Date registered: Mar 2005
Vehicle: '01-E320 & 02-ST2
Location: John 15:18-19
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Please complete your profile so we know EXACTLY what car you have. Keys change, you know? It's also best to ask tech questions in the proper forum for your car, this forum is really more for a quick "how are you, I am xxx".
If you have one of the newer smart keys, take it apart (remove the battery pack, then the white bar, then the PCB) and blast the electronics with electrical cleaner spray (Radio Shack). After it dries, clean the contact points on it (where the battery pack makes contact) with an eraser. Be sure the shell is completely dried out, too.
Reassemble and see what you have.
Pick up some new batteries, too; it's possible it just shorted itself "on" all the time and drained them. But I'd still disassemble and clean it up before I went any further.
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