Date registered: Dec 2012
Vehicle: 87 560SL, 71 280SL euro, 74 VW Ghia, 78 280Z Black Pearl, 78 280Z, 04 Corolla, 07 Odyssey, 94 Prizm
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well, think about this. The key costs 500. Your vehicle is worth a whole lot more. To me, the value of my key is worth the cost of my car. I would not risk my vehicle being stolen for 500 if it will cost me more to replace my car. Your vehicle is equipped with DAS2 anti-theft system. Without a working key, there will be no Drive Authorization and will not enable engine start. the keys use a certain amount of rolling codes. If i recall, it is around 200,000 ignition cycles. once u have used them all, the key is no longer usable. You can take it to your local MB dealer to see what keys have been used. With DAS2, there are only 8 key tracks, which means you can only use 8 keys for the vehicle. You are normally given 2, so that would be key 2 and 3. Key 1 looks like a mickey mouse key and has no IR for keyless entry. If key 2 is no longer usable, the replacement key will use key track 4 and now you have another 200,000 keycycle to use with your vehicle. They key will already come programmed from MB. The only thing to do at the dealer will be relearning the IR for your keyless entry, as this cannot be done manually (not that i know).