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Old 03-15-2019, 10:17 PM
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how much are dealers charging for extra key fob?

how much are dealers charging for an extra key fob? thanks.
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The sky's the limit....no, really! Anywhere from $200 to $600. Depending on programming, etc.
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Without KeylessGo, MSRP retail is $200 for the part. Most dealers will charge around $250 and also claim you need a service visit for an additional $150 for "programming", which is actually not needed. As long as all you want is an extra key, it comes ready to use. For KeylessGo, MSRP is about $425 and it does require a service visit, so expect to pay over $500, unless you have SDS and can talke the delaer into skipping the service visit.
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I was quoted about $600 (pre-paid) for a new key from a Mercedes dealership here in Sweden. And almost a rectal exam's worth of trouble to prove who I am and that it is my car. (Which, obviously, is a good security for all Mercedes owners, to avoid "Gone In 60 Seconds" incidents...)
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Yeah, but if you will remember, the "Gone in 60 Seconds" guys had an inside man a the prats getting them the keys.

There was a recent news story about thieves using some fairly simple RF repeater equipment to steal "KeylessGo" cars. What they do is find a car sitting in a driveway, but the key will likely be in the kitchen or bedroom, too far away for the car to recognize it They use a pair of transceivers to act as a "man in the middle". One transceiver is at the car and listens for its beacon and send it to the other transceiver. That one is aimed at the house where the key is likely to be and repeats and amplifies the car's beacon signal, while its sensitive receiver listens for the key's signal. When it picks it up, it sends it back to the transceiver at the car which then repeats it, and now the car recognizes the key and can be unlocked and started. Once the car is safely driven away, they either reprogram the ignition system or just strip it for parts.

It's too bad someone doesn't use this system for good rather than bad. Just make such a device to build a key emulator so they can make spare keys. This would work for KeylessGo because it always sends the same code when polled. It would not work for using the key in the ignition switch because it uses special hash code that is re-programmed into the key each time it is used.
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I know, Rodney! What is the world coming to?! That has actually been quite a big problem here in Sweden when it comes to upper class Mercedes, Audi & BMW models. Maaany high-end vehicles have gotten stolen out of driveways in that exact way.

I read stories in our newspapers that the best thing is to keep your "KeylessGo"-keys in a sealed metal box/container, because then the signal will not transmit to the street. I actually thought to myself just the other day that I may as well just keep my SL key in a little Altoid-box, because well, it can't hurt?!
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Actually, what i do is keep my whole SL in a sealed box (i.e. my garage).
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Uhhhhm I actually downgraded my garage door receiver, to enable my R230 to talk to it (transmitter in the mirror).
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bellwilliam I paid $428 last week for replacement key fob (Keyless Go), key blade, and programming for my 2008 SL550 from a Dealer in Tennessee. When I bought the car, I only received one key and I wanted a spare.

They did not break out programming separately on the invoice, only the following:
230-905-7-39-9999 Key K-GO $ 356.40
203-766-50-06 Key (blade) $ 36.00
plus tax ($36), Total $ 428

They said I would need to make two trips. First trip to bring the car, title or registration, and picture ID to order the key. Then return trip to program, etc. I actually left the car with them (they were replacing SBC under warranty and passenger SAM).

Not sure if I over paid or not, but at least I now have 2 keys. I would be curious what others are paying.

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Actually, what i do is keep my whole SL in a sealed box (i.e. my garage).
Haha ditto. But it makes me wonder.. If today's sophisticated thieves can drive by a house with a live tracker, locate & duplicate the signal from a little key randomly located inside of a house, shouldn't opening an electric garage door be child's play?!
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They don't even have to hack the garage door opener - they can just push against the top edge of the door and reach in with a wire to hook the emergency release cable (see below). In my case, my garage door is integrated into my alarm system. Also, for those not familiar with the Great State of Alabama, we tend to have more guns than citizens.

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Without KeylessGo, MSRP retail is $200 for the part. Most dealers will charge around $250 and also claim you need a service visit for an additional $150 for "programming", which is actually not needed. As long as all you want is an extra key, it comes ready to use. For KeylessGo, MSRP is about $425 and it does require a service visit, so expect to pay over $500, unless you have SDS and can talk the dealer into skipping the service visit.
In 2013 I bought a 2009 CLK with one key, my closest dealer quoted $350.00 while another that was recommended by someone quoted $280.00 for the electronic part and $22.50 for the blade key, then proceeded to give me a discount that they always give the guy that recommended them:$242.50 total! Glad I mentioned the recommender's name! After proving ownership via email, they shipped me the key and it worked right out of the box, no programming needed.
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Originally Posted by eddieo45 View Post
In 2013 I bought a 2009 CLK with one key, my closest dealer quoted $350.00 while another that was recommended by someone quoted $280.00 for the electronic part and $22.50 for the blade key, then proceeded to give me a discount that they always give the guy that recommended them:$242.50 total! Glad I mentioned the recommender's name! After proving ownership via email, they shipped me the key and it worked right out of the box, no programming needed.
In need of a spare key myself.
Would love to know the name of the recommended supplier, and the name of the person who recommended them!
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In need of a spare key myself.
Would love to know the name of the recommended supplier....

Steve Lander, Smith Motor Sales of Haverhill

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"If you want to order the key a form has to filled out & we would need a copy of your license & registration."
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