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j trevor smith

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hi all , i have just joind the site and what i need to know is how do i get a spare key for my ML . I have been told that i will only get one from a MB dealer , is that right ?
 

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Correct, V5 and passport id needed, then it has to be coded to the car at a extra cost!!

Welcome to the forums!!
 

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Welcome to the forum :D:D the cost is around £200
 

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Correct, V5 and passport id needed, then it has to be coded to the car at a extra cost!!

Welcome to the forums!!
Ive got a few keys now for various cars and never had to have them coded SAM.. unless for the newer models...??
 

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Mine worked straight out of the box (3 button electronic key), but i believe the ML retained the flip out key blade style fob for longer than other main stream models, and i believe these needed additional programming.
 
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Sorry to hijack the thread here.. :Oops:

I've just bought a 2000 CLK 230 convertible and the 2nd key has an issue. :(

It apparently unlocks the doors, but doesn't work the ignition (it's one of the 'triangular' shaped 'infra red' keys if that helps?)

Any suggestions-am I in for a £200 bill already? :shock:

Thanks.
 

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Sorry to hijack the thread here.. :Oops:

I've just bought a 2000 CLK 230 convertible and the 2nd key has an issue. :(

It apparently unlocks the doors, but doesn't work the ignition (it's one of the 'triangular' shaped 'infra red' keys if that helps?)

Any suggestions-am I in for a £200 bill already? :shock:

Thanks.

Sounds like it:)!!
 

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It could be out of synchronisation with the car, or have low battery power.
Try resynching and/or batteries first.
 
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It could be out of synchronisation with the car, or have low battery power.
Try resynching and/or batteries first.

The previous owner said he had changed the batteries (I will change them anyway to be 100% certain), but how do I resynch the key please?
 

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Sorry to hijack the thread here.. :Oops:

I've just bought a 2000 CLK 230 convertible and the 2nd key has an issue. :(

It apparently unlocks the doors, but doesn't work the ignition (it's one of the 'triangular' shaped 'infra red' keys if that helps?)

Any suggestions-am I in for a £200 bill already? :shock:

Thanks.

Post it to me and I will see if it can be fixed
 

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:shock:

Should I be scared!?

No offence meant, remember I'm a n00b here! :lol:

Well a member posted me his 2 keys, that did not work,,I charged him £20 each to fix them and he has not posted back since
 

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I should not think you would have any problem with Malcolm. he's been round here for a long time. He has a good reputation.
 

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If the key operates the central locking, it does "not" need re-synching. The re-synching procedure is to synchronise the locking codes, so the remote locking operates and has nothing to do with the starting of the vehicle, (3/2 button electronic key).

Take Malc up on his offer, hes your only chance of getting the key repaired, as MB will not even attempt or admit that they can be repaired, let alone have any bits available to repair them.
 
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I should not think you would have any problem with Malcolm. he's been round here for a long time. He has a good reputation.

In any case, he is electronically tagged and is not allowed to leave home in daylight hours....:lol:
 
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For information,
If the key operates the central locking, it does "not" need re-synching. The re-synching procedure is to synchronise the locking codes, so the remote locking operates and has nothing to do with the starting of the vehicle, (3/2 button electronic key).

Take Malc up on his offer, hes your only chance of getting the key repaired, as MB will not even attempt or admit that they can be repaired, let alone have any bits available to repair them.

Good info, thank you. :)
 

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I cant fix all keys, and have managed to fix about 27 from 40

In cases where the remote is fine, but the car will not start this is mainly as the key has been dropped and a coil breaks off.

I buy keys from Ebay to get the parts,,if I cannot fix,then no charge.
Also I do not think that anyone else anywhere fixes them, not for the DAS keys anyway.

Yes I am shocked the the last guy where I fixed both has not even paid the £40 that I asked,,I saved him £400
 
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I cant fix all keys, and have managed to fix about 27 from 40

In cases where the remote is fine, but the car will not start this is mainly as the key has been dropped and a coil breaks off.

I buy keys from Ebay to get the parts,,if I cannot fix,then no charge.
Also I do not think that anyone else anywhere fixes them, not for the DAS keys anyway.

Yes I am shocked the the last guy where I fixed both has not even paid the £40 that I asked,,I saved him £400

Hi Malcom, I'd like to take you up on your offer if I may?

What's the next step?
 

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