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Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2005 09:21:37 -0500
From: "xxx.xx" <linternospamnet>
Subject: Re: can i get / use a *plain* key on my 9-3?

actually, now that i think of it, i could keep a transponder/remote key hidden in the car and just get a regular non-transponder, non-remote key to take in the h20 w/ me. my understanding is that such a key would open the doors but not start the car. is that correct? if so, can i just go to the hardware store and get a copy made of my trans/remote key? thanks again for the help ... "The Malt Hound" > > "xxx.xx" <linternospamnet> wrote in message > news:zaA_d.65102$7z6.54760nospamread04... >> two days ago i got my first saab, a 2002 9-3, and am wondering if i have >> to use the remote key or whether i can't get a key without remote that'll >> still open & run the car. problem is, i'm a surfer and in the past, with >> my trusty 92 volvo, while i'm in the water, i've just hung the key around >> my neck on a cord. can't do that with the saab key, of course, and yet i >> still need some way to lock the car at the beach and stow the key. can't >> wrap it in a towel and leave it on the sand, as that's too vulnerable. >> any thoughts? thanks! >> > > Yes you can. Probably the best place is at the SAAB dealer because the > key will still have the immobilization transponder in it and will need to > be programmed (married) to the car. Otherwise it will not allow the > engine to strat which is kind of the whole point of having the key... ;-) > > -Fred W >

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