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    Default Mercedes W204 Starter Problem - Steering lock issue

    Dear Members,

    As the title says, W204 C class failed to start. Ignition works, all the functions of the ignition work but the car fails to start. Diagnosis revealed a steering lock issue. I have searched online and found that the problem has been faced by many owners of W204 worldwide.

    I want to know the following;

    Do I need to get the steering lock replaced only or the Steering Lock Module too.
    What is the difference between a Prefuse and Steering Lock Module? Are they same?
    Does it need to be programmed before installation or the chip can program itself when installed in the car?

    Dont want to go to Shahnawaz without prior knowledge.

    Any help is appreciated.

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    this is an older model..yours has electronic key..
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    Bro I spoke to a friend of mine who works in mercedes.he said you need a new steering colum..and a green key..I asked him ..about bypass the system ..I should know in a couple of day..
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    Default mercedes 204 steering lock problem solv

    Quote Originally Posted by Teeboyuk View Post
    Wow that's a lot of money...
    hi here ali raza from karachi azam auto tronic workshop for any problem contact me 03332442950

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    nice - so you deal with stolen cars?
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    wait till it sees an orange key once - if ever in a workshop - then see pandoras box open
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    I can also rig a benz to start without any sort of key at all, its not that hard - but would I do it? NO

    why

    something called credibility HONEY!



    Good luck with ever getting it sorted out in any workshop or even insurance claim if stolen. BTDT - too many exported/gray/stolen cars/trucks/vans roaming around in the eastern bloc.
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    the BMW have a stupidly open interface and is a 5 minute job tops to start it with anything you wish. Similarly you do that only if you do not ever wish to have it repaired by BMW otherwise it defaults back and you are stuck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azam.auto.tronic View Post
    hi here ali raza from karachi azam auto tronic workshop for any problem contact me 03332442950
    am sure you grandfather passed away and you people lost the upright honesty he practiced. & have become Bloody gang of theives. You guys rip off people for replacing small cartridge fuses under the firewall etc etc. Ask Azam who teach him how to read a multi meter & fix the desi heater timer with safety fuse for diesel engine 1C 2C on side walk at your very 1st WORKshop outside the Parsi building govt school in saddar - now the place is parking plot for Hotel sarwan - atrium mall is across the street. Now he claims to be an auto engineer my (_|_)
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    are these guys the offspring of that old man? - wow - Im sure the old man would have never been part of an operation that literally "steals" cars (disabling the EIK and ESL is considered stealing)
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    yes they are - this dude posting must be nephew of Azam, grand son of old man. or son of Yousuf , bro-in-law of Old man. ( azam ka mamu )
    Azam separated from his brothers from Korangi road workshop after some serious trouble they encountered for ripping off a BMW owner. He moved to Mehran Town near Korangi Industrial area. He is in close coordination with yards in Sharjah Industrial area for parts, ECU, wiring harnesses etc for european & japanese cars.


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    I knew one day would come when he would land in really hot water by the practices azam had. I had a long line of customers who only required 1 or 2 hours tops on labor and a few simple repairs on which they were charged with more than Rs 100,000/- and a month of time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xulfiqar View Post
    I knew one day would come when he would land in really hot water by the practices azam had. I had a long line of customers who only required 1 or 2 hours tops on labor and a few simple repairs on which they were charged with more than Rs 100,000/- and a month of time.
    Almost all of the 'hi tech' workshops in Lahore do the same practice, instead of WORKING they rip people off. Difference is, I think, people now like to be ripped off
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    lol - yep, if getting ripped off makes them sleep better. I knew of a bunch of such weirdos - made sure I stayed away from them. i dont want their infected money.

    There was once an instance of this chrysler voyager 3.3 parked in Karachi, it was a dead van due to a bad ASD and crank sensor. The apparently supremely high tech workshop gave an estimate of new ECM, new BCM, new sensors throughout the engine. Estimated at about 200,000/- Rs for a piece of crap chrysler van.

    I got the guy a replacement relay for free from one of my old parts bins (simple small relay) and a new sensor from UAE, it takes 5 minutes to install it. The only other thing is that you require a piece of matches box paper and some wax or grease to stick on the sensor face when installing.

    The guy was so flabberghasted that it takes only a few minutes that I had to inquire why, the hi tech shop used to tell him it takes a day to do it. WOW

    p.s. the old sensor actually was ripped open by the previous mechanic who installed it, making me believe that the original problem was just the ASD relay.
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    Mercedes Benz W 204 ( C Class)The Ignition Lock / Steering Lock (ESL) is common fault all over the world now a days its can be repair we
    have don few at Islamabad and we do provide brand new component direct from Germany. We do perform Coding as well. B4 u replacing new ESL witch cost u more than 150,000 Rupies give us a call we may help u and u can safe much money on it Regard Johan Auto Specialist Islamabad Tel 051-3000 900Mercedes W204 Starter Problem  Steering lock issue -1344579Mercedes W204 Starter Problem  Steering lock issue -1344580Mercedes W204 Starter Problem  Steering lock issue -1344581

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    Hi Johan I suffered the same problem yesterday in Islamabad is it possible that we can meet today ? Steering is locked n ignition not picking up before taking it to shahnawaz need to know if it can be replaced without much hassle

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    would some MOD please check the IP address for #35 & #36 something is eye catching
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    and what might that be ??

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    Hi tarar did you get the solution of the steering lock problem
    i have the similar problem but i am in UK
    what was the solution let em know so it could be helpful for me as well

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    Thank you for visiting pak wheel
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