Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2003 17:48:20 -0500
From: "Scania 9-3" <slalom153nopsamnet>
Subject: Re: replacement key

Well I apologize for any commotions it seems I have made, but indeed the keys are laser cut. The keys are cut with a guidance of a laser, just like Mercedes, BMW, Audi and Volvo. The keys are *not* cut with a laser. Such a thing does not exist except in James Bond Movies. Since 1999, the keys on the Saabs were changed. Walt, your 9000 key is an entirely different key then what was manufactured on the 1999 models. Your key does not have the features that the new ones have. The keys from 1999 and up are not able to be copied by any locksmith. Go ahead any try. They might be able to cut a key, and open the doors and turn the ignition (as well as set the alarm off), but the car will display "key not accepted". Your $10 key is old technology and any model 1999 and after requires a key cut by Saab which has a radio transponder in the top. I might not seem like it, but that's what that big plastic bulge at the top is. If you look closely the key has a line going all the way around the head that allows you to open the top. Take a look here at this website see if you can buy a key from them. It says see dealership because the key must be ordred through Saab. Also we don't not even touch the key, they cut and make the entire thing. The only thing we do is hand the key to a technician, then he can assign it to the computer so the computer will allow the key to start the car. (Which is what the transponder does, gives an uncloakable code that must match with the computer in your car). The remotes can be bought off ebay. A matter of fact I have bought a remote off ebay for my 9-3 (much much cheaper), and have had it programed to my car. Those are more expensive than keys. But in terms of keys Walt, I stand my ground. "Dave Hinz" <> wrote in message news:brokku$5n0uj$ > On Tue, 16 Dec 2003 22:37:20 -0500, Scania 9-3 <slalom153nopsamnet> wrote: > > How do you buy a key for your car off ebay? Have you bought keys for your > > house off ebay too? The key is laser cut in Sweden > > Judging from the tooling marks on my keys for my '99 9-5, they are > most decidedly *not* laser-cut, but in my case, are cut on a milling > machine with at least one chipped flute on the cutter. > > > I work at a Saab Dealership, I kinda know these > > things. > > Maybe you've been *told* it's laser-cut, but that doesn't make > it so. The tooling marks are quite clearly from an end-mill cutter > with a 2.5mm diameter. > > Other than that, yeah, go get another key so it can be programmed to > your car, or if you lose it, it gets really expensive. But, the key > isn't laser-cut. > > Dave Hinz >

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