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Beautiful Mercedes’ picking up dust, please spare two seconds reading


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InNeedOfHelp
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Oct 19, 2021, 2:34 PM

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This car has been sitting for two years, please help it is going to waste and only requires a relatively simple solution.

1999
Mercedes
Classe A
1.9 litre
107,982 kilometres / 67,000 miles

Car was parked, next day I tried turning it on and it wouldn’t start, I took it to an official Mercedes repair shop and they did their analysis and said that the piece A168 820 02 26 needed to be replaced, this is the immobiliser I believe.

Could you guys please help, we ordered a replacement part, what do you think is the necessary procedure to move forward? Mercedes wouldn’t fix it.

Thank you in advance for your reply.


Hammer Time
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Oct 19, 2021, 3:42 PM

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it is going to waste and only requires a relatively simple solution.


Oh, it that right. Just a simple solution?

You have no idea what you are delving into. If it needs a new immobilizer module, it will likely need programming for the module and the keys. The car is 22 years old and it will be very difficult to find compatible programming equipment.

A 99 Mercedes that has been sitting for 2 years is nothing but a money pit and you would be smarter to junk it.



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Tom Greenleaf
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Oct 19, 2021, 8:00 PM

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Quote ">Mercedes wouldn’t fix it.<" !!
That says a lot. Seems like a waste for a low mile old car but are historically money pits and a lot of people would just toss anything at them to fix them up.

Sitting for two years doesn't do anything a favor no telling what hidden other issues it will have.

Always your call but not for the timid at costs on this project car now IMO,

T



InNeedOfHelp
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Oct 21, 2021, 2:42 AM

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Thank you for taking time to reply.

They don't want to get involved because they don't have any official parts for it but I ordered the immobiliser module it'll be here in a couple of days, I read that you can just disconnect the immobiliser and the car will start? (without it's security features but we are willing to take that risk as we doubt someone will try stealing it) what do you think?


InNeedOfHelp
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Oct 21, 2021, 2:45 AM

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I understand but if we could fix it for 100 euros or so it would be great, it'll be cheap and it'll prevent wastage


Hammer Time
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Oct 21, 2021, 3:22 AM

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without it's security features but we are willing to take that risk as we doubt someone will try stealing it) what do you think?


It doesn't work that way.

The engine will not start until the immobilizer recognizes a key previously programmed to that module.



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