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Any ideas where I can purchase replacement flip out key fobs and have the keys cut in DFW area for my 2002 SLK320. Just bought the car and it came with one and the remote wont do anything. Not sure if this is any kind of transponder key or not, but the key does unlock and lock the doors and starts and operates the car. Not really wanting to deal with the dealerships if I can avoid it. Thanks in advance.
 

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The keys are burnt in Germany by VIN number. They were out of stock but I recall reading somewhere they are now in.
I had to buy a second one for my 2013 C63 AMG and it cost me about $450 CDN so they are expensive.
They come complete with fob.
Fob parts are easy to get. They go together differently than the OEM fob but I find my keys to be ok. I removed the logo from the old ones.


https://www.ebay.ca/itm/2-Button-Flip-Remote-Key-Shell-Case-Fit-For-Mercedes-Benz-A-C-E-S-W168-W202-W203/263781577909?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
 

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Update: Went to Park Place Mercedes in Fort Worth, Tx. Ordered 2 replacement master keys $90.96 total, by 0900 and received them same day by 14:30, Talk about service. Decided against the flip out fob because of the cost. $359
 

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Any ideas where I can purchase replacement flip out key fobs and have the keys cut in DFW area for my 2002 SLK320. Just bought the car and it came with one and the remote wont do anything. Not sure if this is any kind of transponder key or not, but the key does unlock and lock the doors and starts and operates the car. Not really wanting to deal with the dealerships if I can avoid it. Thanks in advance.
Dumb question, but have you tried new batteries in the fob?
 

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mew after-market remote

You can get a new after-market remote from remotesremotes.com. They work but you still have to get somebody to program it and cut the key. I would check their list of locksmiths to see if there is one near you before ordering. They are $99 plus cost of cutting and programming. Still beats dealer.
 

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You can get a new after-market remote from remotesremotes.com. They work but you still have to get somebody to program it and cut the key. I would check their list of locksmiths to see if there is one near you before ordering. They are $99 plus cost of cutting and programming. Still beats dealer.

So you must have done this. Who cut your key and what did they use as a pattern? An existing key I presume. As to the programming who did that for you?
 

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So you must have done this. Who cut your key and what did they use as a pattern? An existing key I presume. As to the programming who did that for you?
This might work

https://itstillruns.com/reprogram-mercedes-remote-5014706.html

FWIW, I needed new keys for my Magnum. Got them online and found instructions as to how to program the new keys using the old keys and a specific set of steps using the car itself.

Dont know this will work for OP but it may.
 

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I just went to the local Orlando dealer for a new flip out key and ordered one for $178.92. However, I think I got lucky as they quoted me $278.92 over the phone! Maybe try a few local dealers for comparisons?
 

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This might work

https://itstillruns.com/reprogram-mercedes-remote-5014706.html

FWIW, I needed new keys for my Magnum. Got them online and found instructions as to how to program the new keys using the old keys and a specific set of steps using the car itself.

Dont know this will work for OP but it may.
Hi Len,

What's a Magnum please, is it MB Engined Dodge or somesuch ??

Normally MB Keys whether DAS 2, Franken DAS (V6 R170), or DAS 3, (the IR / RF blade-less MB Key like with R171), when bought from MB they need no programming at all, should just put in Ign and start right up ;)

The RF on the Key Fob Buttons may need some sort of synch, although that said I've never been asked how, or can I do by a customer.

I've had 2 MB's now with flip out remote keys never needed to synch ??????????????

Dunno lol :wink:

Cheers Dave
 

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Hi Len,

What's a Magnum please, is it MB Engined Dodge or somesuch ??

Normally MB Keys whether DAS 2, Franken DAS (V6 R170), or DAS 3, (the IR / RF blade-less MB Key like with R171), when bought from MB they need no programming at all, should just put in Ign and start right up ;)

The RF on the Key Fob Buttons may need some sort of synch, although that said I've never been asked how, or can I do by a customer.

I've had 2 MB's now with flip out remote keys never needed to synch ??????????????

Dunno lol :wink:

Cheers Dave
Dave, Dodge Magnum was built 2004-2008 in conjunction with Daimler-Benz. That is why I made the suggestion.


2005 Dodge Magnum with the 357 (baby) hemi (acctually, a psuedo hemi)

In 1998, Chrysler merged with German automaker Daimler-Benz to form DaimlerChrysler AG; the merger proved contentious with investors. As a result, Chrysler was sold to Cerberus Capital Management and renamed Chrysler LLC in 2007.

I did have both keys when bought new and both worked as required. It was when I needed backups as it was becoming apparent these keys failed after X years as noted by other users.

Using both original keys AND the car ignition, I was able to program (by myself) two replacements. A locksmith cut the keys for me but I programmed them myself.
 

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Have exactly the same problem as wcurdog, but a bit confused by administrator's reply vis-a-vis wcurdog's second input. Is the 'master key' something other than the standard flip/transponder?

Just picking up the threads with my one-day old 320 SLK Spec Edition, which replaced my sad old 230 SLK with the blown roof hydraulics and the associated side window problem. with which a got super help from the forum.

More questions to come, particularly about the cup holder, which the previous owner seems to have glued (?) shut in frustration (my 6-year older 230 one was still working perfectly!)
 

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Hi,

There is no "Master Key" on an MB, usually they are supplied from factory with 2 keys and some also come with a Valet Key which will only open doors and start engine, not trunk and glovebox.

R170 are DAS 2 or "Franken" DAS on V6's and IIRC 4 cyl facelifts, ( @Turdo2 will correct me if I'm wrong there) ......... Both are flip blade key.

There are a maximum of 8 keys that can be allocated to the Immo Module on DAS 2 Cars, not certain but I think "Franken" DAS is the same.

On DAS 3 Cars, they are IR Keys.

Keys on Segment 1 and 2 only of EIS can be Keyless Go if fitted, and up to 32 total keys can be bought of which IIRC the first 2 (maybe 3) keys can be programmed to personal settings, i.e. Seat Memory, Steering Wheel Memory, Mirror Memory, HVAC Settings etc etc etc if the Car model supports that option, like my W220 does ;) .....................

So Mel uses her Key on my W220, the Seat, ALL Mirrors etc etc all automatically adjusts to her settings, then when I go to unlock it with my Key it all goes back to my preferences :grin: Cool huh :)

I am not certain that R170 ever had the option of a Valet Key, I think that was only DAS 3 Cars and upwards.

When I am mentioning total number of keys that can be bought, that is from MB using their procedures, after which if you use them for keys they will need to do expensive immo related works.
That of course does not apply if you use an Indie Locksmith who can do MB Keys, because they use "back door eepromming procedures" to program the keys hash data etc ;)

Pre facelift R170's do not use the hash technology, I believe those early DAS 2 Keys are easier to copy ;)

HTH, Cheers Dave
 

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Just picked up new key and FOB

I have a 2003 SLK 320, had the dreaded key barrel failure, I had already purchased the steering lock unit, and key barrel and had not gotten to install it, at that time the dealer said the key with remotes were not available. Went thru the painful process of drilling out the locking pin to remove the old one. I had one FOB go bad, and I went back to the dealer in Oxnard, CA and asked about the keys - he looked them up and they were available.

BUT he did not believe the price, it was $51 for the new key and FOB!! I told him to order me 2 of them, he advised to hold off because he did not believe this was right.
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It took 3 days and I picked up the key yesterday - and yes it was a flip out Mercedes key. I immediately ordered 2 more.

If you are an r170 SLK owner I would definitely contact the dealer and see if you can order one.
 

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I am not certain that R170 ever had the option of a Valet Key, I think that was only DAS 3 Cars and upwards.

My 2001 SLK230 came with 2 remote keys, 1 valet key, and 1 flat key. The valet key only works in the door lock and ignition lock. The flat key works on everything.
 

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Great to hear that....... Have a new 2016 SLK 300 but only came with 1 FOB Key....... Sadly Park Place shut down here in Plano...........
 

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So this has me intrigued. I, too, was told MB could only make X # keys per car and when I ordered one it was "the last one" available for that car. When I had to replace the fob, inside was the circuit board but also the little black rock/plastic piece up in the front next to the key that I understand is a passive security piece that has to be there. Without it, the car would not start (I found this out the hard way and had to dig through the trash to find the old fob and found this piece still in there). So, now I'm curious as to whether I could actually order another key fob or not.
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Yes but if your key allocations are all used MB will not do it !!

On your early type Key you will need to swap that little chip once you get a new aftermarket Key, but with that it is likely you will need some sort of procedure to synch the Keys ( separate R F ) function to Central Locking, IIRC @jbanks15 might have a link to how that is done, procedure is on here somewhere ;)

When all allocations are used it is cheaper to go to an Indie Locksmith who specialises in MB's.

Later IR Keys can have a max of 32 Keys, (4 x 8), your Drive Auth can only have max of 8 keys from FDOK, (MB Database at PDC).

HTH, Cheers Dave
 
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