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A160 wont start

Post by rae9737 » Mon 15 May, 2017 8:16 pm

I have an A160 which I lost the key for. I ordered a new key from Mercedes Benz Melbourne which I tried in the car even though the remote did not work. The key blade did not work any lock or the ignition. MB Melbourne advised they would need to get a key from Germany as obviously MB Australia had a problem by providing a wrong key.
I arranged for a locksmith to provide a key rather than wait the three weeks. He provided a blade which worked all locks and the ignition within 5 minutes of removing a door lock.
All good to date. He then read the key head and advised the key was for a completely different car with a different VIN....... He removed the "computer" and took it away with the key. He returned some days later and re-installed the computer, and tried to start the car. The ignition turned on and there were no faults listed n the dash but the car would not turn over. He could do no more.
I then sent the car to MB Melbourne to have it checked for fault codes. They said it had some but they could not get it to turn over! They could not provide a solution..... A Benz dealer who could not get an A series to start!!!!!
Has anybody got any suggestions?

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Re: A160 wont start

Post by Ivanerrol » Tue 16 May, 2017 12:40 am

MB Australia normally get their keys from Germany and don't make them up here.

Try the U.K. A series forum - there are not many posters here who possess your model.
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Re: A160 wont start

Post by rae9737 » Tue 16 May, 2017 10:07 am

Thanks for that, I will check UK.

Interesting that MB said I may have problems with the car and then supplied key from Australia within 48 hours, and I had problems! Then suggested a key from germany in 3 weeks....

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Re: A160 wont start

Post by mrkozzy » Sun 27 Aug, 2017 8:42 am

My. A160 needed a spare key in 2016.
Getting a. Key blank cut was easy. (There's a locksmith in the family)
Getting a working remote was more difficult

Turned out the remote had to be set to the cars computer via MB Germany utilising
The cars vin number.
Tried a couple of very helpful aftermarket suppliers. None could guarantee the car would
Start. Limited knowledge of Merc cars didn't help.
Bit the bullet and ordered the whole package through the MB dealer.
They told me 3 weeks.
Complete key and remote arrived 4 days later.
Worked 1st time.
$285 thank you very much!
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Re: A160 wont start

Post by AMG » Sun 27 Aug, 2017 10:45 am

That doesn't sound too bad, well, not highway robbery anyway. probably cost them 100 bucks to send it out.
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Re: A160 wont start

Post by Tony From West Oz » Sun 27 Aug, 2017 9:43 pm

Probably in stock in Sydney, programmed in Melbourne when it arrived by overnight express.
Order and pay,\. Melbourne stealership: send order to Sydney warehouse = Day 1
Sydney Warehouse:Locate, package and dispatch = Day 2
Melbourne stealership: Unpack consignments from Sydney = Day 3
Melbourne stealership: Programme to suit your car = Day 4
Melbourne stealership: Advise customer of Key arrival = Day 5.
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Re: A160 wont start

Post by AMG » Mon 28 Aug, 2017 10:22 am

so cynical Tony :D
heheh
Current:
1987 560SL 4sp. auto Signalrot "Stella"
1987 190E 2.3-16 5sp. man. Blauschwarz "Hermann"
1992 300CE-24 6sp. man. Perlblau / Iceblau "Gretel"
1992 Range Rover Classic 4sp auto Ardennes Green "Oswald"
2012 E63 AMG Speedshift MCT Diamantweiß "Klaus"
Previous:
1986 560SEL Anthracitgrau "Schultz" - In Mercedes Heaven
1987 190E 2.6 4sp. auto Signalrot "Sabine" - which now resides/owns Andrew M's Garage
1972 350SLC Astralsilber "Lurch" - now in the loving care of Craig B
1989 2.5-16 Blauschwarz 4sp. auto (parted) formerly owned by Derek/Hasan.
2012 Renault Sport Megane RS265 Trophy 8:08 6 sp. man. Liquid Yellow "Jean Rédélé"

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