Does it do neither?
On mine only one function works, the other broke. It's a plastic coupler called the "dog bone" that gets brittle and breaks. I can hear the motor running if I move the switch.
I bought a bag of 3 of them to replace it but haven't bothered to do the job. Laying on my back...
yet another example of why we should all have min of 2 @ Smart Keys
both keys have same behavior, it's EIS
only 1 key screws up, it's that key
I'm going 300-400 miles tomorrow, 2nd key will be with me because I know that a cup of coffee or a puddle can turn the first one into a cute piece of...
Mine died right around that mileage. It happens.
But I have no idea what it's first 125,000 we're like.
Got it rebuilt at Sun Valley for $1,700 installed. Worked like new after that until day I sold it
I was lazy and just put a Comand system to replace the Audio 20 it came with. Pretty straightforward but issue with year. IIRC 2007 and later used different than 2005 and 2006. First one I put in I could not adjust clock.
Sound is good enough. The GPS is pretty "quaint" compared to Google Maps...
That key seems odd to me.
No Panic button is usually European. In which case it would not be right frequency.
Or maybe they changed key blanks at MB.
Frequency usually stamped inside
Anyone seen one like that before in US?
Or could be Chinese clone key, all sorts of wacky ones on Ebay
of you can hear motor running it is the "dog bone"
small piece of plastic that connects motor to mechanism
plastic snaps like a twig, bone did long ago
i bought a bag of the "dog bones" but have yet to go do the work
my 500 gets crap mileage but that is due to LA and living on a hill. most drives are a series a spurts and short parking stints on various roads and freeways
i usually get 9 MPG in town, but upwards of 27 on freeway
swapping SM chips is a breeze when you have a hot air station
just did a key and watching the surface tension of metal as a liquid "float" the chip into place is an awesome thing. the NEC chip literally rights and centers itself where it needs to be
but i know what I'm doing for this...
i agree 100%.
on anything more than 100 miles away i get my 2nd key out of the safe.
if i have a companion who drives, I ask them to hold on to it. Point being, putting both in my bag would be stupid.
much easier than other options