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Is keyless entry and anti-theft alarm controlled by one control unit or separate units on '2000 9-3? I have keyless entry on my recently bought car but there appears to be no alarm. My insurance requests alarm.

I thought if keyless entry and alarm is controlled by the same box, then maybe it's only adding the sensors and activating alarm. Or do i have to buy some expencive alarm box from the dealership to have original alarm system?

Thnks for any ideas.
 

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Ok, I allready got the answer from local forum. There is ecu named TWICE that controls all security related stuff. To enable alarm the siren, glass braking sensor and hood swich have to be installed and activated with TECH 2. And those little things cost more than entire aftermarket alarm system with installation. :x

Does anybody have some sirens and sensors for sale ?
 

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earthworm said:
I thought all that stuff was already in place, installed on the car when it was built.
The alarm is standard in Scandinavia and allso in Estonia but i bought this car off lease from Belgium where it's an option (i guess allso Germany, Netherlands, France and so on). Allso heated seats are standard here but not in Belgium.
 

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JMarkert said:
I bet it's not. We north americans only got the plush models with most of the options. I think the europeans were able to get some of their options one by one.
Saabs here have allso plush or leather seats, no plastic. However you can buy BMW and Mercedes here with cheap and ugly fabric on the seats.

JMarkert said:
Given that you need to get your dealer involved for the Tech II part, I would suspect that an aftermarket alarm might be the cheaper option, even if you could get the SAAB parts used.
I got aftermarket alarm installed yesterday. Saved allmost half the money compared to original. Tech 2 is not very expencive here. The biggest price difference were parts. There is no Saab repair shop in Tartu so i would have to drive 200 km to Tallinn. In Tallinn there are three Saab garages. One of them is official dealer and other two are independent but they all have Tech 2.
 

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JMarkert said:
One thing I did notice - the RDS system is pretty cool. It's a system that interupts your radio or cd to give you local "emergency" traffic info. It was in German, so I had no clue what it was saying, but it's still pretty cool.
RDS has allso other features besides Traffic Announce. It allso gives station name and scrolling text announcments on the radio screen. And if the station frequency changes as you dive on, it automatically swiches to the new frequency of the same station.
 
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