Date: 25 Aug 2006 08:55:51 -0700
Subject: Re: Valet Key

Thank you for taking the time to write, the Saab is from California, but I learning that Saab and Cadillac are selling in the same dealerships, have no idea how long that has been that way, Thanks Andrew Sinclair wrote: > In message <>, > writes > >Girlfriend broke original key in a 2005 9-5, but has the Valet key. > I'm not quite sure what a valet key is (don't have them in Europe!) > >When I put that key in, the computer does not recognise the Valet key > >and says that on the dash read out. Is there away for the Valet key to > >be programmed by the original key, something about put them > >side-by-side? > If you have the electronics in the original key still functioning then > the second key can be programmed off the first key (but you need a Saab > dealer - or perhaps a GM dealer will have the equipment). The problem > arises if you loose all the keys to the car then that means a huge > wallet emptying exercise as big chunks of the security system have to be > replaced. > > You might be able to get the car to start by using the 'valet key' in > the ignition and holding the broken key next to the ignition switch as > the electronics to read the key are part of the ignition switch and read > the key wirelessly. Or, if the keys are the same (my 9-5 has two > different shape keys) then swapping the electronics over is relatively > easy giving you one good key) > > >Sorry just a old chevy pick-up guy, plus the Saab is in > >Mexico. > > > Hope you get going and don't forget to get a second key programmed as > quickly as possible. Can you buy Saabs in Mexico? > > You can check how many keys/transponders are programmed to the car by > pressing the boot/trunk release button on the key whilst the engine is > running, the SID display above the radio will tell you how many keys the > system is programmed for. > > Andy > -- > Andrew Sinclair

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