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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-17-2013, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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2012 C300 replacement key

I own a 2012 C300 Sport. I also just bought a second key on eBay for it, but the local dealer told me that the purchased key original programming cannot be changed to work on my car. Is that true??
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Yes that is true. Ebay keys are basically worthless unless somebody wants to swap the internal electronics from their car's original key if it were damaged or worn out.
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That's nasty, but a typical case of "buyer beware" - I should have known to ask the fellow for two keys when I bought the car, but I never thought that it would cost close to $200 for a duplicate key. I guess I'll have to live with that.
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