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Old 11-01-2006, 02:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Programming A New Spare Key Fob/remote

Hi guys, There is a way to programme a new/replacement, I am trying to find this out, does anyone know?

Mercdads say it takes 4-6 hours to programme (yeh right) plus they kindly offered to charge me £170+(labour) out of the kindness of their hearts, (all together now...AHH) bless their little box of spanners.

Anyone know how then guys?



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Old 11-02-2006, 04:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I've been really badly burnt on this one, ended up Merc dealer ripping me off for over £300 , gaining nothing and telling ME off. But the dealership bit has been covered enough, just don't go to the one in Reading, UK.

So, I will repeat what I was told.

- V classes can only be done at Merc Car dealerships.
- You MUST have a new un-coded key*, this is best oredered from the dealership that will do the work. You have to order it with ID and V5 (in UK)
* - DO NOT get one off eBay ... they will more than likely "used" or pre-coded.
- Be prepared to wait as it requires a call to the head office to get an code.
- The metal key part is not included and is ordered separately.

Also check carefully with the dealership the actual cost and find one that has a technician that has done it before, you do not want one "playing" with it to find it goes wrong then you could land yourself a bill to replace the system and it also has to be coded to the ECU.

My advice is not to go near this unless you have a specific requirements.

If you do go ahead, good luck ...
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Old 11-02-2006, 04:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I've been really badly burnt on this one, ended up Merc dealer ripping me off for over £300 , gaining nothing and telling ME off. But the dealership bit has been covered enough, just don't go to the one in Reading, UK.

So, I will repeat what I was told.

- V classes can only be done at Merc Car dealerships.
- You MUST have a new un-coded key*, this is best oredered from the dealership that will do the work. You have to order it with ID and V5 (in UK)
* - DO NOT get one off eBay ... they will more than likely "used" or pre-coded.
- Be prepared to wait as it requires a call to the head office to get an code.
- The metal key part is not included and is ordered separately.

Also check carefully with the dealership the actual cost and find one that has a technician that has done it before, you do not want one "playing" with it to find it goes wrong then you could land yourself a bill to replace the system and it also has to be coded to the ECU.

My advice is not to go near this unless you have a specific requirements.

If you do go ahead, good luck ...
Hi, Firstly the dealership part is NEVER covered enough mate, it falls on deaf ears and thieving hands of the Mercdads.

I needed to programme a remote to arm/disarm the alarm, which also locks/unlocks the car rather than the need for starting it, as I CAN get a key cut from my local Locksmith who CAN copy the transponder and cut a simple key (5 minutes work) for the starting of my car, however, this doesn't cover the arming/disarming, and doors.

KEY = Local locksmith = £25
KEY = Mercdads = £170(+) part + labour =£340(+)

Take your choice

Thanks for the info mate

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Old 11-02-2006, 05:44 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Programming instructions?!

Below is the instructions on how to programme Mercedes remote Keys, HOWEVER this has not worked in my case, as either is won't work for my model OR, the 2 remotes I have tried it on are of the wrong type.

I decided to post it in case it helps someone else! the instructions are written EXACTLY as I got them.


How to Program Mercedes Remote Keys

The transponder chip inside the key must be synchronized to the cars
immobiliser (for starting car) to proceed with these steps.

1. Place transmitter key in ignition lock and turn to position 2

2. Extract transmitter key from ignition lock

3. Within 10 seconds:
press (close) pushbutton, hold and simultaneously press (open)
pushbutton five times one after the other release pushbuttons and then
press one of the two pushbuttons once

It may also be necessary to synchronize a transmitter key if the
battery in the transmitter key has been replaced.



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Old 07-19-2007, 05:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thumbs up this man can copy any kind of keys

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Yeh but he looks like he's in United Arab Emirates!

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Old 07-21-2007, 09:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i lost my key once for my 230 kommpressor rang dealer and was told i needed to go to dealers wi my logbook id to order a key thay told me all keys are orded in from head office in germany and can take up to two weeks to arrive £80 plus vat but luck was on my side got it back
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Old 07-22-2007, 03:46 AM   #8 (permalink)
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im a key cutter down here in cornwall there are non main dealers who do programing of cripto rolling code chips ,
i do fixed chiped keys up to 98ish ,then cloning of ford keys up to 2002 ish ,
now the remots on mercs are the same set up as vw ,seat ,audi ,
a guy came in to wk n wanted a new blade cutting for his newish vw ,i did ask about programing the key ,he bought a black box what pluged into the cars engine managment system n allowed him to program him self .
ive seen these for rover to allow n program the 2 button remote s,
then the new remote disarms the imbolizer ,

but for some Diesel motors to bypass the imbolizer all you need is a live from batt to the Diesel pump ,ive done this on fords n discoverys
also if theres a way of programing the remote with reguards to the rolling code chip for a spare , all you got to do is place the chipped key minus the remote (they norn seperate in 2 )
behind the plastic casing of ighnition near the wire for the signal
to over ride the ibmolizer !!
then a standard flip key with remote alot cheeper
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Originally Posted by Sarge786
Hi guys, There is a way to programme a new/replacement, I am trying to find this out, does anyone know?

Mercdads say it takes 4-6 hours to programme (yeh right) plus they kindly offered to charge me £170+(labour) out of the kindness of their hearts, (all together now...AHH) bless their little box of spanners.

Anyone know how then guys?



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Afraid it is a MERCDAD job! When I bought my V230, it came with the 2 sets of the remote keys (type with the folding steel key into the fob). One key worked fine with remote lock, etc. but the other key would work with the remote locking but would not start the car! I went to the local MERCDAD and explained the situaution. The "inexperienced" young chap assured me with an air of false confidence that the answer to problem lies in a new key which has to be ordered from Germany and would cost £80 +VAT. I said that I did not need the key but just the existing fob re-programmed. He insisted and I obliged! 2 weeks later the new key arrives from Germany and I tries it! Yes, you guessed it.....it did not start the car! MERCDAD then tell me an extra £80 +VAT would be required for the key programme! I said BULL and threw the Consumer Law Book at them....."product not fit for purpose...." and requested an immediate refund or they would be on WACTHDOG! The Service Manager gave me a symphathetic ear and ordered the punk who had tried to fib me to programme my key free of charge. It took them about 15 minutes to have the key ready! So, until we get a MERCDAD Technician doing some "moonshining" work, we have to rely on the MERCDADS for this service!...............

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Coding Transponders

The only way to code the key remote transponder is to have access to the centrallocking computer. You have to sync the keys to the vehicle before the vehicle will recognize the transponder. Anyone who tells you different is lying. Remember you are not programming the key, actually you are coding the central locking computer to recognize the keys(transponder) frequency. The are a few aftermarket systems capable of coding and programming to the Mercedes onboard systems. Autologic and Carsoft are the best known.

PS By the way Punjabi I think you meant "moonlighting"

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