Key will not turn in door lock-86 560SL

MB dealer says a whole new handle must be ordered from Germany, but it comes with a key. I don't mind the cost, but I don't want another key. Any suggestions?

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That dealer is wrong. Go to another dealer. Get one keyed to the one you have now.
Couple of alternative... try WD-40 on your door lock to see if you can get it to work again.
The other choice is get keyless entry system installed.
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Tiger wrote:

No, that dealer is not wrong. The handle can be supplied with a random code. In that case it does not have to be special ordered, and comes with two keys. Those keys will only fit the new handle. A coded handle can also be special ordered. It will have a lock tumbler already coded to the same key code as the vehicle was built with (or any later key code that was recorded on the vehicle data card, in case the locks were already changed for some reason) and will come with a single valet key. The valet key is made first, to code per above, and the handle is then test fitted to the key. If you don't want the extra key, toss it.
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Dealer is a doodyhead. The lock mechanism and handle are different and the lock can be removed from the handle. JUst get a good used one (car-part.com) and swap your lock cylinder in.
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Why not try looking for a locksmith in your area that can re-key the new one to match your original, or perhaps he can repair your old one if not too far gone. Sometimes locksmiths can get parts that dealers can't get. If they can't get a new cylinder and code it to match another option may be to get a used one from the wrecking yard and have the locksmith match that to your original key.
I just happen to be a locksmith.
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