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Hi guys, i have a 2004 SLK 280 but it only came with one key. I was wondering if i could buy a used remote from ebay such as this one and re-program the remote by myself without taking it to the dealership?
 

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Only Mercedes can "program" remotes and if you want a second key you go to a dealer and buy a new one. Those sold on eBay are either souveniers or paper weights.
 

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what do you mean by souvenir or paper weight?
Its part of the antitheft system, otherwise anyone could go get a remote and steal a car.
Thats why an MB dealership has to program the remote.
 

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they are unprogrammed keys. The dealer cant program keys only the warehouse/distribution center. The dealer can sync keys but only if its ordered from a dealer and already programmed. And dont bother trying to get a key sent out to get programmed because its not going to happen. Dont waste your money on ebay or aftmkt crap. Just go to a dealer and suck it up.
 
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