Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog Tech Info Tech Forums
  Search our site:    
 Cart  | Project List | Order Status | Help    

Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Tech Help

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-16-2001, 10:13 PM
Posts: n/a
Exclamation infared key not active

cannot figure. infared key will not lock - unlock. in the middle of christmas shopping. Just stopped working. The battery is OK I had it checked out. I do remember double pressing transmitter to open trunck. after that kaput! the re-syncro steps outlined in the owners manual have been followed - but no joy. 1996 E-320. Any thoughts. Please advise. Jack
Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2001, 10:38 AM
aTOMic's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Hendersonville, Tennessee, USA, Earth
Posts: 451
Mine would not re synch using the manual's instructions; the dealer said to use a different procedure and it worked. I am sorry I do not remember it for sure, but it seems they told me to simply put the key in the driver door lock and hold the button down while turning it twice in the same direction (forgot which). If this doesn't work, you may get a better answer at 1-800-FOR-MERC.

RIP "Betsy" (Oo=*=oO)
'96 E 3 2 0 (W 2 1 0) M 1 0 4

Spaces in sig so as not to screw up the SEARCH; every time someone searches for that MB they don't want my sig!

2004 Audi A8L
'98 VW Passat 1.8T 5M
'87 Alfa Romeo Milano 2.5L 5M
'67 Impala convertible, 327cid
Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2001, 01:37 PM
G-Benz's Avatar
Razorback Soccer Dad
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Dallas/Fort-Worth
Posts: 5,711
I've had that happen with my SL's key remote. Even though the batteries were OK, they were not making solid contact.

I could get the keyless entry to work with the battery flip door off because I was applying pressure with my thumb. When I put the battery door back on, it would not respond!

So I adjusted the contacts in the battery compartments and it worked (after I re-sync'ed the unit with the car).
2009 ML350 (84K) - Family vehicle
2001 CLK430 Cabriolet (71K) - Wife's car
2005 BMW 645CI (124K) - My daily driver
2012 Mustang V6 (60K) - Daughter's car
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
electronic key/remote genofar Tech Help 11 09-19-2014 05:11 PM
My DIY Notes from Ignition Tumbler Cylinder Changing on 380SL ericgr Tech Help 0 10-22-2004 03:36 PM
Ignition key lock problems tablahan ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 1 09-11-2004 08:43 AM
Reprogram used smartkey? Tony1628 Tech Help 5 11-28-2003 09:39 AM
key problems russrite Tech Help 4 01-03-2002 12:25 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:59 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page