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    Door Lock NLA

    I just tried ordering a driver's side door lock from my dealer (124 760 49 77) and they are NLA. I talked to the parts department and they said that MB is blaming it on a computer outage in Germany, but I think it goes deeper than that. The dealer can't even get a master key for a W140 and even some of the newer car (MLK) parts like oil filters and rotors are becoming NLA. They said I can expect it to get worse -- not better. This is really sad. I guess partsgeddon is happening right now.
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    Re: Door Lock NLA

    parts availability is definetly changning..and getting "worse" in many ways
    When it comes to your doorlock....this is to some extent true..at least as afar as i know
    What is possible though..or..what the "problem" is here..is that the availability for "the correct code" doorlock..which is the one not available.
    What is available though..is the complete lock system..you can get all 4 locks with a new key..as far as i know..cause that is the theme ive heard when asking for keys or locks for my 190e...havent checked the 500e yet.
    So keys or doorlocks ordered for the specific car is not available..but you should be able to get a new complete kit (all locks)..with a new key.

    just my two cents at least.
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    Re: Door Lock NLA

    Jon, it's possible to re-key a door lock tumbler, if you're so inclined.

    The ignition key unavailability for some mid-1990's vehicles has been a major issue for a year or two now, however MB claims they may have them available again by the end of 2018 with a new supplier coming online.

    Rotors and oil filters are news to me though. Ugh.

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    Re: Door Lock NLA

    Thanks, guys. My door lock is okay. I was just ordering spare keys and figured -- why not order the lock because it usually comes with a key anyway. It's probably better that they couldn't get it because they wanted $220 for the lock and I see it sells for $162.80 at MBOEMparts.com. So, in addition to not having it, even if they did have it, they would have charged me 35% more than MBOEMparts.com.
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    Re: Door Lock NLA

    Quote Originally Posted by emerydc8 View Post
    parts like oil filters and rotors are becoming NLA.
    I wouldn’t care at all about the genuine filters going NLA.... Just this week I picked up a genuine power steering filter. And bought 4x on fleabay to stock up. BTW the 4x German made filters all together including postage came in cheaper than the one genuine Spain filter

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    Re: Door Lock NLA

    Hengst are the way to do, for sure.

    There’s zero chance that quality aftermarket filters will go NLA fornour cars.

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