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Programmer/Systems Analyst working mostly in PHP/HTML/CSS. Enthusiast follower of User Experience topics and solutions.


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awarded  Scholar
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accepted How can I remove rust from a screw thread without harming paint?
Jun
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accepted I lost my Mercedes smart key, how do I get a new one?
Jun
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comment Does repeated turning on/off Xenon HID headlights harm them?
@RoryAlsop Hm, really? So my 6 year old bulbs should last quite a while still for example?
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awarded  Citizen Patrol
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comment How do the audio controls on the steering wheel communicate with the radio?
You don't need much room for a wire...
Jun
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comment How to determine if a Mercedes key is original?
@Alex huh, I'll have to investigate, in all the Benz forums I've never heard of someone successfully reprogramming a key
Jun
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comment How to determine if a Mercedes key is original?
@Alex really? Which key was it? Are you sure it was used? They shouldn't be able to be erased
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revised How to determine if a Mercedes key is original?
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revised I lost my Mercedes smart key, how do I get a new one?
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comment How to determine if a Mercedes key is original?
Getting the "emergency key" right really is important so make sure it fits before you leave the dealer; I've got a $170 key fob sitting in a drawer because they got the wrong part and I'm waiting for them to ship the right one.
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suggested suggested edit on How to determine if a Mercedes key is original?
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answered How to determine if a Mercedes key is original?
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awarded  Teacher
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comment How to determine if a Mercedes key is original?
Oh....no one else makes the keys except Mercedes' manufacturers. I'm not familiar with any one else offering keys smart keys (or emergency keys for that matter)
Jun
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comment Can I reprogram a used Mercedes smart key?
The one thing I never did turn up was an official Mercedes resource on this, though I've confirmed this with a Mercedes authorized dealer.
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awarded  Commentator
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comment How to determine if a Mercedes key is original?
Related (I think...) mechanics.stackexchange.com/questions/3681/…
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comment Can I reprogram a used Mercedes smart key?
Spent a couple hours scouring info about these keys so I thought I'd share in a more succinct manner
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revised Can I reprogram a used Mercedes smart key?
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