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Maybe new owner - keyless go query

Discussion in 'Electrics, Vacuum, Ignition and ECU' started by rlw, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. rlw

    rlw Senior Member

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    Hi

    I saw a CLK55 today which was very nice but the owner said that the only way to open the drivers door was with the key fob - the passenger door worked OK as did all the other keyless functions. He reckoned that it needed some new parts in the door at a cost of about £1K so had left it. Would these point to other issues; is that figure of about £1K about right and would it worry you?

    I can't really see the point of the keyless system and have never had a car that didn't use the key or the fob buttons so it not working fully wouldn't be the end of the world nut I don't want to start off with a problem which may get worse.

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  2. Cole@MBS

    Cole@MBS Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    most common cause is just the door handle, around £200 quid.

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    television Always remembered RIP

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    If the passenger door worked and the car started keyless, then more than likely just a £185 drivers door handle needed, and 10 mins to fit there is not much more to it
     
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    drmw Moderator

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    If it is full keyless, then the problem is probably the door handle (not uncommon - prone to water ingress).

    Replacement is (from memory) about £170 for a new handle - cannot think what the £1000 indicated is for.

    Once you get used to keyless it is something you find difficult to do without
     
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    Thanks - the £1K idea came from Chelsea MB - I am learning quickly here.....
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    That was funny :D:D:D they need your money more than you do :D
     
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