Remote Key Programming of 2nd hand key

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If you buy a remote control key off Ebay, from a scrapped car, (1999 SLK) can you get them programed to operate your car and if so is this only done at MB and what is approx cost. I take it that the syncronisation of the key in the manual is for a key that has already been programmed.
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As far as I know, new keys can only be ordered from Mercedes.
There are machines available on E-Bay which the sellers claim can program Mercedes keys but I do not know if anyone has ever had it done.

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You have to get another key from MB they cannot be re programmed
 
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Thank you
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to the very best of my informed and experienced knowledge (14yrs full time merc only diagnostics), keys are coded to one car only and cannot be swapped for obvious security reasons.
 

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to the very best of my informed and experienced knowledge (14yrs full time merc only diagnostics), keys are coded to one car only and cannot be swapped for obvious security reasons.

Just think what life would be like if it was otherwise "have you seen my car":D:D
 

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You can code a Ford key (new blank) by just putting it in ignition with door open.
Dealers dont tell you this !!! :)

Have you tried it on a merc ?
 

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I need to start selling keys on flea-bay. i would make a mint!!

No need to sell keys, just sell the information!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MERCEDES-KEY-...s_SM?hash=item1e57b392b0&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

As we all know it cannot be done, you've got to admire the disclaimer at the bottom of the page!

Please be advised that these instructions have NOT been tested so I cannot accept any responsibility if they fail. Bought at own risk and as seen.

BUY YOUR INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE ONE YOU CAN TRUST



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Keys are coded in Germany at Mercedes, keys are coded to the chassis of the car and are coded once only so once coded they cannot be recoded.

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If you buy a remote control key off Ebay, from a scrapped car, (1999 SLK) can you get them programed to operate your car and if so is this only done at MB and what is approx cost. I take it that the syncronisation of the key in the manual is for a key that has already been programmed.
Brian

if you still have the original key, swap the circuit boards over.???
 

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that ebay auction is just selling info on how to synchronise your key, not reprogram it
 

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that ebay auction is just selling info on how to synchronise your key, not reprogram it
Which is posted for free in our DIY section! :p
 

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that ebay auction is just selling info on how to synchronise your key, not reprogram it

Not So, one can buy a key on E bay , the one i had the plastic buttons cracked and split, rendering it useless, do`nt know what happened to it, but it kept openning my boot every time i got near the car, so i bought a key on Ebay and swapped the circuit board over which is coded to my car, plus the metal key, saved me £200 smackers, not bad for half an hours work.
 

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No need to sell keys, just sell the information!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MERCEDES-KEY-...s_SM?hash=item1e57b392b0&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

As we all know it cannot be done, you've got to admire the disclaimer at the bottom of the page!

Please be advised that these instructions have NOT been tested so I cannot accept any responsibility if they fail. Bought at own risk and as seen.

BUY YOUR INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE ONE YOU CAN TRUST


Russ

Hi,
Just looked at this auction and his instructions will work as he states cars upto 97, these keys were the single button flip type key fob. The info he is selling is freely available all over this forum, it can be written in about 3 sentences!!!, and freely available from your local MB dealer, its amazing what people will buy because they think their saving money.
 
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