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  1. Where do I go to get a 2nd key fob made? (Central NJ)

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi I have a 2005 9-3 Arc convertible and I need a second key made since I just have one and it's starting to come apart. I live in central NJ and would like to know if anyone has done this in the past and if I should be looking for someone that deals specifically with Saab vehicles. I did find...
  2. Dangerous chemical compositions?

    Tech II Workshop
    Hey all you Saab ninjas! My name is Joe Herring - I live in Port Orchard, WA (USA) and I've got an issue that to my understanding, requires a tech II to get my 1999 Saab 9-5 back on the road. During my foolish attempt to make multiple keys, I tried to install the transponder from my ONLY working...
  3. 9000 Stuck Ignition

    9000 Workshop
    I've recently acquired a 1987 Saab 9000 Turbo. The distributor in the car is blown so we didn't bother turning the key when we looked at it. Once we dropped it off at home, I tried to at least get the engine to turn over, but when I put the key in, it wouldn't move at all. I jiggled the...
  4. Annoying trunk/horn issue.... Help

    Tech II Workshop
    I have a 2004 9-3 convertible with 130k miles. I've had this car for a few months and haven't had any sort of issues until yesterday. For some reason, the horn will sound 2-3 little chirps and the trunk will unlatch or vise versa. I cannot seem to figure out why this is happening. The only way I...
  5. Locked out, central locking fail, HELP!

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Recently had to smash my rear window to gain access to my car. Here's the story... Locked the car, went to work and came out after my shift to find the remote didn't unlock the car, close range or far, angles etc so i got a new battery for it from the shop and still nothing. Took out the metal...
  6. Another key fob locked-out thread (but it's different...?)

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I spent some time looking at various discussions about keyfob issues but I feel my situation is a bit unique in that, amongst some other things, the actual key inside the keyfob doesn't unlock the door. If this is not unusual and covered in another thread, please feel free to point me in the...
  7. Central locking issue but not car battery

    9-5 Workshop
    Hello, My car wouldn't unlock on the electronic key fob. I followed the advice elsewhere on this forum and used the key on the hidden keyhole on the right hand side of the hatchback lid, crawled over the back seat and opened the car manually. I was expecting the car battery to be flat ... but...
  8. If anyone needs keys let me know (CIM Module)

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hopefully this is ok to put here, I was personally in a situation needing Saab keys a couple years ago and dealer is outrageous. If anyone needs a key for 03-09 at least you can ship me CIM module and I can flash in a new key for $200 (negotiable), with me supplying the "gummy" remote head key...
  9. Need help diagnosing door lock issue

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello I have a 2004 saab 9-3 aero. I'm having issues locking the doors. The car used to lock and unlock with the remote but now it doesn't. Also when I hit the lock button in the car none of the doors lock but they do unlock. I have to manually push down each lock except for on the drivers door...
  10. Key cylinder sticking on release now (06 9-5)

    9-5 Workshop
    I've read a few threads already, but the advice is all over the place and from years I'm hoping to get better advice consolidated here. Over the last 2 weeks the key cylinder doesn't seem to want to release fully, but not every time. I can remove the key just fine, but it doesn't...
  11. Key reprogram VS swapping "CIM" ?? HELP

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey guys, new to the site and this is my first post! I currently have a 2001 9-3 bought the car with a bad clutch for a $100, did the job the first time and turns out i got a bad slave. did the job a second time and drove the car right up until i crashed it, fell asleep and went down into a...
  12. Add a Key 2011 - Warning M4510 At Leat one Vin invalid/unsupported

    Tech II Workshop
    Anyone try to add a key to a 2011 9-3? I've previously added keys on 03/04 cars, but never on anything this new. I'm using mongoose, tech2win and SAABGLOBALTIS. This 2011 has asked for security access for other changes with NO ISSUE. When it comes to the keys i get a warning on security...
  13. lost key for Saab 9000 1996 CSE Anniversary

    The Lounge
    I am stuck. Lost the key! How and where do I order a new one and get it programmed?
  14. For Sale: 2010 9-3 CIM & Matching Key

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    Name: Tony Location: Los Angeles Means of contact: PM me. Price:$200 in person - $250 Shipped (unless you're really far) Transmission Type (auto/manual): Mileage (miles/kms): Description: I've got a CIM and matching key pulled from a 2010 9-3 Arc. Pictures:
  15. TWICE Reprogramming on an 08 9-5

    9-5 Workshop
    Hey guys, I'm currently helping a guy replace and program a new TWICE module with associated keys. I'm using WIS as a guide but I cannot figure out what is going on in the image it displays (I've attached a screenshot of the page), specifically what 'D' and 'C' refer to. If anyone has previous...
  16. Who in Los Angeles w/ Tech 2 will program a 2nd ign. key for me?

    Tech II Workshop
    I bought an '07 9-5 with only one working ignition key and I would like to add a second key. I've already bought a new blank key and also I got (from Ebay) a used key to pull the electronics to add them to the new blank key. I'm looking for someone in or near Los Angeles who can reprogram the...
  17. Need replacement Key "Shell" for 01 9-3 Vert

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hey Gang, I gouged out the side of my backup key shell for my vert. When I went to press the button, nothing happened, so I thought the battery must have died. So, I was trying to open it. I thought that the way to do it is with a corkscrew poked into the little hole in the side...
  18. Wow, not even 1 reply about central locking problem?

    9-5 Workshop
    Is my problem so unique that no one has ever seen anything like it before? I just bought a 2007 9-5 w/ 92k miles on it. The problem is that the central locking system is not working correctly. The previous owner bought one new ignition key and central locking (TWICE) unit after swimming in...
  19. KEY FOB Stuck in On Off Start Manual 5 Speed

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Car will not start. Key FOB is stuck in ON OFF START ... I can not remove the key and the car will not start. This Vehicle is a 2004 9-3 Linear MANUAL 5 Speed
  20. Car battery dead, key stuck in ignition

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So 2 days ago, I accidentally left my key in the ignition in the off position (2006 Saab 93). They were in the ignition for roughly 20 hours. Right after the battery completely died(the lights went out the gear shifting box), i managed to poke a wire through the door and lift up the button that...