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Old 18th September 2005
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Question Saab 9000 Keyless Entry Remotes & Programming Instructions

What does your local dealer charge for Saab keyless entry remotes?

My Saab dealer wants $149 a piece plus $35 for programming for each of my cars (96 9000, 00 9-3).

I'm curious to see what other dealerships are charging for new remotes and programming.

I'm done with ebay because the listings show new remotes, and 3 out of 3 times I've won - I end up with junk that doesn't work and won't program. First one was superglued together and cracked. Can't check the battery if you can't even open it. Second one was completely corroded inside from water and didn't work. The 3rd one only 1 button worked and it looked like someone tried to superglue the circuit board pieces back together. Each one was advertised as new, or like new and they obviously weren't anywhere close to that. The Keyles Ride site is run by one of those same lying ebay sellers, so thats off the list too.

What does your local dealership charge? I bet there's some that want even more than what mine is charging.
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Old 23rd September 2005
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I found another keyless entry remote site online that I'm willing to give a shot - www.ThePartsYouNeed.com

The KR site wants $79 a piece for the 96 9000 remote, and they're less than 1/2 that price on ThePartsYouNeed site with the instructions included. I ordered 1 this morning.

https://www.thepartsyouneed.com/disp...?productId=863

I'll keep you guys posted. If it works good, I'm going to order one for my 9-3 as well.
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Old 28th September 2005
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I got my remote from ThePartsYouNeed.com in the mail today. 5 days isn't bad especially when one was a Sunday.

Programming was easy, took about 10 seconds. I can't believe a dealership would charge 1/2 hour of labor for a 10 second job. Thats a good way to lose customers.

Anyhow, the remote works great and when I went to put in an order for remote for the 9-3 I noticed I got free shipping, so I bought a 2nd remote for the 9000 and a pair for the 9-3. FINALLY, I will have remotes that work and that I can use.

ThePartsYouNeed.com rocks!
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I got a notification today that one of those ebay sellers was suspended (probably for the same issue with other people). I'm doubt there is any recourse to get my money back, but at least nobody else gets burned. I found something else odd out today too. On another forum, somebody mentioned that they had pretty badly limited range with their remote, but if they aimed the remote at their chin, they could get the car to lock and unlock from about 80 ft away.

I tried it when I was headed back to my car from the mall today, and it works...lol. Probably will get brain cancer now...but it about triples the range.
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Yikes,

Check out the feedback now for one of the ebay scammers - Eagles_Wingz.

I wish I would have known about ThePartsYouNeed.com for remotes before I wasted time and money with ebay junk.
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Programming was easy, took about 10 seconds. I can't believe a dealership would charge 1/2 hour of labor for a 10 second job. Thats a good way to lose customers.
Just out of curiosity, what is the procedure for programming?
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Old 2nd November 2005
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have both keyless remotes handy (if you have both).
after installing batteries into the remote that is new, or dead, you have about 30sec.
immediately "chirp" the new remote twice and then hold (unlock button depressed)until car horn and marker lamps signal remote "found" car unit; then hit your old/original remote to ensure it is still "keyed" to the vehicle.
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So Tech II isn't required at all?
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I'm not sure which vehicles can use this method, but I didn't have to bring the car in or have the dealer touch anything.

ThePartsYouNeed.com lists the 900 from 95-98 and the 9000 from 95-96 with the same remote & instructions, so I would assume they'd use the same instructions.
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So it would be something like this...

Take the remote, take out the battery, put the battery in, click the unlock button twice, click and hold the unlock button until the horn chirps...

Do you have to put the alarm into a special mode first? Or it juts has to be disarmed? Seems like anybody could code a remote to a Saab 9000 sitting around, so long as the alarm wasn't armed.
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Default Does this fob reprogamming work?

I've tried this with two different fobs, each with new batteries and it doesn't work.

Can anyone clarify tihs process?
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Default Two batteries in a fob

BTW. Can anyone else confirm that they have two batteries in each fob.

I have four fobs in total:-
1 came with the car
1 bought from eBay and re-programmed by Saab
2 bought from eBay but not yet re-programmed

All of them have 2 x CR2016 batteries installed.

Does anyone else have two batteries?
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BTW. Can anyone else confirm that they have two batteries in each fob.
Yep In my family there are six fobs and they all have 2 batteries.
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Car is at the independent mechanic. He said that if we had at least 1 key than any number of remotes (up to 4 of course) could be programmed.

Indy said if he couldn't get it to go, dealer will do it for $48US
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Luckily, Saab dealers in the UK only charge about 13 for the re-programming work, if you have your own fob.
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I hate to beat a dead horse...


But, did anyone actually get this method to work for them?
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I took a stab in the dark, and purchased programming instructions from an online source. Just a few bucks, so, it was worth a shot.

The instructions do not work for me.

I have one original remote that works, and two "new" remotes that I want to program.

Has anyone found a way to do this themselves?

By the way, the car, 1995 900 S.
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