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I got a S430L 1999 and it is one of the w220 model.
When I bought it, it only came with the spare key and this morning my dog was chewing it as it was his toy.
The locking and unlocking still works fine but the bit where you put in the key hole is completely f**ked up and it would go in if i really push it in. But however would not start the car.

(May be wrong) But I have heard there is way to program a new key to the car or something or a cheap way to get another key without letting the local merc dealing ripping me off for $500 USD for the key. (In HK by the way)

Any helps would be very much appreciated and if anyway know how to turn the Germany language on the TV screen back into English again (I have accidentally reset it while playing with it the other day)
 

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Buy a new key! and do not try and jam the old one in. or you will damage the EIS! then you have an expense.
 

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Do you have the little flat emergency key (plastic, not metal)? If so you can use that for the time being and then buy a used key from ebay and transfer you internals to the "new" shell.

If not you are stuck going to the dealer for a new key.

Take care and enjoy the ride,
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I got a S430L 1999 and it is one of the w220 model.
When I bought it, it only came with the spare key and this morning my dog was chewing it as it was his toy.
The locking and unlocking still works fine but the bit where you put in the key hole is completely f**ked up and it would go in if i really push it in. But however would not start the car.

(May be wrong) But I have heard there is way to program a new key to the car or something or a cheap way to get another key without letting the local merc dealing ripping me off for $500 USD for the key. (In HK by the way)

Any helps would be very much appreciated and if anyway know how to turn the Germany language on the TV screen back into English again (I have accidentally reset it while playing with it the other day)
I will be in Hong kong Monday or Tuesday and I'm an MB Techyy thingy lol. Give me your email address:thumbsup:
 

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Do you have the little flat emergency key (plastic, not metal)? If so you can use that for the time being and then buy a used key from ebay and transfer you internals to the "new" shell.

If not you are stuck going to the dealer for a new key.

Take care and enjoy the ride,
Greg
Flat emergency key for EIS? you have a metal one for doors and trunk in the main key. But what flat Plastic one? that is a good idea though about swapping shells. Good one.
 

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well i am not even sure how to transfer the internal since it looks as it is sealed off.
Also the IR led looks abit f*cked as well..

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well i am not even sure how to transfer the internal since it looks as it is sealed off.
Also the IR led looks abit f*cked as well..

thx
Damage to the shell is completely immaterial.

Do us all a favor and post a few pics of it. I'll bet you can replace the shell, but once you post pics I may be able to tell you how you can open it up and inspect the board to see if it's okay. If it is you can buy a shell on ebay and you're golden.

Check with your homeowner's insurance as well to see if you're covered for this.

Take care and enjoy the ride,
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After you finish the key replacement process, shoot the dog.
 

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well.. I have taken to the Merc dealer in HK and they said the electronic inside is a bit f*cked and a replacement may be necessary..
Is there anyway to reprogram a new key to the Merc by any chances?
Shoot the dog is a good idea as well.. may be the oven will work as well?
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well.. I have taken to the Merc dealer in HK and they said the electronic inside is a bit f*cked and a replacement may be necessary..
Is there anyway to reprogram a new key to the Merc by any chances?
Shoot the dog is a good idea as well.. may be the oven will work as well?
Sam
The dealer will supply and programme the key for you.:thumbsup:
 

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well.. I have taken to the Merc dealer in HK and they said the electronic inside is a bit f*cked and a replacement may be necessary..
Is there anyway to reprogram a new key to the Merc by any chances?
Shoot the dog is a good idea as well.. may be the oven will work as well?
Sam
Do not joke about that I have eaten dog by mistake in Shenzhen, I think that is illegal in HK? LOL P.S. it really was not that bad.
 

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well.. I have taken to the Merc dealer in HK and they said the electronic inside is a bit f*cked and a replacement may be necessary..
Is there anyway to reprogram a new key to the Merc by any chances?
Shoot the dog is a good idea as well.. may be the oven will work as well?
Sam
A new key is the only thing that can be programmed to the car. Used keys are good for non-electric parts only, once programmed they belong to the car.

(Oven? I thought you were in HK, do they regularly eat dogs there, too?)

Take care and enjoy the ride,
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A new key is the only thing that can be programmed to the car.
So how does it worked? where can i get a new key from and how can i get it programmed to the car.
Yes I am in Hong Kong.
And no we do not eat dog in HK and it is illegal too..

Although there are lot of places in China that has dog, cat, snack, all sort of animals...

I am a veggie btw..
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So how does it worked? where can i get a new key from and how can i get it programmed to the car.
Yes I am in Hong Kong.
And no we do not eat dog in HK and it is illegal too..

Although there are lot of places in China that has dog, cat, snack, all sort of animals...

I am a veggie btw..
Sam
Hi, Sam.

The only place to get a new replacement/additional key is from the dealer and they will verify your identity and ownership and order it, they receive it programmed. Call a couple of them if you have that option, prices can vary quite a bit.

Do you have a second key now? If not buy your new one and then mail me your old one (take out the batteries first). If I can fix it with an old shell I will, if I can't I'll break the circuit board so it can't ever be used even to unlock the car.

Take care and enjoy the ride,
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i only got 1 key for the car and it is the one that has been chewed up.
It will unlock and lock the door.
However when I have sticked it in the car it will not turn the key at all.
Where are you based Greg?
There is only 1 Merc dealer in HK and they like ripping people off too.
Let me get my new key from Merc dealer first
I have ordered it already and it is $37xx HKD too.
Sam
 
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