Ok dudes.. $50. Count yourself lucky.
I just lost my electronic key fob for my MB and it cost me $260.00 CND
to have a new one made. Seems these gizmos are programmed in Germany
and then shipped around the world.
Get this. I had a second key fob, but I had never used it till I lost
the other. I tried it out after it sitting in a box for a year. It
didn't work. (Wouldn't unlock the doors) So I changed the batteries.
Still didn't work. There is a metal key that is integrated into the
fob that will open the drivers door, but you can't start the car with
the metal key, you need to use the fob. So I thought I was frucked.
But the fob does start the car.
I brought the fob to the dealer and the first thing they asked me was
if I changed the batteries. I said yes. They said did you use MB
batteries? OMFG. Custom made electrons from Germany. Anyways I
politly said NO, I just used some batteries from the local drug store.
They took the fob and said it was defective.
So any ways... $50.. Count yourself lucky.
I still have an additional $100.00 I have to pay to deactivate the lost
fob. So all totaled $360.00 for a lost key and 10 days to replace it.
Not impressive at all, unless your goal in life is to prove yourself
better by the size of bills you can pay.