Why don't MBs have child-locks?

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  1. worldude

    worldude New Member

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    Does MB have child locks on the back doors - w203?

    Anyone have any good ideas? Who can fix it? MB independent garage?

    Thanks for helping
     
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    I'd be very surprised if it doesn't have them. Even our Vito has got them.
     
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    they must have! the w211 does
     
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    They do. Look on the door shut.
     
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    I am concerned that my kid might open the door while i am driving. Cheers for the advice.
     
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    W202 does, via a little switch on the dash that has a tiny picture of a child
     
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    Mine does. W203 MY2006. It's the old classic mechanical type, i.e. a small lever on the door sill just above the latch, rather than electric (as I have have on my older and cheaper Renault?).
     
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    MB system is actually better in my experience. Had issues before now with the electric ones and kids of differing ages. Too easy to undo for a moment... Had more than one instance of the little one opening the door on the motorway when she did not know better. Fortunately speed keeps it shut immediately followed by a brief interval on the hard shoulder and a grumpy dad.
     
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    I am happy to hear that all are safe.

    But on a lighter note, don't buy a RR Phantom... :D
     
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    The W202 rally car had it on the inner "lip" of the door (i.e. inacessible when the door is closed).

    Open the door, flip a switch, and hey presto the door can't be opened from inside... (pain in the @$$ when you're in the middle of nowhere sleeping on the back seat and someone does that as a prank as they leave the car.... )

    M.
     
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    Surely the Phantom's rear doors can only be operated from the outside... by the chauffeur. :p
     
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    OK... so don't let kids sit in the front passenger seat of a 600 Multipla then.. :D
     
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    w203 2005 has them. being used at present with a curious monkey in the back...lol
     
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    That's for the rear windows.
     
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    Child locks have been fitted as standard since the Fintail series (W110,W111,W112) came out , circa 1960 .

    I have owned virtually every generation from before then up to late 1980's and find it hard to believe newer models would delete this important safety feature .
     
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    their i a lever switch on the door by the locking mech

    look again
     
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    Suggestion, open a rear door, open at least one eye...now look...do you see a little lever???:wallbash::wallbash::wallbash:
     
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    either the black little lever as shown or on the side.
     
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