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Lost my last 2002 Saab 9-3sE key. Dealer wants1400 buck.

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Lost my last 2002 Saab 9-3sE key. Dealer wants1400 buck. already got twice unit out and have two keys with transmitters that don't work. Best solution and price please?

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you have a backup key? Maybe the emergency kind that fits in your wallet?

No backup key. The 2 keys I have unlock doors and ignition switch, but no longer t tell twice unit to allow enipgni engine to start

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '02 Saab?

9-3se convertible

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Convertible yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes, I have removed the twice unit and ready to ship it and the 2 non working keys to be mated again.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Pricing for various sources.. outfit in Utah want 795$ to reprogram Twice unit and my 2 keys with transmitters

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Saab
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Saab Mechanic: Shawn Few ,
 replied 8 months ago
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Hey ,how are you
I seen That your post been sitting for a long time without an answer ,I 'm sorry for your long wait without getting an answer till now
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Saab Mechanic: Shawn Few ,
 replied 8 months ago

Hey how are you

the $795 is a good price , your other option ,is to get on ebay , buy a used module ,key , steering lock module , and computer and change all at same time ,which will make it more expensive & the $1400 is to much .off course with out the last key ,they can not reprogram any keys that is true

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I have been waiting for answer before using an outfit in UT.. no spare keys that work.. Twice unit removed and ready for shipment to
Saab Mechanic: Shawn Few ,
 replied 8 months ago

what price ?

are they going give you any warranty ?

, and u send all modules in and they rebuild them , that is a good idea

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Saab Mechanic: Shawn Few ,
 replied 8 months ago

Saab are nightmares when keys are lost .you can buy the whole car used for $3500 .in some cases I had customers buy a junk one and take parts off of it

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
They reprogram the twice unit and transmitter in the keys.. 795 is so much, trying to find another solution that isn't so pricey..
Saab Mechanic: Shawn Few ,
 replied 8 months ago

that is $295 ,you do the work , it is not that hard

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Saab Mechanic: Shawn Few ,
 replied 8 months ago

$165 on this that will fit yours

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Both links seems I have to replace ign.switch and door handle. What about trunk too?
Saab Mechanic: Shawn Few ,
 replied 8 months ago

keep your key oem for trunk and door opening and use the other to start it

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Saab Mechanic: Shawn Few ,
 replied 8 months ago

the ignition switch you have to replace

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Saab Mechanic: Shawn Few ,
 replied 8 months ago

that is the cheapest solution I know of on this

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Any other solutions to reprogram vs replacing everything else?
Saab Mechanic: Shawn Few ,
 replied 8 months ago

There is none ,

Replacing in your case sounds best option since $795 out of the question ,I m sorry if there was I would tell you

and I owned saab and replace these parts on over 20 cars over the years

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