I am trying to get a 2000 Mercedes-benz SL500 roadster running. The owner lost the original keys, now I have a new ignition switch and key that are tied to each other but not this vehicle. Will there be problems installing this new key and ignition switch into this vehicle? if so what should I expect and how should I deal with it?



ReyM, July 12, 2021

Hi, Thanks for visiting Youcanic. Is your vehicle equipped with a fob key?

Physically installing the new key and switch should not be a problem, but you will need to have the dealer program the key and switch to match your vehicle VIN, as each key is coded to the unique vehicle.