I have a year 2000 E320 wagon.
about a year ago my wife lost #1 of 2 keys.
we (foolishly) coasted along on a single key until this past weekend
when I somehow lost the 2nd and final electronic fob. out in the
country, 3 hours from Toronto.
I was fortunate to have been able to borrow a car so I am mobile for a
week or so.
I have ordered a replacement key ($280 CAD but hey, let's just call it
a tax on stupidity-- mine.) that I will pick up this coming week.
I do still have (in my desk drawer in Toronto so no great help at
the moment) the flat plastic non electronic valet key. it won't open
the car but it will start it.
Here's the question though (and one which two MB dealerships couldn't
answer). If I were to pop the locks with a coat hanger say, the alarm
what happens when I try the valet key? does the alarm stop? does the
immobiliser (if there is one) go off and allow me to start and move