There is no car enthusiast who does not know about the rich history of Mercedes. Even non-enthusiasts will recognize the renowned three-pointed star logo referring to the company’s domination over land, sea, and air. This luxury vehicle company has a history that traces back to 1883. Its origin starts with Karl Benz, the ingenious German engineer responsible for designing the first vehicle powered by an engine, the Patent-Motorwagen. The company’s innovative spirit continues to this day. In this article, QuickPro Locksmith will review the history of Mercedes keys. We love the company’s technology and our certified locksmiths are proud to have the expertise and equipment to repair and replace its devices.
Before the 90s
For most of the 19th century, Mercedes’ innovation was primarily involved in the engine. The internal combustion engine, honeycomb radiator, and anti-lock brake system are just some of the inventions. They even introduced the safety functions such as the airbag and the seatbelt. As far as the key was concerned, American brands led with Chrysler and Ford at the forefront. Mercedes generally adopted these keys. It was not until 1990 that Mercedes made a splash with its switchblade key that is still used in some vehicles today.
The Mercedes SL, in 1990, introduced a “switchblade” key that flips out of an integrated fob. The design would be widely copied by other manufacturers and continues to be used in most modern Volkswagens.
Remote entry has become extremely prevalent in the last decade, but its origin traces back to 1993. GM experimented with proximity key technology in 1993 and designed a key that could lock and unlock doors automatically when near the car.
The first fully functional proximity key design was made for the 2003 model year to fit in a wallet like a credit card. But Mercedes’ Smart Card lacked durability. A year later, in 2004, Mercedes-Benz adapted the technology to work in a more durable fob. In 2004, Lexus releases its own version of the Smart Card.
Replacing or Repairing Your Mercedes Key
Your Mercedes key is your entry into your luxury vehicle. While traditional keys are easy to replace, new proximity keys contain electronic components that the average locksmith might not be able to repair. Fortunately, the professionals at QuickPro Locksmith have the expertise and equipment to replace your remote entry key. We are available around the clock to take requests for replacements and repairs. Just call QuickPro Locksmith to get in touch with a live representative now. Our professionals are helpful and always ready to help.
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