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  1. May 09, 2018

    The steering lock and how it works on Mercedes-Benz vehicles

    Like many people, you may remember a time when using a steering lock meant dragging the mechanical grey and yellow lock bar from the foot well of the passenger's seat, and physically attaching it to the steering wheel once you'd parked up, still…
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  2. April 25, 2018

    Water damaged remote keys and fobs: scrap or revive?

    The labour-saving gadgets that we love are increasingly electronic in nature, but with us, the user, in the driving seat, there’s always a fair chance for catastrophe. Who amongst us has not dropped a mobile phone in the toilet, or spilt a…
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  3. March 14, 2018

    My instrument cluster flashes like a Christmas tree!

    The festive season has long since gone, but is the flashing of your dash making it feel like it's Christmas every day? When excessive warning lights are flashing you can never truly be sure if the warnings are legitimate or if it's actually a
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  4. March 01, 2018

    Central locking: advantages and disadvantages of remote keys

    Those youngsters among you may not even remember life before remote key fobs. It was a strange time, when you had to stand right next to your car and fumble around with keys before opening it; when you had to remember to lock the back doors from…
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  5. February 15, 2018

    5 things you didn't know about transponder chips

    If you've been reading our previous blog post about your car's anti-theft system – the immobiliser and how it's related to the ECU – you may remember that information from the key is read by the ECU to allow the car to start. The…
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  6. February 01, 2018

    How your immobiliser, ECU and key work together to secure your car

    With some technical aspects of modern vehicles, we simply take them for granted. Take using a fob to casually lock and secure your vehicle as you walk away. It's easy and convenient, but do we really know the mechanics at…
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  7. January 16, 2018

    What to do if your remote key is not working from distance

    We've all been there, casually walking away from our car with fob in hand, and testing it out to see how far away we can activate central locking from. You press the button and wait to hear that satisfying clunk… except, disaster! It…
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