Mercedes W204 / W212 ESL repair

mercedes esll

Do you have a Mercedes key that has suddenly stopped working in the ignition? Will it not turn anymore? Can you hear a ticking noise from the Electronic Steering Lock (ESL)? Don’t worry, we can help.

We can test the ignition and steering modules and the keys for you, isolate the fault, repair it and send you back your items promptly and fully repaired.
Common failures:

  • Key doesn’t turn in the Mercedes Electronic Ignition Switch (EIS)
  • Key does turn in the Mercedes Electronic Ignition Switch (EIS) but dash stays blank
  • Key doesn’t turn in the Mercedes EIS when there’s cold weather
  • When key is inserted in the EIS you can hear a clicking sound from the ESL but the key doesn’t turn

It doesn’t matter where you live, all you have to do is post us your ignition module (EIS), Electronic Steering Lock (ESL) and your keys and we will do the rest.

You will have your modules and keys back in mint condition and fully tested by our highly skilled engineering team.
Please find below a guide on where to find the two modules in your Mercedes:
Location of the ESL module: Located on the steering column
Location of the EIS (ignition) module: Located on the dashboard (this is where you insert your key)
In case you have any questions regarding any faulty module please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01952 766266, via chat on this same website, email us at

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