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Unhappy Help with my lost IR smartkey

Hey Guys,

Need your help:
Yesterday I lost my key to me '98 c200 w202 Elegance, I have a spare but need to buy another one because if I lose this one I'm STUFFED!

So I rang the Dealership here in Victoria AUSTRALIA where I am... and they said its not a problem for them to get one... FOR $480aus !!!!!! Almost fell over.

Had a look on ebay and there are used keys for $80, but the dealership said:
1. You cannot re-program a used key
2. There is no one that can program a key for me
3. Only way to get another key is through them

So before I go and spend $480 I was wondering if anyone has gotten a key form somewhere else cheaper or if there are places that can program the used ebay key for me... especially here in Australia ???

(I'm attaching a photo of they style of key that I have)

Thanks for your help guys!!!
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The key you have seems to be a recent issue I would bet 2004 or so. The US variation is in the low $200s, but you need to produce proof of ownership and a DL, along with a signed form. I would forget E-Bay since they are coded by MB and are not re-codeable there are 24 codes per car and 8 can only be valid.
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