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Old 07-05-2011, 10:53 PM
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My key fob on my 98 c230 stopped working so I...

Changed batteries because I have never changed batteries on it and it still didn't work. The red light flashes on the key fob but nothing works...what else can I do?
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:38 PM
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Do you have another key that works? If your spare works, then that's a good sign.
Take the key you're having trouble with and leave it in the ignition for a few minutes. I think I remember reading that this should reset things... but I might be completely mistaken. Doesn't hurt to try though.
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:45 PM
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yea my spare works perfectly. I will try what you just mentioned
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Is it DAS3?
That is electronic key with 3 buttons?
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So I compared both key fobs. When I normally press the button on the bad key fob, it doesn't light up. When I hold it down for a little longer there is a flash, but it is delayed where as in the good fob as soon as I press the button the light flashes.

All I know is the fob has lock, unlock, trunk and panic on it. Don't know much about DAS3 etc.
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Bad key fob 98 c230

I have a1998 c230 key fob is bad broken battery holder and bad chip anyone know best site for replacement key?
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The dealer is your only choice for a new key.
Be prepared for a shock...
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The dealer is your only choice for a new key.
Be prepared for a shock...
I just overcame the sticker shock. OP, my key fob remote functions didn't *always* seem to register, and it got to the point where I HAD to be meters away for it to function. I also noticed that once in a great while I would have to reinsert it into the ignition as it wouldn't turn. This was about a year before it just quit registering altogether (remote and ignition lock) leaving my car parked in the driveway and the sunroof stuck open. The tow was complementary, and the $450 dollars it cost me was completely in vain once the service department pulled my car up. The negligent tow truck operator Mercedes sent to my home put an $1,100 dollar dent just underneath the driver side tail light. Currently battling it out with customer care going on two months now, I'm ready to either start a claim with my insurance or just sue. I honestly don't care at this point, I just want it fixed!
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Your in for the long haul, or the long stall. Just waiting for you to give up.
They will say prove it wasn't there before. Do you have recent photos?
A lawyer can write a demand letter saying if they don't respond in 7 days then you will take action. The word action can mean you will jump up and down, wave your arms, hang a moon or whatever. Depends how smart in the legal game the other person is.
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I sprayed a few fob loads of electronics cleaner into my fob. It restored the range of the remote.
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