So close yet so far. My Merc decided to go fubar on me, just before Christmas. Smoke coming out of the starter, refusing to start. And to top it all of the car won't unlock. Like I didn't have enough on my plate before Christmas. Had no way to get the car into my garage so I had to do some work outside today. -12°C doesn't stop me. In with the "new" starter. Now let's hope Mercedes is able to help me out with a new key without bankrupting me, and preferably before Christmas!