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Electronic key only turns to stage 1 with the "click".Replaced batteries.Red pilot light flicks when LOCK & UNLOCK buttons are pressed but not when BOOT button pressed.Central locking not working.Car is 1999 E-220 CDI.Key buttons surface looks well worn.Car is stranded 60 klms away from home.What chance problem is the key rather than the ignition switch?.Opinions gratefully received.

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Well i would have thought it was a switch problem as it should still turn even if the remote is not working now i tried to copy my alldata book for you on key programming for this model but iam limited to 150kbs upload so i have to reduce the quality but i think its readable at this end before i upload it for you ,try this programme to reset the key and hope it releases the ignition lock as i seem to remember having this problem before and it was the key but i do know that these locks can play up when they get old with the automatic cars as they have a cable release connected to the brake so it can only be with foot on the brake ,or was that the earlier model ,sorry but when you get old you forget things now it wants a different format of image .start againElectronic key only turns to stage 1 with the - alicantecoli.png

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Mercedes c class 2001 elegance, key fob not working everytime its pressed. I have had the batteries checked and they are still working fine, any advice as to what is causing this?


Most likely needs to be re matched to the car.

Two bits of info off the net for you

C CLASS (1993-1997), E CLASS (1995-1997), SLK (1996-)
Procedure
1. Point the remote control at the receiver - this should be located in the driver's door handle or next to the boot lock button.
2. Press the lock/unlock button.
3. Within 30 seconds manually lock or unlock the vehicle using the passenger's door lock or the boot lock.
Alternative method
Procedure
1. Point the remote control at the receiver - this should be located in the driver's door handle or next to the boot lock button.
2. Press the lock/unlock button.
3. Within 30 seconds, switch the ignition ON.
Alternative method
Procedure
1. Point the remote control at the receiver - this should be located in the driver's door handle or next to the boot lock button.
2. Press the lock/unlock button.
3. Within 30 seconds, turn the ignition switch to position II.


and

1. Place key in ignition lock and turn to position 2 [all ignition lights on]
2: Turn key to off position and remove from ignition.
3. Within 10 seconds:
3a: press the Close [Lock] button and hold it down
3b: while the Close button is still depressed simultaneously press the Open [Unlock] button. Press and release the Open button 5 times [still holding the Close button down]
3c: Release both the Close and the Open buttons at the same time, and immediately push any of the two Open buttons once [i.e. either the Open doors or the Open Tailgate]

This information is for the resetting of a previously synchronised key to match the security system after batteries have been removed or replaced. This information does not work with new keys which it seems must be taken to a person with a key synchronisation device [or a super-ripoff-expensive MB dealer]

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My bmw 320d remote wont lock car however does lock the car with the key its a 55 reg


1
Programming
When
Key batteries completely discharged. Key batteries not replaced within 60 seconds. Key added or replaced. DO NOT press remote control buttons during battery replacement.
How
Unlock vehicle. Enter vehicle. Close driver's door. Switch ignition ON and OFF. Remove ignition key. Press and hold unlock button Fig. 1 [1]. Press lock button Fig. 1 [2] briefly 3 times within 10 seconds keeping unlock button [1] depressed. Release unlock button Fig. 1 [1]. Some models: LED Fig. 1 [3] flashes slowly for 10 seconds. Some models: Central locking system locks and unlocks rapidly to indicate correct programming. Some models: Repeat above procedure if central locking system does not work and LED does not flash or LED flashes continuously
Later keys with bmw badge on key. Battery can not be replaced
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Both key fobs for honda pilot 2006 no longer works. Do I need new keys or is it something internal such as a fuse?


First thing, does the red light on the remote light up when you push any of the button
if no, then replace battery inside remote
if yes, then try repograming the remote to the car again.
-Have both remote ready. fob#1 and fob#2 (doesn't matter which one is #1 or #2)
-each step has to be done within 5 sec or it will not work, but don't do it super fast.
1.turn key just to the "on" position (not starting) and push "lock button " on fob#1 once and release
2.turn key off
3.turn key just to the "on" position (not starting)and push "lock button " on fob#1 once and release
4.turn key off
5.turn key just to the "on" position (not starting)and push "lock button " on fob#1 once and release
6turn key off
7.turn key just to the "on" position (not starting) and push "lock button " on fob#1 twice (if you only have one fob, then stop here and go to step 7)and push the "lock button" on fob#2 twice.
8.turn key off and remove key from ignition.
if you did it right, remotes should work again.
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You need new batteries in your remote.

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In the case the battery was drained in the keyfob - try reprogramming it.
Here are the instructions.

The process is pretty easy....1st) get in the vehicle and close all doors, windows, hood, and trunk.
2nd)put the key in the ignition and turn it to the second position...while in that position (w/out starting) push the lock button on the good key fob you already have. (if you don't already have a good fob, then press the lock button on the new key fob) (do this all w/in 5 seconds)
3rd)turn the key off
4th) turn the key on to the second position and press the lock button on the fob.
5th) turn the key off
6th) turn the key on to the second position and press the lock button on the fob.
7th) turn the key off.
8th) turn the key on to the second position and press the lock button the the fob.....the press the unlock button on the fob..........Now press the lock button on the new fob...press the unlock button on the new fob....
9th) tun the key off.....remove the key from the ignition and test to make sure that the new fob and the old fobs both work now.


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Synchronization
When
Key buttons operated repeatedly while vehicle out of range and system becomes inoperative. Key batteries replaced.
How - early models
Depress lock or unlock button. Manually lock and unlock driver's door within 30 seconds. System should operate normally after approximately 1 minute. If not, carry out programming procedure.
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Synchronization
When
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How
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Programming
When
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How -

98MY
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How - 99MY

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Redo code for 2007 Pilot key


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