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Saab 9-3 Key

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  • 23-02-2010 6:36pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 11,586 ✭✭✭✭


    Have a 2004 9-3, the buttons on the key are in bits, assume I'll have to go through a main dealer for a replacement?

    Are there any alternative sources where I can get a new one?

    If i have to go through Saab, what sort of cost am I looking at?

    Gracias.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 78 ✭✭garyt43


    got a new audi key from main dealer a couple of weeks back....cost of key 115 incl vat and 70 euro to code it to the car....it is expensive but at least it will work....stay away from keys sold on ebay....they will open and shut ur doors but thats bout it...
    http://www.dynolocks.ie/services_automobiles.shtml?gclid=CILkgOS1iaACFSc9lAody1Jnkw

    http://www.crothers.ie/saab-keys.html

    a couple of sites there hope it helps.......


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,776 ✭✭✭✭galwaytt


    I thought we'd lost a key for our 9-3 lately, and nearly had to fork out, so did price it.

    Keyfob: €70 iirc
    Programming : € 60

    You do realise there's a manual key, in the top of it ? (I didn't !), that isn't included and is an extra..........€ 60?

    All approx, btw, and yes, you have to get one from Saab.

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 810 ✭✭✭ha-ya-said-what


    A few select lock smiths/cobbler places can do the keys.

    I got a VW key off one couple of weeks ago 90 quid instead of paying VW 160 or summit of the like


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,760 ✭✭✭Theta


    galwaytt wrote: »

    You do realise there's a manual key, in the top of it ? (I didn't !), that isn't included and is an extra..........€ 60?

    Haha most people dont know this. I had a friend locked out of his 9-3 for a week becuase he was waiting to get a new battery for his key before I showed him the manual spare.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,586 ✭✭✭✭For Forks Sake


    Theta wrote: »
    Haha most people dont know this. I had a friend locked out of his 9-3 for a week becuase he was waiting to get a new battery for his key before I showed him the manual spare.

    The Key is fine, it's the main part with the buttons on it that needs replacing.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 28 henryhenry1


    Try www.autokey.ie , they repaired a Seat key for me


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,685 ✭✭✭✭R.O.R


    The Key is fine, it's the main part with the buttons on it that needs replacing.

    If it's just the buttons that have gone, you may only need the shell without the electronics in - that's if you can buy one of those somewhere.

    If you are brave enough (and have a spare key) take the key apart as though you were going to replace the battery, and see if the electonic circuit inside can be safely removed.

    I did this with 2 Skoda keys years ago where the metal at the bottom had come off. Found 2 "spare" VW Keys and swapped the relevant bits.

    I did have an old Saab key around somewhere which I would have opened to see if it can be done, but I can't find it at the moment.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,586 ✭✭✭✭For Forks Sake


    R.O.R wrote: »
    If it's just the buttons that have gone, you may only need the shell without the electronics in - that's if you can buy one of those somewhere.

    If you are brave enough (and have a spare key) take the key apart as though you were going to replace the battery, and see if the electonic circuit inside can be safely removed.

    I did this with 2 Skoda keys years ago where the metal at the bottom had come off. Found 2 "spare" VW Keys and swapped the relevant bits.

    I did have an old Saab key around somewhere which I would have opened to see if it can be done, but I can't find it at the moment.

    Good advice, but only have the one key.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,685 ✭✭✭✭R.O.R


    Good advice, but only have the one key.

    Probably not the best idea to possibly break the only key you have though. Take it apart though and see if it looks like the circuit is removable.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16 Murphys001


    Have a 2004 9-3, the buttons on the key are in bits, assume I'll have to go through a main dealer for a replacement?

    Are there any alternative sources where I can get a new one?

    Which part of the country are you in as I maybe able to put you in contact with an independant Saab specialist who is a customer of mine. The keys have to be programmed (security measure).

    .. and if any Saab owner is looking for a discount on new genuine or after market Saab parts, please send a PM. I am a specilaist Saab parts seller for 3 years and have the same parts software as the main delaers.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,586 ✭✭✭✭For Forks Sake


    Murphys001 wrote: »
    Which part of the country are you in as I maybe able to put you in contact with an independant Saab specialist who is a customer of mine. The keys have to be programmed (security measure).

    .. and if any Saab owner is looking for a discount on new genuine or after market Saab parts, please send a PM. I am a specilaist Saab parts seller for 3 years and have the same parts software as the main delaers.

    sorry, just saw this now am in the midlands


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,685 ✭✭✭✭R.O.R


    The key is very easy to take apart. Got an old Saab in today so took the key apart.

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    If you can find a key cover in decent condition (maybe try a scrap yard) then it's a 2 minute job.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,586 ✭✭✭✭For Forks Sake


    R.O.R wrote: »
    The key is very easy to take apart. Got an old Saab in today so took the key apart.

    03032010197.jpg


    If you can find a key cover in decent condition (maybe try a scrap yard) then it's a 2 minute job.

    Yeah, all I need it the bit on the right with the buttons onit


  • Registered Users Posts: 55 ✭✭finbarrrr


    That's amazing that they Key can be split like that.

    I have a 04 Saab and the keys are in bits..

    I could leave the Electronic bit in the car and just carry the actual 'key' around to open / close the door!!!!


    I sent a mail to Autokey.ie. So we see if they will get back to me..


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,778 ✭✭✭sebastianlieken


    just fyi if you're looking for alternatives;

    I need a new key for my golf and VW quoted me £225

    instead I ordered a key off ebay for £40, gonna get it cut in a car key locksmiths (prob no more than another £40), I can go into VW then aswell and get it programmed for the immobilisor for whatever their hourly rate is (probably some extortionate like £60)

    I'm still better off at ~£140 quid though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,417 ✭✭✭The Pontiac




  • Registered Users Posts: 55 ✭✭finbarrrr


    Seb,

    I think I'm lucky in that it's just the casing is knackered..

    With the comments above I believe I just need a new case, split my current key and transfer over the insides to the new case. :-)


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,417 ✭✭✭The Pontiac


    finbarrrr wrote: »
    Seb,

    I think I'm lucky in that it's just the casing is knackered..

    With the comments above I believe I just need a new case, split my current key and transfer over the insides to the new case. :-)

    I have two Saab keys that are also in bits (very common). It's just the fob you need -the key and electrics should be fine.

    A cheap fix.


  • Registered Users Posts: 55 ✭✭finbarrrr


    Pontiac,

    I'm glad I went looking on boards. With this info I got two cases of ebay for less than E20..


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,760 ✭✭✭Theta



    I looked into these before and they are not the same as genuine key cases.

    They are plastic and not the rubber type that the actual keys are made of, you can find rubber ones but they will be about 40 bills.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 55 ✭✭finbarrrr


    Theta,

    Cheers for the info. I'll post what I'll finish up with and give a review :-)


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