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1999 ML430 lost only key dealer wants $350???

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Yep, lost my one and only key to the ML430. Called the dealer and she says i have to have my Merc towed there (how they do that when i cant get it out of Park is beyond me). So, i have to have it towed, bring my Title, registration and ID. She said they can order the key will take less than 24 hours and they program it and im good to go.

Certainly there has to be a cheaper way and a way i dont have to tow my freaking vehicle?? Please.
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That is correct for vehicle start, but for remote functions you need to have the key programmed to your AAM. You are lucky that they are letting you drive the vehicle in order to get the programming. (Some dealers insist that the vehicle be present before they hand the key over.)

Alternatively, you can put up with having no remote locking until you elect to have the programming done later.
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