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post #11 of 36 (permalink) Old 08-21-2004, 12:48 PM
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RE: Remote Key ????

funny that I did try all (in your list) without even knowing it before I got your reply. nothing worked then.
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pity that mate i have the latest autodata disk 2004 which is where that came from but the data you need has been carefully left out but never mind ill keep looking[:)]
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thanks m8 ... I will also call my dealer Monday to see what they'd say.
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RE: Remote Key ????

I have a 1998, E320 wagon.

Only one key and I want to program a blank to have a spare key. The dealer told me that the key was useless and needed to be thrown out. (Hyatt Mercedes in Calgary). Replacement cost $250.

Merchants on ebay who sell blank keys seem to contradict the dealer's claim. They say dealers can synchronize or program my blank key and I should not take no for an answer. Well... I got a clear NO from the dealer.

Who is lying?

I read no negative ebay comments regarding false claims by merchants so I imagine other customers are happy with their decision to buy blanks.

Can anyone help me?

If not, let's find software to do this ourselves.

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the stealer can re-program a used key if they really want to but as we all know its cash in the back pocket[?]
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sorry guys, but im gonna level with you. you CANNOT
reprogram a smart key. your key is matched to only your vin number, and cannot be changed. the key contains a type of rom (or read only memory. one the specifics have been entered into the key, they cannot be changed. its so specific, that you need to tell a dealer when you order a key whether its a replacement for a lost key, or a addtional key. the EIS (or electronc ignition switch) is what you plug your smart key into. it has 8 specific key tracks. you can never have more than 8 keys for your smartkey benz. each track has 200,000 rolling codes. once these codes are "used" the key is useless and must be replaced. once all keys are used, the EIS has to be replaced. mercedes made these items this way so that you couldnt take any old smartkey to a dealer, give thema vin and have it programmed. then you could just specify the vin of any desired benz and POOF! youve got a key for it. the only "programming" that happens when you stick the key into the ignition is the EIS is identifying the key number (which track it is) and then varifies its current rolling code. once again, sorry guys. but why would the dealer turn you down to program a key, if there labor rate is 100 dollars and hour and it only takes 20 seconds? they wouldnt. thats pure frofit for the tech and the dealership.
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RE: Remote Key ????

according to MB Laguna Niguel's Service center, a used key can be added to a different car so long as there are still available slots in the ignition system.

next time my car is in, i'll give them my extra key to add on.

we'll see.
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RE: Remote Key ????

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according to MB Laguna Niguel's Service center, a used key can be added to a different car so long as there are still available slots in the ignition system.

next time my car is in, i'll give them my extra key to add on.

we'll see.
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I got a 97 S500 and doesnt have the smart key system, so is that mean i can get the key from ebay and reprogram myself?
It looks kinda simple from the previous replies. Just aimed at the rear mirror and press the remote twice, then start the car... is that true? Anyone try that before?
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I'm curious as well. Any news?
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