Date registered: Dec 2002
Vehicle: 92 500SEL to 01 E320T and others
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Mercedes will no longer sell keys without positive id., The keys are cut at the PDCC, and any kind of smart key is also programmed by them thru a secure database on your cars VIN. The ordering goes thru the dealership and has to be via a verified VIN # and a photo id. The key will either be ordered as a additional or replacement, the "replacement" must be verified by using the SDS softwae at the dealership, since it will remove the old key info forever.
I had a defective key they ordered the replacement, and it wiped the wrong one. I had to leave the car while they corrected the error. The replacement will search for up to 45 minutes before it syncs, it will unlock the doors, allow it to turn and start, and finally allow it to run without shutting down