Thanks for that suggestion. It's a great source to swap over parts.Used fobs on ebay too...
That is an option, but it is even more expensive than the dealership OEM key that this thread is intended to help to avoid.I had GDE turn off the SKREEM, don't need no stinking chip.
Yep. I had already verified that you were correct in the other thread, but it was added, not highlighted. "Added: It 100% does. Note 10 latches in the picture above."... well, that ad pretty much flat-out says that the ignition has a 10-tumbler (latch) cylinder, and the doors are shorter. (they look like 8).
I have an Amazon listed brass key which didn't fit without modification.... The blank didn't fit in the lock at all, and after one was cut it still didn't fit in. Just a heads up for those looking to buy keys.
That key looks familiar. First, be certain that it will insert into the cylinders. Mine wouldn't without being shaved down with an end mill cutter and file.I need help.
I bought an Ebay key with a RFD chip.
The thickness and pattern look good but it is too long.
When it is cut, every key should be indexed using the shoulder. Only hacks set up using the tip.
The extra length of that key is insignificant for Sprinter use.
I compared three of my keys.
If it was like mine, it is not "too thick". If anything it is thin and flimsy compared to my Ilco MB17 blanks....
It won't fit into the door because it is too thick? You might try filing the thickness down to see if it works. Others have had varying degrees of success in doing so.
If anyone goes through SOS for keys it would be foolish in my mind to not get at least a couple door only keys for 3 bucks each. for the most part that is cheaper than the blanks from many sources.... One working key
A “hide-a-key” or a key that will only open the door is $3. For these keys we only need a good working key for duplication. The turnaround time is one business day.
vicAs it turns out, I will be using SOS. They responded this morning.
A pair of non-remote keys, cut from a lock I send them and programmed to the ECU and SKREEM is $250, plus however much overnight shipping both ways will run me. I should be up and running up to 5 days sooner than waiting for the local shop.
Thanks for the intel.
I can't answer your chipped key with proof of ownership question except that maybe it would be worth it to go to a dealership and avoid aggravation.
I hear you.... The work and blanks are not good.
I've purchased T1N keys that have the plastic chip holder from Amazon.
Some come as steel keys. Our local locksmiths will not cut steel keys because they own the key machine. Some Ace hardware or other box stores MAY cut them because the employees don't know any better. (It beats the hell out of the cutting wheels and adjustments.) I've hand copied a couple steel keys now using key files and a caliper.
One brass key I purchased wouldn't even insert into the lock. The center portion was too thick. I milled that key to proper size and had it cut by a locksmith. All seemed good until after a short time I noticed that it was not wearing well. When compared to a MB17 blank the Amazon brass blank had little meat to it.
I have since returned to using my Redneck M17 key blank that is attached to the OEM plastic handle stub. The light duty key is now a spare. My plan is to hand cut another 2 dollar steel key. That takes some luck.
I feel compelled to admit that my first hand copy attempt works flawlessly. My 2nd hand cut steel key works, but needs a bit of jiggle on some cylinders. I hope that 3rd time is a charm. (I do have 2 ea. blanks though.)
There are definitely different levels of quality in the blanks available from Amazon. I suspect that applies to eBay also. The MB17 blank is a solid choice, but won't accept a chip. The Redneck method does work though, as does the glued chip hack.
Redneck Sprinter Chipped Key
Only one ignition chip key? Nervous?
The SKREEM security chip and remote lock features are separate functions.Hello everyone, I have a question
Is there anyway that I could use key fob to remote lock after doing this method ?
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Thanks for quick reply !The SKREEM security chip and remote lock features are separate functions.
Removal of the chip and securing it to the transponder ring will not disable the remote lock Fob. You can use the remotes the same as when they have the RFID chip installed.
Mother Mercedes does like to over-engineer systems.
Maybe they tied them together...