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    Saab 93: replacement key fob & programming

    Hi all,

    Does anyone know whether I can buy a replacement fob and programme it to my car myself and if so, do you know the process of how to do this? Or can it only be done at a garage?

    I've been quoted 111 from a Saab independent to supply & programme one for me.

    I've seen fobs on eBay starting from 35 and wanted to know if I could DIY the programming bit.

    Thanks

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    You cannot buy already programmed keys and have them re-programmed.

    I think this can only be done via tech 2.

    If you can pick up a fob they should program it for about 35

    Neo bros have/had one for 60 brand new unprogrammed.

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    Ok so I need to buy one which is categorically brand new.

    I'll check what their charge is for programming only and take it from there.

    Thanks buddy

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    No probs

    If it is just the casing that is a bit tatty you can buy a second hand one cheap and swap the casing over, something that I could do with actually.

    Otherwise must be brand new.

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    Re: Saab 93: replacement key fob & programming

    Quote Originally Posted by deano93tid View Post
    No probs

    If it is just the casing that is a bit tatty you can buy a second hand one cheap and swap the casing over, something that I could do with actually.

    Otherwise must be brand new.
    I might have to do this on mine. Where the best place to get casings from? Are eBay items worth a punt or would it be better to buy directly from Saab?

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    Ebay's worth a go providing the picture you see is the actual item and the description should clearly state condition.

    I always message the seller if unsure and if they come back saying it is mint and you receive it and it's not then you can easily be refunded.

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    Re: Saab 93: replacement key fob & programming

    if you only have one fob & NO spare get a spare ASAP,because if you lose your only working key you're looking at 200+ to get the car back on the road..
    As the system needs at least 1 working key to be able to program another to it,otherwise it's the cost of another cim & keys+programming cost to the car..

    i just got another spare from my dealer 60 inc vat,and they still had stock,so going by that at the moment there is no shortage of them..
    Last edited by aerojon; 04-16-2012 at 11:06 AM.

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    Re: Saab 93: replacement key fob & programming

    Aerojon:
    What did you get? Just the fob or the blade too?
    Where is your dealer?

    I need an entire second fob and blade as the car I bought only came with one and it's quite tatty.

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    Re: Saab 93: replacement key fob & programming

    i got just the fob no blade,if you've only got one fob like i said get another sooner rather than later..

    get a cheap good condition used fob off ebay and swap out the electronics from your present key..

    blades are around 27-ish(i think),they have to be ordered to your vin,other words key is cut before it gets to the dealer..
    Last edited by aerojon; 04-16-2012 at 01:51 PM.

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    Neo's have new fobs at 57... I paid 28 for coding at York Saab.
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    Re: Saab 93: replacement key fob & programming

    Silly question but do I need two blades i.e. one for each fob or can I swap the blade between two fobs if they're both coded?

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    Re: Saab 93: replacement key fob & programming

    Quote Originally Posted by aerojon View Post
    you're looking at 200+
    otherwise it's the cost of another cim & keys+programming cost to the car..
    Hi been looking for a replacement CIM but cheapest I can find is 400 used & can't find new price
    Do you know the best place to get one?

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    Re: Saab 93: replacement key fob & programming

    My local independent quoted me 45 + vat for coding alone.

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    ^ Try your nearest dealer.
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    Re: Saab 93: replacement key fob & programming

    Just had a new fob coded at Alexander Saab,Stockton for 34-02 incl VAT so around this price range for coding - took about 10 minutes

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