Broken Red Key for 145...
The remote control for the alarm and central locking on my temperamental single red key for my 1997 145 has stopped working!! The button attached to the chip inside has sheared off and was lost in the dark of a carpark...
Luckily it still starts the car, having disabled the alarm - having spoken to a local main dealer I was given a price of £100 to sort the problem.
Could I have some answers to the following questions?
a) Is it possible to find an identical key so I can cannebalise the missing part and fix/solder it on to the existing chip;
b) If not, where do I get the information to programme a new key with the alarm and central locking settings? I have the burgundy master key but understood this simply holds the original key cutting and the immobiliser data.
c) Does anyone know of the best place to get this sorted? i.e. main dealer, specialist or key cutting shop?
d) Does anyone have a further solution that my small brain hasn't considered?
Thanks in advance for your help/suggestions!!
Remember, if you have to ask the price... you can't afford it.