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Lately I have been having a problem with my keyless Fob for my C320, 2001. When it is cold like first start in the morning, i have to put it and take it out several times before it will activate the ignition and start. This has been going on for about 3 weeks now. I have replaced the batteries. Any solutions anyone???? Please help/
 

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Hi Guys...
I had an issue where my car would not unlock anytime it was cold in the evenings. Sometimes it would take a few clicks, but as it got colder, it could take a few hours and sometimes it just would not unlock, start, etc. after an exhaustive forum research with no results, I contacted my local Mercedes Benz dealer in Lynwood, WA and spoke with Garrett. He told me that it was most likely the EIS and they had seen this before. Sure enough that was it. It was not the battery, remotes, or anything of the sort. It was the EIS and I spent about $900.00 to get it replaced (it has to be coded, keyed, etc.). Everything is perfect now, but the expense was painful. However, not nearly as painful as waiting for my car to open in the morning. If your car has other issues other than not responding to the remote, it could be something else. BUt basically, if the remote wont open it or the ignition wont recognize the key, this is it! They are great cars which is why we drive them...but sometimes we have to bite the bullet. Good luck...B
 

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Lately I have been having a problem with my keyless Fob for my C320, 2001. When it is cold like first start in the morning, i have to put it and take it out several times before it will activate the ignition and start. This has been going on for about 3 weeks now. I have replaced the batteries. Any solutions anyone???? Please help/
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Hi Guys...
I had an issue where my car would not unlock anytime it was cold in the evenings. Sometimes it would take a few clicks, but as it got colder, it could take a few hours and sometimes it just would not unlock, start, etc. after an exhaustive forum research with no results, I contacted my local Mercedes Benz dealer in Lynwood, WA and spoke with Garrett. He told me that it was most likely the EIS and they had seen this before. Sure enough that was it. It was not the battery, remotes, or anything of the sort. It was the EIS and I spent about $900.00 to get it replaced (it has to be coded, keyed, etc.). Everything is perfect now, but the expense was painful. However, not nearly as painful as waiting for my car to open in the morning. If your car has other issues other than not responding to the remote, it could be something else. BUt basically, if the remote wont open it or the ignition wont recognize the key, this is it! They are great cars which is why we drive them...but sometimes we have to bite the bullet. Good luck...B
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