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Re: Key Fob - original
« Reply #25 on: June 15, 2011, 22:32:36 »
I am fully equipped with two of these now. It really does fit three keys well... But... What if you have a fourth (locking gas cap) ???? I am at a loss of what to do with my gas cap key!
Did the 230 SL's come with four keys? My 280 has an ignition, door/gas cap, and trunk/glove box key(s).

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Original Owner, Purchased September 18, 1968
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6900 miles since awoken from her 20+ yr "nap" in 2010

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Re: Key Fob - original
« Reply #26 on: June 15, 2011, 22:48:04 »
Only 3 keys for the 230SL, as you state John.  The door and gas cap should be the same key.

I got a key fob (blue) as a gift but because of our current postal strike I may never see it. :(  For some reason packages seem to get lost during a postal strike, maybe I'll get lucky and it will eventually arrive.  Hopefully before PUB.
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Re: Key Fob - original
« Reply #27 on: June 16, 2011, 02:10:01 »
Michael,

We replicated the length of the post to exactly like the original.  On my 250 SL, the data card says the gas cap and door are the same.  However, like you, I have a gas cap key that is different.  I suspect 50 years along the way, a replacement gas cap and key came along, both YMOS.  You could have the cap keyed to your door key by a locksmith or, do as I, and just keep the gas cap key in the center tray or glove compartment in a cheapo fob.

John
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1961 190 SL 23K miles
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Re: Key Fob - original
« Reply #28 on: June 16, 2011, 11:33:21 »
The 280 keyholder was different, it changed when MB went to the single key, double sided, with the plastic end.  It looks like the one in the picture below.

Chaps ive just received a key holder just like the one in this pic mentioned earlier. Available over the counter at the dealers part number A108 890 06 61. - Cheap as chips!!



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Re: Key Fob - original
« Reply #29 on: June 16, 2011, 21:36:31 »
Oh yes... I never thought of that... I must have a replacement gas cap. And maybe the car did not come with a door keyed gas cap but the previous owner got a self keyed unit after new car purchase.

I put the forth key in the glove box and my woes are over.

Hey, that fob in the photo above looks like plastic. I can't have anymore plastic than necessary in my vintage Pagoda!  8) Plus I adore the authentic scent of these new reproductions.  :-*
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Re: Key Fob - original
« Reply #30 on: July 23, 2013, 20:17:47 »
can i still get any of these key fobs?

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Re: Key Fob - original
« Reply #31 on: July 24, 2013, 01:51:16 »
can i still get any of these key fobs?

Yes, email  Anthonyjoseph57@comcast.net
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1967 Early 250 SL Red/Caviar, Manual #1543
1961 190 SL 23K miles
1964 Porsche 356
1970 Porsche 911E
1991 BMW 318is
1966 Jaguar XKE

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Re: Key Fob - original
« Reply #32 on: August 04, 2013, 16:39:10 »
Just received mine - absolutely thrilled with it. Looks great, feels great. Very classy! Thanks very much  :)