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ernie1

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Posted: 05/08/22 09:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The key fob for my 2018 PleasureWay Sprinter built on a 2017 chassis has quit working even though I put in new batteries and cleaned the contacts that are accessible. In the beginning the problem was sporadic and now it's totally dead. I've also tried different new batteries with no luck. Mercedes says new key fob not available until January of 2023 at a cost of $218+programing.

I've tried to take the unit apart for removing the board but no luck.I think it's glued together. Are there any companies that repair these? Have any of you had your key fobs repaired? Has anyone successfully disassembled their MB Sprinter key fobs?

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Check with the key fobs are us companies (not their real name) but there are companies that have fobs for dang near everything.. I know a new key for my Jeep is 50 bucks (but it is likely a different type) and I do not know how they match/program them. Sorry I did NOT bookmark the url.. I found 'em with Google.

Find out what models of Mercedes use the same fob and google for it.


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Amazon has listings for key fobs, I went there for new ones for my jeep. You likely will have to take it to a locksmith for programming after purchase. Have either the vehicle or at least the VIN with you when you go.

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Call a locksmith that programs keys, they might be able to find fobs. My son bought his first car, a used Volvo with push start a couple years ago. The dealer only had one key fob. The locksmith wanted $200 for 1 key fob. We were able to find key fobs on Amazon, $70 for 2. They look identical to the OEM key fob. The same locksmith charged $50 to program them.

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Batteries Plus will fix and reprogram older key fobs. Newer ones require going back to the dealer.

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Buy fobs on amazon. Transfer the circuit board and batteries to the new fob.
All set.
At least with RAM fobs.
Check it out.


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Thanks everyone for your suggestions. Since my fob is newish(2017), I'm not finding a suitable replacement from Amazon or anyone. I'd like to be able to further disassemble the fob to access the circuit board but am not having luck and think the unit must be glued together.

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ernie1 wrote:

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. Since my fob is newish(2017), I'm not finding a suitable replacement from Amazon or anyone. I'd like to be able to further disassemble the fob to access the circuit board but am not having luck and think the unit must be glued together.

3 here on eBay with the lowest at $50:

eBay fobs

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Posted: 05/14/22 11:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wnjj: thanks for the link but those three are not the style of key fob I have.

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