How many key sets you'd get

aznuls

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Hi All,

I am about to purchase a clk209 2004 from a dealer and i was told that they only have just one key. I was wondering if anyone here can tell me the no of keys that come with the car and other key related items ie chip card or the metal bit (sorry for not using the correct lingo) :).

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There should be two keys per car. A new key costs about £250 so factor that into the price that you pay. Keys are only available from MB - there are six registered for your car at time of manufacture.

I don't know if the newer models also come with the emergency "card" key.

I was under the impression that it is possible to de-register keys, using STAR. I would discuss this with an MB dealer as otherwise the last owner could drive off with your car.
 

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I own a 2004 CLK and I can assure you that MB issue 2 sets of keys per car. The sales man is talking rubbish !! Each plastic key is also a vital part of the immobiliser system and incorporated within the this key is a metal emergency key for use if the main electronic key runs out of battery.
 

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As Benzman above always 2 keys plus if early keyless go you get 2 cards as well
 
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Thanks guys for the clarification and saved me £250. i will get the dealer to reduce the car price for the same amount or give me a new key for free. Glad that i joined the right forum. Cheers guys. It is very much appreciated.
 

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I would get them to provide a key before you hand over the folding.
 

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I think you were being fobbed off by the dealer :razz:
 

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Thanks guys for the clarification and saved me £250. i will get the dealer to reduce the car price for the same amount or give me a new key for free. Glad that i joined the right forum. Cheers guys. It is very much appreciated.

and note that used keys (from eBay etc) can't readily be reprogrammed with very special kit, so don't be fobbed (thanks to S80) off with a cheap solution.
 

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Cobblers !!!!! .. 2 sets of key's and related items, come with any new MB ........... tell em you want both sets, or the deal is off !!!

Someones on an earner here !!!
 
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I am going to check the car out this Sat and will definitely insist the additional key from them. Thanks guys for the advice. I will provide an update once i have looked at the car. Cheers
 

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Problem is whilst that "lost" key is floating around someone could drive off with your new pride and joy.

Even if they supply a new key, you should investigate getting the lost one unregistered from the car.
 

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Echoed. A new key will need to be formatted and programmed for your vehicle. You could expect to pay anywhere between £180 and £400 for this. It is wise to get a second key as it could save you money when it comes to reselling, or in the unfortunate circumstances where you lock yourself out of the car or lose your key. If you only have one key you will have to either break into your car or have it recovered to a garage. Expensive!
 

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Well he's had over 5 years to get it sorted out... ;)
 

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