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From lost or stolen keys to damaged ECUs, Eagletronic Key is here to help. As one of the leading specialists in Mercedes Benz vehicles in South Africa, our team is best equipped to solve your specific issue.

We ask that you provide us with as much information as possible in our Fault Description Form to enable us to quote effectively. Please also note that we do need to know if anyone has already tried and failed to solve the problem as this will influence how we approach finding a solution. Please refer to our FAQs for more info.

ECU & EIS Refurbishment

Mercedes Benz ECU (engine control unit)
The ECU (engine control unit) of the vehicle handles the management of the engine and adjusts various actuators in accordance to the information which it receives from sensors on the vehicle. This unit holds VIN (vehicle identification number) specific data and is married to the EIS, steering lock, keys and sometimes the gearbox control unit. These units fail due to wear and tear, short circuits or water damage. We are able to rebuild these units. Our service is plug and play and no further coding is required at the vehicle. Should the original coding for the vehicle not be available or corrupt, we are also able to supply virgin control units which can be married with a dealer level diagnostic machine.

Mercedes Benz EIS (electronic ignition switch)
The EIS is used as a theft deterrent device in Mercedes Benz vehicles to stop unauthorized keys from starting the vehicle. The device holds VIN (vehicle identification number) specific data and is married to the ECU (engine control unit) , steering lock, keys and sometimes the gearbox control unit. This unit suffers from complete failure due to wear and tear, which does not allow one to turn the ignition on or start the vehicle. We are able to rebuild these units. Our service is plug and play and no further coding is required at the vehicle.

Key Coding and Repairs

Mercedes Benz Key
The smart key for a Mercedes Benz is a sophisticated and complicated electronic device which uses both RF and IR for the remote-controlled central locking and IR for the drive authorization allowing the vehicle to start. This unit can lose its coding or the hardware can fail due to wear and tear or water damage. We are able to rebuild and reprogramme these keys, we are also able to code new keys, should your key be lost or not repairable.

Steering Lock Specialists

Mercedes Benz Steering Lock or ESL (Electronic Steering Lock)
This device is used in Mercedes vehicles as a theft deterrent device. This electro mechanical unit will lock the steering wheel of the vehicle when not in use and shall unlock the steering wheel when the authorized key is used to start the vehicle. These units form part of the starting system and if the ignition switch is unable to communicate with the steering lock, the vehicle will not start. Software and hardware problems plague this unit and we are able to either rebuild your unit or supply you with a replacement unit. Our service is plug-and-play and no further coding is required at the vehicle.