If I can't afford the dealer and my 1998 e430 has no key what components can I remove at salvage yard from a mercedes there to make ignition work I get parts for free that's why?

Enrique Carranza

Asked by Feb 21, 2015 at 07:31 AM about the 1998 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E430

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Tom Demyan

You need to have the new key programed to the ignition/computer. Not sure what parts you need, even if you could do it. A new key runs around $150-$250 for most newer cars now to deter theft. Get 2 so you have one in case you lose the other. A small price in owning a car if you think about it.

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Enrique Carranza

Sir I thank u for ur wisdom .....but I need to know has anybody out there started a mercedes with out dealer and how plzzzz?

Tom Demyan

A decent locksmith might be able to help you if your dead set against going to the dealer.

Enrique Carranza

Anybody. Ever started amercedes out there with out paying a dealer rates that start at a 1000 and might end at 3500 just for buying key ignition switch and programed ......like a hot wire or replace components with compatible car and might work??????? Plzzzz help me

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