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Old 21st February 2009
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Ok guys I finally found a place that sells cheap key blanks for the NG900. I have a locksmith that cuts them for me for $5.00. Beats paying $68 at the dealer

http://www.locksmithstore.com/catalo...=00&pn=S32YS-P

Unfortunately I bought a key a couple of months ago for $25 at a locksmith

This is the blank for a 9-3
http://www.keylessride.com/order/quo...&frid=852B2FB8

And they sell remotes too but more expensive than ebay.

http://www.keylessride.com/order/quo...&frid=994967BC

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Wow sweet
Will these work with a 9-3?
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Will these work with a 9-3?
The 9-3 has a chip so you will be able to open the doors tailgate and such but won't be able to start the car. It would help if you drop the key inside the tailgate before you close it.

I'm presently looking for a 9-3 key blank so I'll let you know if I find one cheaper than the dealer
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The 9-3 has a chip so you will be able to open the doors tailgate and such but won't be able to start the car.
I think I have made two threads asking whether it does or does not have that chip, and this is the first definitive answer I've gotten. Thank you

Do you think it's possible to get this blank key done and then get an aftermarket fob to simulate the chip inside the genuine key?
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I think I have made two threads asking that already, and this is the first difinitive answer I've gotten. Thank you

Do you think it's possible to get this blank key done and then get an aftermarket fob to simulate the chip inside the genuine key?
The fob will only work to arm and disarm the car alarm; the chip is integrated in the key to stop the immobilizer when you put the key in the ignition. The only way you could make this key work is to get a used remote key (it has the chip and alarm) you program the all in 1 remote and use the cheap key with it but that isn't an elegant solution. I'm looking for a chipped key now for the 9-3. I'll let you know if I find one
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The fob will only work to arm and disarm the car alarm; the chip is integrated in the key to stop the immobilizer when you put the key in the ignition. The only way you could make this key work is to get a used remote key (it has the chip and alarm) you program the all in 1 remote and use the cheap key with it but that isn't an elegant solution. I'm looking for a chipped key now for the 9-3. I'll let you know if I find one
appreciate it

I've thought of the two-key approach (dont care about elegance, it'd be a spare set), but two things were stopping me: finding a cheap blank, and whether the chip in the fob(if there is a chip...i wasn't sure back then) is always active, or a current is run through it when you insert the key to activate it.

Cheap blank is taken care of, now wondering about the second question.
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I've thought of the two-key approach (dont care about elegance, it'd be a spare set), but two things were stopping me: finding a cheap blank, and whether the chip in the fob(if there is a chip...i wasn't sure back then) is always active, or a current is run through it when you insert the key to activate it.

Cheap blank is taken care of, now wondering about the second question.
The all in 1 key has both the alarm and immobilizer chips so you need not worry about that. You need to buy & program the all in 1 key as well as buy and program the blank. Also make sure the key shaft is identical. My locksmith told me they were by comparing the 9-3's key and the NG900's

The regular 9-3's key only had the chip and the banana fob had the alarm chip only. so you can't use the ng900 blank with the 9-3's banana fob.

Why not just wait to see if I can find the chipped key? My locksmith told me it's available as an aftermarket as well but more expensive obviously.
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Now I'm confused.....
I meant buy a used all in one key and reprogram it to work with my car, then buy/cut one of the cheap blanks you posted above and use it on the same keychain as the used key. That would let me start the car with the blank, and the immobilizer should be disabled due to the all in one key being present and properly programmed.

I'm patient (hell not like i have any money now anyway ), just throwing ideas out there.
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Now I'm confused.....
I meant buy a used all in one key and reprogram it to work with my car, then buy/cut one of the cheap blanks you posted above and use it on the same keychain as the used key. That would let me start the car with the blank, and the immobilizer should be disabled due to the all in one key being present and properly programmed.

I'm patient (hell not like i have any money now anyway ), just throwing ideas out there.
That would work
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yay!
so that answers my question - the chip in the all in one key that talks to the immobilizer is always active, so if it comes into proximity of the lock, it will turn off the immobilizer.
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Forget the key. I just found a 9-3 blank key for $25
http://www.keylessride.com/order/quo...&frid=852B2FB8
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Forget the key. I just found a 9-3 blank key for $25
http://www.keylessride.com/order/quo...&frid=852B2FB8
your google-funeral is unsurpassed sir
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assuming one were to buy one of these blank keys for a 9-3, and purchased one of those remotes on ebay,

how much will a dealer ship charge to program the remote

and

carve key (or program the actual key ) or can it be taken to a locksmith,
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My dealership charges $24.95 to program the key.

You need to find a locksmith that does road assistance. Those have the necessary cutting tools. The one I found, charges $5 per key to cut.
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Hi Rogo, you need another spare too? Is it for the new 9-3 or the Viggen?
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These will work with a 1997 900S?

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These will work with a 1997 900S?

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This one would
http://www.locksmithstore.com/catalo...=00&pn=S32YS-P
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thank you.

did you have to register for this site? i tried and they denied me registration.
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No I didn't. I didn't buy one from them. I just searched using the part number on the blank I got for X5 that price The blank cost me $15 (same key made by the same manufacturer and same part number) I guess their mark up was high! Cutting the blank was $5 or $10 I can't remember.
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