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Date registered: May 2006
Vehicle: 2001 E320 - Brilliant Silver/Ash: 107,000+
Location: West Virginia, USA
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A used or new fob bought from ebay cannot be reprogrammed. A functional one must be bought from one of MB's sales agents. But, there is a guy in the US who can fix them. His nick is something like darkstar. Search around and you can probably find him.
Your fob might be frying the batteries. You can also look at the circuit board using a magnifier and check the solder joints.
Do the battery packets you are buying have a date stamped on them anywhere? I'm asking because you might be buying out of date duds.
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