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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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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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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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answered 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?
Lots of info about how the smart keys work (and why they can't be reprogrammed after pairing to a car) here: benzworld.org/forums/w210-e-class/…
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comment How to determine if a Mercedes key is original?
The keys use the same unlocking mechanism but the new styles of keys are different (and much nicer). If you buy a new key you'll get the new style. Mercedes keys don't need any hardware to be accociated, you just plug it into your car. However I've heard you're SOL if it's a used key, as they can only be programmed once.
Jun
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comment New headlight lenses?
Do they actually sell the lenses separately or would the whole fixture need replacing? Looks like the whole fixture for my car is easily $150 per light (mercedes not subaru).
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