Slower starts, a shorter range, and lit-up dashboard warning lights may all be symptoms of a dying Mercedes-Benz key fob battery. There’s no reason to get frustrated. Learning how to change your Mercedes-Benz key battery only takes a moment, and we can even take care of the problem for you, at our service center in Warwick. Find out how to take the next steps below.
How many batteries do you need? This depends on your type of car key. A few keys you may have include:
Chrome Key: the Chrome Key is designated for select Mercedes-Benz models and feature a metal case. Newer Chrome Key models require one battery and the older Chrome Key needs two batteries. Wondering which Chrome Key you have? The newer Chrome Key has a triangular panic button and the older Chrome Key has a circular panic button.
SmartKey®: The SmartKey® is constructed out of plastic, requires two batteries, and is designed for older Mercedes-Benz models.
How long do key fob batteries last? Key fobs are powered by tiny batteries that, like other batteries, will eventually wear out and need to be replaced. Why? Each time you use key fobs, batteries use electricity and wear down. These key fob batteries generally last three to four years before needing to be replaced. Wondering when to replace your key fob? Read on to identify some key signals that you want to replace your key fob battery.
Your Mercedes-Benz features and technologies are designed to provide a seamless and satisfying experience. If you’re experiencing one of the following issues, a dying Mercedes-Benz key battery is almost certainly to blame:
Although it’s quick and easy to schedule service, we find that many of our East Greenwich-area neighbors feel comfortable handling this task at home. Here’s how to change the battery in your Mercedes-Benz key fob at home:
When you’ve picked up the new Mercedes-Benz key battery, it’s simple to take the next steps:
With a Smart Key:
With a Chrome Key:
If you have any trouble, we can always show you how to perform the process at our service center.
You can save on a new Mercedes-Benz key fob battery or lower your Mercedes-Benz service cost by taking advantage of our exciting parts and service specials. We’re easy to reach from anywhere near Providence or Cranston, so don’t hesitate to reach out!
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