|11-01-2006, 03:58 PM||#1 (permalink)|
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?
MERCDADS = Mercedes Dealers Are Donkeys
Last edited by Sarge786; 11-02-2006 at 06:34 AM.
|11-02-2006, 05:22 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Date registered: Feb 2005
Vehicle: V 220 CDI Trend
Location: Bern, CH
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 ...
|11-02-2006, 05:38 AM||#3 (permalink)|
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
Last edited by Sarge786; 11-02-2006 at 06:36 AM.
|11-02-2006, 06:44 AM||#4 (permalink)|
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.
|07-21-2007, 10:17 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Date registered: Jan 2007
Vehicle: 108d big orange shaggin wagon got a v280
Location: south yorkshire
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
|07-22-2007, 04:46 AM||#8 (permalink)|
Date registered: May 2007
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
|07-22-2007, 05:57 AM||#9 (permalink)|
Date registered: Mar 2005
Location: In Virtual Reality
Last edited by Punjabi; 07-22-2007 at 05:59 AM.
|07-26-2007, 08:06 AM||#10 (permalink)|
Date registered: Jul 2007
Vehicle: 1994 BMW 740i
Location: Miami, Florida
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"
Last edited by lnvaldes; 07-26-2007 at 12:03 PM.
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