Keyless Go - W211

219 HO KG (GC,RP) 08-16-02


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Keyless Go (KG) Topic Layout
• Introduction – Function & Purpose – Advantages – Identification Customer operation Operation overview Components – KG CAN – Key – Control modules – Antennas Details of operation Module 8-1 Appendix

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KG Function & Purpose
• • • • • • • Locking Convenience closing of windows and roof Unlocking Arming and disarming the alarm Switching on accessory circuits without starting engine Starting engine Stopping engine

Advantages of KG
• Keyless operation • Unlikely that owner will be locked out of vehicle with KG key left inside

Identifying KG Option
• A number on the KG key – Number on a KG key starts with “175”

All exterior door handles have push button for locking

Engine start/stop button on gear selector lever

Lock button (1) at trunk lid


To Lock Vehicle:

With Keyless Go key present: Press black button on door handle or button (1) at trunk lid - Convenience closing of windows is possible only with door buttons or infrared (movement stops when button is released) - “Keyless” Summer opening is not possible


To Unlock Vehicle at Door:

With Keyless Go key present: Pull handle to activate switch on inside of door handle That door will “Pop” open when the handle is pulled

Note: In selective unlocking mode, activating any door handle other than driver’s will cause global unlocking “Summer opening” is only possible using infrared signal from remote control key

To Unlock Vehicle at Trunk:
With Keyless Go key present: Operate trunk release lever (green arrow) – Only trunk lid will unlock • Upon closing, the trunk locks again and alarm is reset • KG will not allow trunk to latch if a key is left inside

Activating key lock switch (S134) will prevent KG unlocking at trunk


To Switch On Ignition or Start Engine:
With Keyless Go key present: – Press button once for circuit 15R – Press button twice for circuit 15 – Press button a third time with doors closed for circuit 15C – Pressing button with brake pedal activated and gear selector in P will start engine

Note: If key is removed after a KG start, instrument cluster warnings will occur and engine may shut off while driving

To Switch Off Engine:
Place transmission in P and press button


To Adjust Seat Position
• After unlocking with KG remote key: – With door open, seat can be adjusted with switches – With door closed, engine off: • Tap start button on gearshift twice, without actuating foot brake • Tap start button on gearshift once, with foot brake actuated (starts engine) Key-dependant seat memory – As known from SmartKey-equipped vehicles


Operation Overview
(Example: Unlock request at driver’s door)
1. With key present, switch on inside of driver’s door is activated

2. Door handle switch is connected to the rear door KG control module

3. Rear door KG control module communicates request to Electronic ignition Switch (EIS)

Operation Overview (cont.)
(Example: Unlock request at driver’s door)
4. EIS transmits command signal to left rear door KG control module

5. Left rear door KG control module uses its integrated antenna to send out a radio frequency (RF) signal to wake up the KG key

6. Key within range of antenna wakes up

Operation Overview (cont.)
(Example: Unlock request at driver’s door)
7. Key transmits authorization code via RF

8. RF signal is received by rear window antenna, which is connected to right antenna amplifier module

9. Right antenna amplifier module sends signal to rear KG module

Operation Overview (cont.)
(Example: Unlock request at driver’s door)
10. Rear KG module sends key data to EIS

11. EIS provides KG authorization.

Central Locking System

12. EIS generates an “unlock” command plus a signal to Left rear door KG control module to “pop” open driver’s door when handle is pulled

KG Components in Detail


KG Remote Control Key (A8/1)
• • LED • • • • • Includes chip card function No need to carry chip card plus remote control key for emergency purposes Integrated metal emergency key Up to 8 KG remote control keys can be authorized at one time LED indicates changeover from selective to global unlocking and vice versa LED flashes when key responds to a wakeup request If LED on does not light: replace batteries


Components on the KG CAN
Rear KG module Interior compartment module



Left rear door KG module

Right rear door KG module


Electronic Ignition Switch (N73)

• Incorporates functions performed by a separate KG control module on S, CL and SL models. • Connected to CAN C, CAN B and the KG CAN • Determines source of locking / unlocking request in order to operate appropriate wake-up antenna • Determines source of unlocking request in order to operate appropriate door opening assist motor

Rear KG Module (N102)
• Located on left side of trunk area • 5 connectors • Connected to KG CAN • Power supplied by F34f24 (Circuit 30) • Discrete wire to trunk lid push button switch 2 3 • Controls wake-up signal from rear bumper antenna (A2/31) and Trunk KG antenna (A2/35) • Receives RF signal from right rear window antenna amplifier (A2/65) and transmits it to EIS over KG CAN





Interior Compartment Module (N103)

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Located behind ashtray, center console Integrated antenna Connected to KG CAN Receives signal from key to detect key inside vehicle Power and ground supplied by Rear KG Module (N102)


Left and Right Rear Door KG Control Modules (N69/8 & N69/9)
• Each rear door KG control module has an associated antenna Connected to KG CAN Power supply for both: F34f24 (Circuit 30) Responsible for operating Door Opening Assist Motors

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Antenna A2/41

KG Door Opening Assist Motors
• M57 & M57/2 (left) and M57/1 & M57/3 (right) – “Pops” door open when an unlock request is accompanied by a pull on that door handle – Not used when opening an unlocked door – Located next to door lock motors (M14/5,6, 8 or 9) – Can be checked using EIS “Actuations”





KG Door Handle (S17/19, 20, 21, 22)
KG door handle switches at each door, with discrete wiring to the rear door KG control module located on same side of vehicle.

• Unlocking grip handle (pull) microswitch – Black, on inner side of handle

• Lock (push) button on each door – Black button on outside of handle


Trunk Unlocking Handle (S88/8) & Trunk Lid Pushbutton Switch (S62/21)
• Trunk Unlocking Handle – Discrete wire to rear SAM (N10/2) – Rear SAM informs EIS via CAN B – Remote trunk release operates

Trunk Lid Pushbutton Switch – Discrete wire to rear KG module (N102) – Functions as a locking request when pressed

S88/6 provides signal to rear SAM to ignore any request to open trunk

– Rear KG module informs EIS via KG CAN


Start /Stop Switch (S2/3) & Electronic Selector Module (N15/5)
• Start / stop switch (S2/3) connected to EIS by a discrete wire Electronic Selector Module provides Park position signal to EIS over CAN C

Brake switch signal required when starting engine. Information flow: Brake switch > SBC hydraulic unit > Rear SAM > CAN B > EIS

Antennas Used to Wake-up Remote Control Key

Key in zones A, B or C will wake-up for external locking and unlocking Key in zones D or E will wake-up for starting engine

Interior Compartment Module with Antenna

Integrated antenna confirms that key is inside vehicle while driving


Rear Door KG Control Module Antennas

• Antenna A2/39 •

Each rear door KG control module has an associated antenna Antenna output controlled by a KG CAN signal from EIS

Antenna A2/41

Trunk KG Antenna (A2/35)

• Located at front left of trunk area - visible when accessing spare tire • Discrete wire to rear KG module (N102) • Output controlled by rear KG module

Rear Bumper Antenna (A2/31)

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Beneath rear bumper Discrete wire to rear KG module (N102) Output controlled by rear KG module


Requesting Locking & Unlocking
KG CAN Door handle switches Rear door KG modules

Trunk switches

Rear KG module EIS


Requesting Engine Start

“Park” CAN C Electronic Selector Module EIS SBC hydraulic unit Brake switch Rear SAM


Waking-up the Remote Control Key
Rear bumper antenna Trunk KG antenna

Dotted line = RF signal Rear KG module Rear door KG modules Interior compartment module




Remote Control Key Replies
Right antenna amplifier module

Rear window antenna

KG CAN Rear KG module EIS

When Locking or Unlocking is Authorized:
CAN B Command to lock, unlock or operate remote trunk release

KG CAN (When unlocking) Rear door KG control module

KG Door Opening Assist Motor

Engine Start Authorization

Electronic Steering Lock


ME-SFI control module

Note: Engine shut-off request does not require EIS to authorize the remote control key


KG Locking / Unlocking Notes
• In selective unlocking mode: if any door handle except the driver’s door handle is grasped by the holder of the KG key, the vehicle will unlock globally If unlocked using KG, the vehicle will re-lock after 30-40 seconds if no door is opened “Summer opening” is only possible using infrared signal from remote control key Convenience closing not possible from trunk switch

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W211 Keyless Go (KG)
Group: Control unit designation: U.S. Introduction: Major components: 80.61 N73 MY2003 Master keys Pushbutton start/stop switch Door antennas Interior compartment module/antenna Trunk area antenna Rear bumper antenna Door handle switches Door open assist solenoids (1 per door) Trunk switch CAN B, CAN C, KG CAN no Yes Yes “Assign transmitter card to key track” ICM

CAN(s) used Mils: Warning messages in ICM? DTC capable? Control unit adaptation? Requires control unit adaptation in:

Acronyms Used in This Presentation
CAN DAS DCM DTB ECM EIS ESL ESM IC(M) KG LED RF SAM SDS Controller Area Network Diagnostic Assistance System Door Control Module Dealer Technical Bulletin Engine Control Module Electronic Ignition Switch Electronic Steering Lock Electronic Selector Module Instrument Cluster (Module) Keyless Go Light Emitting Diode Right Front Signal Acquisition Module Star Diagnosis System


• • • MBUSA Technical Training website: > Information Access Http://www.Marquardt.De/englisch/haupt_frame.Html (The maker of the R209 / W211 KG system) WIS group 80.61 for the particular model – Unlocking function: GF80.61-P-2009T (W211) – Locking function: GF80.61-P-2010T (W211) NETSTAR information W211 Self-Study material

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