How to Replace a Saab 9-3 Key
The Saab 9-3 is a great car that is full of appeal for drivers. It offers good visibility and an impressive performance engine. It has a very high safety rating.
However, it is crucial to ensure that you have at the very least two keys that are working for your car. It could be costly to replace a key in the event that you lose it.
How to Replace the Ignition Key on a Saab 9-3
If your car’s keys won’t start in the ignition you must replace it. This guide will walk you through the steps to do it on the Saab 9-3. You’ll require a replacement key, a new reprogrammable battery, and a new key-fob cover.
Unlike older models, most modern Saab vehicles use transponders in the key-fob instead physical key made of metal to unlock and start the car. The reprogrammable batteries that are in the key-fob expire, and they can’t hold any charge. This is especially the case if you use the same key in the same lock.
A professional locksmith can replace the battery quickly. If you’ve got the right tools, and a little patience, you can do it yourself. The first step is to disassemble the key-fob off. This is done by inserting a flathead screwdriver into the slot that is located in the middle of the case. The plastic is thin and easily damaged.
Once the case has been opened, you can create the new key by combining the lower part of the old key with transponder and banana. This will ensure that the new key is linked to the CIM correctly, which can make a huge difference when replacing the primary key for your Saab 9-3.
How do I replace the ignition Key in a Saab 900
If you don’t have two keys you’ll have to remove the steering wheel and dashboard in order to access the ignition. Start by disconnecting the negative battery cable. After the battery has been disconnected, it is possible to remove all the trim pieces as well as dashboard pieces that surround the steering wheel. Once the dash has been removed, you can put an opening with a screwdriver behind the ignition switch.
The ignition barrel has an ignition lock that can stop the car from starting if the key isn’t in it. If the ignition switch isn’t working properly, check if the key is in the lock or is stuck in the barrel of ignition. It is also recommended to rotate your keys and keep them clean to avoid being bent.
Saab cars differ from other cars due to the fact that they don’t have traditional keys made of metal. Instead, the car recognizes the electronic signals generated by the key fob through a special chip embedded in it.
If you lose just one working key fob your dealer will charge the cost of replacing your computer module (also called the CIM). We can however reprogram your existing computer’s EEPROM and set it to accept new keys without replacing it. This can save you over 50% of the cost the dealer charges! This is the SAAB Key PROGRAM. Find out more about it here!
How to Replace the Ignition Key in a Saab9-5
The metal portion of a classic Saab key is easy to duplicate, and it’s not much of a barrier against vehicle theft. The real security is the electronic component in the key-fob, which has a chip inside that recognizes your car when it is inserted into the ignition switch.
Saab has relied on the technology of this anti-theft system for over a decade. It’s not as effective as a door lock however, it makes the theft of your car much more difficult. Every Saab owner should keep an extra Saab key in their vehicle.
The majority of new Saabs come with two keys, program but they can be purchased from a dealer using a special handheld device known as a Tech-2. The cost can be under $400 for the transmitter+transponder (different than the metal key blade/shell that opens the doors and turns the ignition cylinder). The only exception to this is NG 9-3 vehicles, which come with newer, more modern features that require a separate key-fob to operate using a different procedure.
If you lose all keys and the dealer replaces your CIM or program TWICE modules and bill you a premium for it. We can reprogram your computer’s EEPROM to accept new keys without having to replace expensive modules.
How to replace the ignition Key on a Saab XC90
It’s probably time to replace your SAAB key fob if it is experiencing difficulty turning the barrel of your lock. It’s a simple process and you don’t need to go to a dealership. You can complete the process at home using a few basic tools.
First, you’ll need to prepare the keys for your new car. Before you start, be sure that the anti-theft feature is disabled by placing blocks on the rear wheels and engaging the handbrake. Place the key in the ignition, and then turn it to the “on” position. This will activate the accessories, but it will not start the engine. Repeat this 5 times, then turn off the key in the “on” position.
You’ll need to purchase a new case for your key fob. You can get these at any auto parts store, and they’re typically very affordable. Based on the model, you could even buy them without electronic components.
To open the case, place an flathead screwdriver into the slot that is in the middle. Gently work it. The case should break easily and, once you’ve done that, you’ll have access to the internal electronics. Use a flathead screwdriver to gently pull out the electronic components.