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Does anyone know if you can buy secondhand Key fobs? How do you code them in to your car. I have a year 2000 CLK 320 with a 3 button fob
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Cannot be done, period. If you need another key your only option is to buy one from an authorized MB dealer. Some charge less than others so you do have the option to shop around.

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I'll confirm what Musikmann said.
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Cannot be done, period. If you need another key your only option is to buy one from an authorized MB dealer. Some charge less than others so you do have the option to shop around.
I have seen many fobs on Ebay. Is it worth getting one or best to buy new?
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You weren't listening.

If you want key that works, buy from Mercedes dealer.

If you want something that will NEVER work, buy a toy from eBay.

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Those key fobs in eBay are just like Johnny Carson's X'mas Fruit cakes. Same ones being circulated over and over again by those that bought them only to find out they do not work, then trying to unload them at eBay.

ONLY VIRGIN key fobs can be programed and those in eBay are NOT virgins.

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You weren't listening.

If you want key that works, buy from Mercedes dealer.

If you want something that will NEVER work, buy a toy from eBay.
thanks guys for your help
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