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I'll swap a gonna motor and transmission and completely rewire the smart before I ever so for in a dealership or in general trust a mechanic with anything than major body work.
$14.00 key fob, a $1,000 scan tool to program it??? What bargain. Aristocrats MB/smart where Serviced, our smart for many years. Did excellent work on my 2008, $2,500 smart car. Now I use Christian Brothers Automotive. They performs work on all my vehicles.


The MB dealership charged me $150 to program new key fobs.
 

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Well DUH! I didn't buy the $1,000 scanner just to program this one key. I use it 2 or 3 times a week for other things on other cars. $150 to program keys, $120 to reset airbag and ABS lights, teach in the clutch, $75 to reset the steering angle sensor after replacing a tie rod, $50 to adapt TPMS sensors, etc. It paid for itself in 3 months.

I own 5 cars at the moment. Some 40 new one my life. Never had any of those issue, mentioned above. You must own a Automotive shop, to justify the price of that scanner. I have a $100 buck one. Used it twice in 10 years.

Steering angle you go to alignment shop. Steering angle what? That’s, a Mechanical adjustment. TPMS sensors on my cars reset themselves. If your using the proper sensors. The smart car, You push the button on the dash, to reset. The clutch doesn’t need re teaching. Why do you need to reset the airbag, or ABS sensors. Did you replace them.

Sorry The average person. Can’t fork out that kind of change.
 
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