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post #21 of 40 Old 03-26-2018, 02:36 PM
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Hi,

I had a serious problem with this. I have been using nothing but the credit card key for 2+ years. I broke it by running over it so I needed a new key.
Went to a local dealer and they said they can't touch K900. Only few dealers that are authorized to work on K900 can work on the car. I called the other
dealership, asked if they had the key in stock (In the system they did). I made an appointment and went to the dealer.

Non only didn't they have it in stock, I had to pay out front for the key which was $547.50 including tax. Waited for another few days and they told me
the key was in. I brought my car back to the dealer and paid another $65 to program it. It did not work. The dealer told me I could use it only in emergency
purpose where I could put the credit card key to the ignition button. I said that is when the battery is out but they tried to teach me how to use the key
where I had been using it for 2+ years. So frustrated by 3 people trying to teach me, I decided to leave.

I came home and put a new battery in it, it worked fine... I went back to the dealer and showed them how it works. They could not say anything.

The total for the replacement of the "Credit Card Key" cost me $612.50.
Wow, that is a crazy story.

I have my credit card key that I have had since I returned my K900, and I have yet to be able to find anyone who can clear the programming from the remote, in order to have it be used on another K900. So for now, it sits on my desk as a lightweight paperweight.

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$612.5? Should've told me. I'd have sold you mine for 1/2 that, and even if you have to pay the (st)ealer $65 to re-program you'll still be ahead...
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$612.5? Should've told me. I'd have sold you mine for 1/2 that, and even if you have to pay the (st)ealer $65 to re-program you'll still be ahead...
LOL if only it were that easy. A dealer cannot reprogram a remote that has already been mated to a vehicle.

It needs to first be cleared from a locksmith company who specializes in that, and then it can be reprogrammed at a dealer. (Hence my post before yours)

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Any idea where to find one of these special locksmiths? I just purchased a 2016 Luxury it only came with one key, the dealer has a credit card key they will give me but they can't make it work.

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Any idea where to find one of these special locksmiths? I just purchased a 2016 Luxury it only came with one key, the dealer has a credit card key they will give me but they can't make it work.

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No clue, tried many times already. If you find one, please let me know by posting in here.

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Hey Charlie, The credit card key was only available on the V8 luxury model in 2016, so if you have the V6, I'm not sure it will work. It looks like they dropped the credit card key entirely in 2017.
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Hey Charlie, The credit card key was only available on the V8 luxury model in 2016, so if you have the V6, I'm not sure it will work. It looks like they dropped the credit card key entirely in 2017.
Correction, the credit card key was available on the very first K900 introduced in summer of 2014, which is when I got my 2015 K900.

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Correction, the credit card key was available on the very first K900 introduced in summer of 2014, which is when I got my 2015 K900.
Yeah, I worded that badly. I meant that for the 2016 model, it was only available on the V8 Luxury. It was also available on the 2015 Luxury. My 2015 also has a credit card key, which I use every day.

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Yeah, I worded that badly. I meant that for the 2016 model, it was only available on the V8 Luxury. It was also available on the 2015 Luxury. My 2015 also has a credit card key, which I use every day.

Thanks for clarifying!
Mine is a Luxury I keep looking for a locksmith.

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I haven't even tried my Card Key to see if it works. It just feels wrong to not have the regular fob. Like when you forget your phone at home.

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