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Discussion in 'Electrics, Vacuum, Ignition and ECU' started by A8 PMJ, Sep 14, 2020.

  1. A8 PMJ

    A8 PMJ Member

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    Hi everyone,
    I recently bought a 2014 E350 BlueTec AMG coupe. Unfortunately it only came with one key. I have spoken to all the independants who supply keys and they all said that they do not have software to programme the key, it is Main dealer only. So far the key has cost me £246 and on Friday they will programme the key for 30mins labour cost. When I enquired how much that would be, I was told it was £81........FFS. I live in Suffolk not central London. An hourly rate of over £160 is disgraceful.
    Am I completely out of touch, or is that 'kin expensive?
     
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    yes! :(
     
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    mioba Senior Member

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    Where did you get the key, seperate then programmed at MB, or MB directly.

    AFAIK, thes keys come pregrammed from Germany.... but someone correct me
     
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    EmilysDad Senior Member

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    Pretty sure the key needs coding to the car (or car to key) where ever the key comes from. MB replaced a faulty key of my car not long after I'd bought the car and they wanted the car & the other key.
     
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    A8 PMJ

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    The key was bought from the main dealer and they say they need to programme the key to the car.
     
  6. Craiglxviii

    Craiglxviii Senior Member

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    ReplacementMercedesKeys in Birmingham do a sterling job...
     
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    A8 PMJ

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    I contacted them and they couldn't help.
     
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    Craiglxviii Senior Member

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    Bugger!!!
     
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    davemercedes Senior Member

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    The MB dealer charges so much...

    ...because you're a captive customer - and they can.

    And they don't even need a licence to print that money.
     
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    A8 PMJ

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    I suspect that is why we call them a "Main Stealer"
     
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