebay who will repair your steering lock for £180 suggest you look on there.
     
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    Hi all,

    Just an update on the above issue. So I have been searching the net, as you do and came across this video:



    I decided to tap the steering column with my hand and moved the steering up and down and to my astonishment I heard the lock, unlock and when I turned the key the car started. Couldn't believe it really.

    Although I am going to get it fixed might be useful if anyone else struggles with it. I was quoted £550/£650 by mercedes keys specialist. Now that it is unlocked I will see if it can be done any cheaper.
     
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    Nice one that's lucky, I heard that after so many attempts and it not working it goes into a kind of computer says no mode and all needs resetting. IIRC I paid about £700 at a main dealer in about 2016 for the lock unit and I think they changed the ignition switch too.
     
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    I was £1100 last year when it happened to me at the main dealers
     
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    I was quoted about the same by the main dealer. They said to do a diagnotic first which is about £160. I might just wait and see how my lock goes. Still need to get back in contact with mercedes keys specialist to see if it can be done any cheaper.
     
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    Why so expensive?
     
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    The Mercedes indie I use charged about £450 for the job on my father-in-laws W204.
     
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    Dont know thats what they charged
     

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