Date: Tue, 05 Apr 2005 10:03:23 +1200
From: Richard Sutherland-Smith <>
Subject: Re: source for new key fobs?

> On 26 Mar 2005 10:29:29 -0800, "robertjm" > <> wrote: > > >Hi all, > > > >The remote keyless entry key fob is starting to be really picky as to > >whether it wants to work, or not. Also, the black rubber pads are > >starting to wear through. > > > >Can anyone suggest a cheap source for a replacement? Also, what's > >involved with programming a new fob? It'd defeat the purpose of having > >it, if it doesn't work. Also, the other one I had stopped working some > >time ago so I'm down to this one. > > > >This is for a 1995 900SE turbo Convertible, if that matters, partswise. > > > >Thanks, > > > >Robert > > > Robert, > > Yes you will need a dealer or indie with a Tech II to program your car > to accept the new remote. You can program your car to accept up to 4 > remotes. > > The rubber pads can be purchased seperately. The remote come apart and > it pops right in. Also a picky fob can be caused by weak batteries. > You may just need a pad and batteries. > > I hope you have more than one remote. If you were to lock the car with > a remote and the remote fails, you will be hating life. Once the alarm > system is armed with a remote, it can ONLY be unarmed with a remote. > > Yes you will be able to unlock the car with the key, but the alarm > will go off and you will not be able to start the car. The fix is to > replace the alarm ECU. The part is around $500-$600. > > ALWAYS HAVE AT LEAST 2 WORKING REMOTES WITH THIS ALARM SYSTEM!!!! > > Good luck, > Steve Not true on the 9000. I had my 1996 Aero altered by a Tech-II so that I could use the key OR the fob to set or deactivate the alarm. I locked my one fob in the car; I used the second key to get in and set the alarm off, then used the fob to turn it off. I didn't have to replace anything else. -- Richard & Mary Sutherland-Smith 19 Webb Road, Wanganui 5001, NZ

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