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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: 10 months ago.Category: Saab
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Saab Mechanic: Shawn Few ,
 replied 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 months ago

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

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Saab Mechanic: Shawn Few ,
 replied 10 months ago

$165 on this that will fit yours

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Both links seems I have to replace ign.switch and door handle. What about trunk too?
Saab Mechanic: Shawn Few ,
 replied 10 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 10 months ago

the ignition switch you have to replace

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Saab Mechanic: Shawn Few ,
 replied 10 months ago

that is the cheapest solution I know of on this

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Any other solutions to reprogram vs replacing everything else?
Saab Mechanic: Shawn Few ,
 replied 10 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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