LOL.  Sort of cheapens the brand...

On Tue, Jan 14, 2020 at 6:43 PM Curley McLain via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> Well, it is probably not even a key, but an electronic code (RFID chip)
> that the computer says will allow you to ASK the computer to start the
> engine.   (or beg...)
> But yes, 500 is in the range I have heard, PLUS programming from MB owners.
>
> I'd be looking for a way to remove the "key" part of the ign switch, so
> that you can turn the switch with some other method.  Like using a
> screwdriver on MBs with real keys, after you remove the tumbler.   You
> have to have one key to remove the tumbler on switches with real keys,
> so I'd guess you have to have a key to remove the "tumbler" part of the
> electronic request system.
> > Rick Hawkins Java Letterpress Cycles Photon via Mercedes
> > <mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com>
> > January 14, 2020 at 3:14 PM
> > Folks
> >
> > I lost the key to my 2007 Kia Sedona. And the remote. I screwed around
> > and talked to some locksmiths etc who told me a bunch of lies and
> > bullshit Anyway, with some difficulty I got the key code for free from
> > Kia Country of Savannah Then I found a nearby locksmith who made me 2
> > keys for $50 which was too much, but they fit. These are NOT
> > transponder keys which I does not have. Has anyone tried to program a
> > $10 remote on a Kia? That is the next project
> >
> > Now, since I have the 2004 Dodge [sprinter] with only one key, I
> > thought I’d look into getting a spare for that. I called the stealer
> > in Savannah and they will happily sell me a switchblade fob and key
> > for .... get ready for this .... $499. But wait, there is more THEN
> > you have to contract with the service Dept to get that programmed ...
> > I didn’t even bother to get a quote on that. They lost me at $500 for
> > a key.
> >
> > Has anyone been here and done that? Either the Kia remote or a
> > sprinter transponder key?
> >
> > Xx rick
> >
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