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I hope Mercedes Benz see these post..BECAUSE THEY NEED TOO!!!!! MULTIMILLION DOLLAR COMPANY THAT DO CARE ABOUT THERE PRODUCT..SAD..JUST SAD!!!
 

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Correction Big Al. Daimler is a multi-billion dollar company. Indeed, the loss they took on the Daimler-Chrysler 'marriage made in hell' has recently only marginally been exceeded by the VAG (Volkswagen-Audi Group) "Dieselgate". The net loss for Daimler was somewhere around $8B. The Daimler that emerged from that 'divorce' was and is a changed company.
 

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I'm confused on their website, and will give them a call in the morning. Are they changing what is already in the car? I have 1 working RF key fob remote. Anything additional to have to start the car would be excellent. Can they clone what's there or does it change with the new key rendering my current MB original inop?

Why amis everyone going in circles over keys if this is a viable solution?
 

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I'm confused on their website, and will give them a call in the morning. Are they changing what is already in the car? I have 1 working RF key fob remote. Anything additional to have to start the car would be excellent. Can they clone what's there or does it change with the new key rendering my current MB original inop?

Why amis everyone going in circles over keys if this is a viable solution?
I read the website also and was a bit confused too. It sounds like they actually replace a module in the car to make them compatible with the electronics in their keys. If so, that's not a great solution unless you absolutely must have new keys. It's not the worst solution -- and it's certainly better than nothing -- but it's not ideal, mostly because your existing keys will cease functioning. And if something goes wrong with their system, you have to hope they're available to support it.

Another problem is that this is only a solution for 1996 and later cars. All the earlier cars an infrared key system, which this company doesn't address.

At best, this is a half-solution. If you have a 1996+ and you're down to your last key and/or have no key at all, this will be an immediate remedy. Everyone else is probably better off waiting for Mercedes to get their act together.
 

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The earlier car lock, unlock system (pre-96) can be replaced or supplemented with an RF system. Several of us have done it. Far more range than the IR system, and cheap to boot. A generic $25 system works fine, and comes with two flip key remotes with blank keys that can be cut by many locksmiths. I'm using them on both of my S600 coupes. If you have a pre-96 W140, there's no reason to mess with IR remotes, and pay Mercedes exhorbinent prices if they ever make them available again. There's instructions in this forum somewhere.
Even if the trivial pre-96 immobilizer screws up (which is unrelated to the locks), it can be easily defeated by jumping two terminals on a relay.



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