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Anybody got any advice on obtaining a secondary remote key? I have the original but thought I really should have a spare. I'm also interested in having the remote start option, but just not sure if this is a straight forward upgrade (tech2 change) and new fob or a complete re-wire! any ideas greatly appreciated
 

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Hello , you need a new remote key plus it will need coding to your car via tech 2 , I know at some point in the past the saab service club was doing it all for about 100 . Wether that still stands true , I don't know . As for remote start , I don't know . Hope I've helped in some way ,
 

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no need for tech2 for the new key,also MY11 9-5 had remote start from the fob,but it does the engine no good to idle from cold..
 

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You raise several pints here - these answers are to the best of my current knowledge:

1. Programming a new fob
Once you've obtained a new fob programming to the car is done using this procedure: http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=367082

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. AFAIK no UK spec cars ever had the the remote start option fitted (I'm not even sure if it's legal in the UK [or Europe??] - something about not being in full control of the car). As with almost every option on the 9-5 NG it's unlikely to be a case of simple configuration - there's bound to be an ECU required as well. Otherwise we'd all have found a nice easy way to add every bell and whistle to our cars!

3. The NG uses a piece of kit called MDI and not the old Tech2 and it's only the specialised Saab garages that are likely to have it.

Good luck with it!

Chris.
 

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Hi Chris/all
Thanks for all the feedback -really useful! It appears that only the 2011 model may have been pre-wired for remote start, but as already said, it depended on which market/law you were under. The MID is useful info - not many dealers have a lot of experience with a turbo6 awd and I'll be asking this question when I look to get it serviced again cheers Daz
 

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Daz,

I appreciate he's a way away from you in Reading however my local ex-indie and now full official Saab garage, Saab Centre Milton Keynes owned and run by Andy for many years now, is very knowledgeable about all things Saab and in particular the NG - he has more under his care locally than anyone else I know.

Chris.

BTW - I know our XWDs have fantastic grip however I didn't realise just how good!!! (re: the photo of your NG in your forum garage parked on the side of a cliff, hee hee...)
 
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