One of the biggest problems for car owners is losing the car key or having it stolen. The problem is amplified when it comes to newer and more expensive cars. And Mercedes is one of the most popular and expensive ones, so losing or breaking a key can be devastating for many people.
Here are the cheapest ways to replace a Mercedes key-
Get Necessary Material and Tools
The materials needed are few. You will need a new reading head for the key, two cable ties, a small screwdriver, some adhesive tape, and of course, your Mercedes key. The supplies can be found in many hardware shops, while the tools should come with any standard set of keys.
Replacing the Reading Head
The first step is to open the key and remove the head with the reader. To do this, you will need to take your small screwdriver and pry it apart. Also, remember to note how many grooves there are on each side of the key body . Do not worry if both sides have different grooves since it will not affect how your key works.
Replacing the Cable Ties
Next is to cut two cable ties close to the base of their heads and attach them to each side of the key to serve as new hinges for your Mercedes key. It is important that you use exactly two and are attached in the same way as the original ones. It is a good idea to use adhesive tape to hold them in place while testing your key.
Testing and Closing
At this stage, you can try your new key and see if it works correctly. If it does, all you need to do is replace the adhesive tape with a little scotch tape and close it.
If those DIY tips don’t work, you can consider looking for an experienced car locksmith with Mercedes programming.