Electronic Steering Lock (ESL) Repairs for Mercedes & Volkswagen

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We are able to assist you with any electronic steering lock malfunction.

We offer ESL repairs or replacement for most Mercedes and Volkswagen models.

As one of Melbourne’s safest locksmiths we have a strong reputation of delivering prime services for all of your automotive needs.

We’ve been proudly servicing the South Eastern Melbourne area since 1990.

Your Mercedes or Volkswagen Won’t Start?

It can be very stressful when your car won’t start when you need it. No response from your car is likely a sign of an electronic steering lock (ESL) problem.

The most important thing is not to panic! At Lightning Locksmiths, we understand what you’re going through.

This is why we provide a reliable service to fix or replace the ESL in your Mercedes or Volkswagen.

You can always count on our team of professional automotive locksmiths.

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Does Your Electronic Steering Lock Need Repair or Replacement?


Electronic steering lock (ESL) issues are among the most common causes of ignition failure.

Are you dealing with any of the following problems?

  • Key doesn’t turn at all
  • Key occasionally doesn’t turn (for instance, in cold weather)
  • Key turns but the car won’t start
  • Key turns but no dash lights
  • Locked steering wheel

Electronic steering lock issues are common in many Mercedes Benz C and E class models such as W204 or A207.

They are also not unheard of in Volkswagens, notably, in Passat B6 vehicles.

Remember that any car can develop an intermittent or permanent ESL fault. Apart from Mercedes and Volkswagen vehicles we service many other European brands

Our locksmith team are fully trained and licensed:

We offer Emergency Locksmith Services

Why Choose Us?

Police Checked
Fully Qualified
Working With Children

The issues mentioned strongly suggest that your electronic steering lock has a serious problem that needs fixing.

Deal with the fault immediately as it can lead to your car becoming inoperable. Don’t hesitate and give us a call on 0415309509 or fill out our inquiry form.

We choose the most cost effective approach to deal with your electronic steering lock issue.

When possible we repair the faulty ESL, only replacing the steering lock when absolutely necessary.

We’ll do our best to get your Volkswagen or Mercedes back on the road as soon as possible.

We come to your vehicle’s location; thus negating any need to tow the car to a mechanic and find your way home.

As a professional locksmith company and understanding the importance of an operating ignition switch, we provide emergency auto locksmith services at your convenient location in Melbourne.