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Originally Posted by JOE55
Stealer price:

smart key = $150
batteries = $300
Really? My dealer charges the same as it costs to buy the batteries in the supermarket might be a tiny bit more.
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Really? My dealer charges the same as it costs to buy the batteries in the supermarket might be a tiny bit more.
I'm just kidding NZ when I said that, to be honest I get free key fob batteries from my Stealer

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Originally Posted by Chaunce De Leon
thanks for everyones feedback =)
1. was thinking anyways since my key is cracked of getting a new one. but i wanted to avoid the dealership. can i get one for cheap somewhere and get it programmed? amazing how some ppl got theirs for $118 and my dealer just quoted me $200. go figure, it was mercedes of beverly hills. *rolling eyes
If the metal key is still intact and only the housing is broken, just replace the case. Takes 5 minutes. When you get one from the dealer, it includes coding, key and case. Basically, if the internal transmitter is broken, you're stuck with only the dealer option.
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Depending on the condition of the innards, you could get one of the remotes sold on E-Bay, remove the innards and use yours. The remotes can not be reprogrammed, no matter what the seller says (guaranteed to work might mean it worked when the parking attendand found it in the glove box of someone eles car)
Dealers give discounts to MB members, you also dont have to order the metal key, I think the new (style) remotes are shipping with the chrome sides.

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