Key recoding

rockinfreakshow

New Member
Joined
Apr 12, 2011
Messages
16
Location
Sunny Strathclyde
Car
c200 Elegance (w202)
I only have 1 Transponder key for my 98 W202 and im a nervous wreck about loosing it as iv got previous for this. my question is, If i buy a used key off EbAY and have a blade cut for it, could the transponder key be RECODED to my car? if so, by whom and how much should i expect to pay for this service?
Save my sanity, Please help:dk:
 

Nasco12

Active Member
Joined
Jul 18, 2009
Messages
371
Location
Twickenham
Car
W202 C240 1999 Green; Previous: W202 C200
My understanding is that you cannot recode a key. The only source for replacement keys is Mercedes themselves and you will need to show them your passport and registration document and hand over quite a lot of money.
 

Benzster

Active Member
Joined
May 21, 2011
Messages
118
Location
N E England
Car
S 350L BLUTEK
Whilst I have not lost or dameged keys, nothing says that I will no do so in the future. I am very grateful for this web site quick link.
 

Chrishazle

MB Enthusiast
Joined
Nov 13, 2008
Messages
4,618
Location
Nr Ashford, Kent
Car
2008 S204 C220CDI Elegance Estate Auto, 2008 R171 facelift SLK280 Auto.
There's loads of stuff on here and MBOA (mercedesclub.org.uk) about replacement keys, recoding, repairing etc, it's one of the most common questions especially from new members!
 

rascalmaster

MB Enthusiast
Joined
May 5, 2010
Messages
1,411
Location
harwich, essex. UK
Car
Brabus D5 (E280 CDI) Avantgarde, E280 CDI Sport Estate, E320 Avantgarde now sold
Whilst I have not lost or dameged keys, nothing says that I will no do so in the future. I am very grateful for this web site quick link.

lol no worries... they will probably get some business off me soon, as my wife's 210 is down to 1 key (as long as the price is right) :thumb:
 

merc_w202

New Member
Joined
May 23, 2007
Messages
16
Location
London, UK
Car
Currently seeking new MB
Anyone got any ideas on how much this guys charging? Anyone used him before?
 

jaymanek

Authorised Forum Sponsor
SUPPORTER
Joined
Nov 29, 2002
Messages
16,415
Location
Nuneaton Warwickshire
Car
Lots of Mercedes!
I have used the guy in the link above and have had no issues... I will be using him regularly!
 

Howard

MB Club Veteran
Joined
Apr 23, 2004
Messages
18,624
Location
Toad Hall
Car
CLS 500 / A 150
Couldn't see any prices on the site ?

How much are you paying for a replacement key Jay ?
 

flango

Hardcore MB Enthusiast
Joined
Jun 10, 2008
Messages
10,984
Location
Gods own country
Car
Mercedes SLK R171
I think he charges the public 150 and there is discount if you can provide your own key.

Same as the guy in Derby who charges approx £120 trade depending on key but with the hassle it just as cheap from here to order a new one from the dealer at trade.
 

Mike320

Member
Joined
Mar 3, 2010
Messages
49
Location
London
Car
CLK320 W208
Just ordered a replacement for my lost spare, £227 inc vat from the main dealer. Hav'nt received it yet but was told i'll get a new style chrome key...
 

LocheeLad

Active Member
Joined
Aug 28, 2011
Messages
125
Location
Dundee, Scotland
Car
CLK 230 Kompressor Coupe
I quite like the look of one of the new style chrome keys. :)

They seem to be quite popular and are currently selling for around the £50 mark on ebay so there must be some way of reprogramming them to work for your car...would love to know how it's done though :dk:
 

DSM10000

MB Enthusiast
SUPPORTER
Joined
Jul 12, 2011
Messages
9,140
Location
Near Salisbury
Car
E32O CDi Sport, MX5 1.8 Sport, RR 4.2 SC
Bear in mind that your old metal emergency key will not fit in the new chrome versions.
 

authurfang

New Member
Joined
Jul 25, 2011
Messages
18
Location
london
Car
slk
I only have 1 Transponder key for my 98 W202 and im a nervous wreck about loosing it as iv got previous for this. my question is, If i buy a used key off EbAY and have a blade cut for it, could the transponder key be RECODED to my car? if so, by whom and how much should i expect to pay for this service?
Save my sanity, Please help:dk:
yes, the transponder key could be recoded to your car. you can use the benz key programmer, you can buy form the uobd2.com,I know they supply this. If you don't know how to copy one, you need to call help for the locksmith....:rock:
 

dhk284

Active Member
Joined
Mar 25, 2014
Messages
158
Location
Haddiscoe Norwich
Car
Mercedes C200 1999
Hi guys I have lost my main DAS key and at the moment I am using the emergency one no central locking, what I would like to know if I do get a key from Ebay is it easy to get recoded or should I just go down to my local breakers and get a replacement.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top Bottom