Date registered: Feb 2012
Vehicle: 2005 C230, 2003 CLK500, VehiCROSS
Location: Louisville, KY
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Smart Key/Key Fob resource issue HELP!
- 2005 C230 K Sport
Long story short!
This is our baby hauler, only four door car we own and was purchased to be the main car.
- Wife said key fob did not work so she unlocked it with the valet key/blade. Alarm went off and the key would not turn off the alarm or turn the ignition. This all is taking place in the heat wave in a mall parking lot! I leave and meet her, sure enough it didnt work. Took it to get a new battery and found moisture inside and a fouled batter (moisture seems to be culprit!) So now the car sits in a parking lot as we were sold the car without a spare!
(Side note the alarm is now off, the battery pulled enough juice to lock car but not start)
The problem is, we called the dealership, which is across the bridge in Louisville, KY (Tafel Motors), and they said it could be Monday or Tuesday to have it shipped and wasn't aware of any overnight being available. Another place said we needed to have it towed, which would be easy IF there was not bridge construction! Plus this would be extra $$ out of pocket on top of who knows what for the key. We do not have MB roadside either, just bought this MB a couple months ago.
I have seen a couple posts about outside resources of key fobs working, but have yet to find a current source that is up to date.
? Is there a trustworthy source ?
? Can it be shipped already programmed to my house ?
? Or does it NEED to go to the dealership to be programmed ?
- Obviously cheaper is good too!
As always, thanks in advance!