Date: Mon, 06 May 2002 03:27:42 GMT
From: scrowenopsamink.net (Steve Crowe)
Subject: Re: 1995 Saab 900 Remote Keyless Entry


On Sun, 05 May 2002 23:03:07 GMT, "Kurt Sanders" <kurtnopsamsanders.com> wrote: >I would like to have a keyless entry for my Saab 900. I asked my dealer and >he said that their is not a factory installed keyless entry system that was >installed in 1995. As you know, the SAAB has a theft alarm package but it >requires me to use the key in the door all the time. I would like it to be >keyless. > >Any ideas out there? > >-- >Thanks > >Kurt E. Sanders > > Kurt, The 95 900 for the US market had keyless entry as a standard feature, except for 95 900 convertibles prior to VIN YS3D$7$$$S7010000. Saab does not have retrofit kit available and does not plan to make one (or so I was told). If you have one of the convertibles, you will have to go aftermarket if you just can't live without it. I personally don't recommend aftermarket systems because when (not if) they break a couple years down the road, who is going to fix the system? If you have 95 900 hardtop or convertible above the above mentioned VIN, then all you have to do is to buy a remote (best to have two, you can have up to four) and have it programmed to the car with a Tech II or ISAT. Dealer or most Saab Indies will have the tools to do the job. I would have them clear all the previous remotes from the car and then just program your remotes. Why two remotes? Well with the system used on the NG900, if you lock the car with the remote, YOU MUST unlock it with the remote. If you don't, the alarm will go off when you unlock the car with the key and you WILL NOT be able to start the car. The only fix at that point is to replace the alarm ECU and start all over again. So if you lock the car with a remote and the dog eats the remote or you lose it or it gets stolen or it gets dropped in a lake or whatever, you are done till you get the car towed and the alarm ECU replaced. OR you use your second already-programmed remote to deactivate the alarm and go on your merry way. Hope this helps, Steve Crowe Ex-Saab Master Tech Harpers Ferry, WV scrowenopsamink.net

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