I researched keys and FOBs but did not feel like my questions were answered.
Bought my truck and it came with only one key/FOB. Clairification; when I say key I am referring to the metal key inside the electronic transmitter, when I say FOB I am referring to the electronic transmitter with the buttons.
What are my options to get another key/FOB set?
My truck came with the short FOB style which is nice.. but the NEW chrome key style is much better looking and appears it will fit into my ignition key area of my truck. Can I use the newer key on my 2002 even though my 2002 came with the short black plastic key?
Besides the FOB, who actually cuts the metal key that goes inside the FOB?
Where are some places I can get either FOB styles... both the short black plastic one I have now and the chrome newer style?
When I get a key how do you program it to work with my truck? Step by step details would be nice, that is, if you can program it yourself.
Can I only buy a NEW key that has NEVER been programmed to any other vehicle or can I buy a USED key and have it programmed for my truck by a mercedes shop or the dealer?
FYI, My truck does not have the keyless go option; where you dont put the key in the ignition, you can leave it in your pocket and push buttonn start the vehicle.
... I have a feeling mercedes is going to make this key process difficult and expensive... it's a key for gosh sakes!