Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: How do you set up a MyKey®?

asked by on

How do you set up a MyKey®?

MyKeys® are keys that are specially programed with specific restrictions. Each MyKey® receives several standard restrictions that cannot be changed, but there are also many optional restrictions that can be added depending on how you want to set things up. Here’s how to program a MyKey® with the basic/standard restrictions in place.

  1. Make sure the key you want to program is in the ignition.

  2. Turn the ignition on.

  3. In the message center, press the Setup button.

  4. Cycle through your options until you see “Press reset to create MyKey”.

  5. Press the Reset button and let it go.

  6. You’ll see a message that reads “Hold reset to confirm MyKey”.

  7. Press the Reset button and hold it. Wait for two seconds. A new message will now read “Mark this as restricted”.

  8. Don’t do anything until another message appears saying “Key restricted at next start”.

Tip

If you want to clear the key you just created, you can do so immediately. If you wait, you’ll need to use an admin key to do it.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Where is the crankshaft sensor on merceds c250

Look for a three terminal (three wire) wiring harness plug either adjacent to the harmonic balancer in the front of the engine or, in some models, towards the rear of engine on the driver’s side, near the firewall. If you...

Q: How do you operate the fog lights?

If your car is equipped with fog lights, they can provide better illumination of the road when you drive in misty or foggy conditions. Here’s what you need to know about operating them: Turn the ignition on. Turn the...

Q: Car suddenly won't crank or start, electrical components work - 1990 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL

Hello. It sounds like the starter is faulty. When the starter does not activate or engage the flywheel, the car will not crank or start up. Typically, the starter solenoid goes out causing this problem, but the starter will need...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.