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....how do I break into my car ? It's a '87 turbo.
Naturally I managed to lose the reserve keys too.
Is it better to drill a door lock, the hatch lock, or breaking a glass? if so, which one is the chaper/easiest to replace?

Can Saab provide a key if given the VIN? How long do they take for it? and how much $?

I think I'll replace all the lock mechanisms (steering column, front doors, hatch and glovebox) with junkyard items, assuming I can find a car with its key, is it a hard taskto in somebody's experience?

Thanks for the help, even if you don't help me any word to confort me in this "hard" moment would be appreciated (I left the car 70km away from home and came home by train, we both feel lonely now ). Please don't tell me to be more careful with the keys, I should have learnt the lesson now.
 

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bad luck...
I have seen posts somewhere here that iirc you can order the key if you know the vin number
it would be the cheapest option ..
even if you broke i you would still have to break the steering lock and hot wire the car ...messy

I would try very hard to get the right key...
maybe you could find a lock "specialist" to help
 

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IIRC Saab is able to determing the key pattern from the VIN number on later classic 900s and 9000s. Speak with a Saab dealer, prove ownership and they should be able to create a duplicate key for you.
 

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i locked my keys in my car last summer and i phoned the saab dealership that it was bought from and they provided me with a "blank" this would apparently open the doors but not start the engine the guy at the dealership gave it to me after proving the vehicle was mine, however when i got back i tried it in the ignition and it worked but you can get them anyway from the dealers and i think they are £7 ish but if i recall it can take upto 72 hours good luck
 

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Originally posted by stupot:
[qb]i locked my keys in my car last summer and i phoned the saab dealership that it was bought from and they provided me with a "blank" this would apparently open the doors but not start the engine  the guy at the dealership gave it to me  after proving the vehicle was mine,[/qb][/b]
What is to stop someone proving their ownership of a vehicle and then getting into someone elses?
 

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Originally posted by stupot:
[qb]i dont think it was a master key  that would open all saab 9000   or at least i should hope not. the guy   at the dealers did ask for my vin no  etc   so i just assumed it was for my car only    [/qb][/b]
In which case I misunderstood your post Give the dealer the VIN, they will give you a key that works (as I said above). They will also need proof of ownership.
 

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Can I just ask that anyone else that replies to this remembers to only refer to legitimate above board techniques to get in to the car lest we wish to broadcast to the world in general how to nick 9000s
 

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Wow thanks guys, these replies were so quick. I'm giving the dealer a ring tomorrow, and see how quick they can be. If it's more than 3 days or more than 30-50€ I'll have my car towed home, they quoted me 40€ to do it so I could do it just for peace of mind
. Otherwise, I'm leaving the car where it is and wait for the keys.

If the key is too expensive, or if the dealer doesn't know about ordering new keys through the VIN (I wouldn't be surprised, it's Italy over here ), it would be junkyard time.

I would be junkyarding anyway I'm afraid, because the previous owner managed to have the driver's door broken into, so he changed the lock in that only door. So I actually lost two pair of keys, one key for the driver's door and the other for the rest of the car. Naturally the key requested via VIN would not work in the driver's door, so I'd need a new lock and key form a junkyard.
Isn't it possible to order a door lock through the VIN? I could use this "disgrace" to have all the locks matching.

Thanks for sharing my sorrow , this board rules.
 

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No surprises. I just called the dealer, they don't want the VIN, they want the key cose, which is a 4-5 digit code in the services book or in one of the locks.
Naturally 12 years old car don't come with services book , so all I can do is pull a lock out of the car and read the code there, I guess.
Cost of a new door lock, code matched with the rest of the car: 80-90€, cost of a new key: 20€.
Is there a way to trace the key code through the VIN?

MarkE, I know I surely don't want to teach people to steal 9000s, but 1)I trust the people around here as good guys, and 2)I really need help, so what this board is about if not to help Saabers to help each other ?
 

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Ok I contacted another dealer more far from home, he saied they could provide me new keys with the VIN,but he wasn't sure they would work. So I went to my local one and they accepted to order the keys, but the guy wasn't sure they would have worked, because my car is too old. If it was a '95, no problems, but a '87...
One week to wait.
Well I saied for 18€ it's worth to try.
I'll let you know how it goes.
It seems strange anyway that Saab can provide keys, but they don't work
 
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