Date: Wed, 07 Jun 2006 23:24:57 GMT From: "Stephen B." <myspamnospamd9.net> Subject: Re: change battery in 2003 se-93 fob?'
"jwl" wrote: > Dr. Richard A. Silberstein wrote: > > Anybody know how to open 2003 remote key to change battery? > > If it's like changing the battery in my 2001 fob, the answer is > carefully. First of all, you've found the battery? Because I had to > special order it for ours. I had to take my fob to a jeweller and > after that put some tape on it because the latch wouldn't close > properly. Anyway, get the thinnest, strongest probe you can and insert > that into the hole on the fob and push in. You may also actually have > to use a thin flat screw driver to pry the back off. Like so many > other things with the Saab, it's nothing easy. 2004 9-3 Smart keys are much easier. First while pressing the Saab logo, pull out the mechanical door key. Place the tip of the mechanical key in the now exposed grove (not the one the key was in) Turn the key separating the two halves of the electric key. replace battery and reassemble. Note: My remotes that were replaced under the recall seem to be much tighter and require some strength to pull out. Stephen B.