Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2007 22:28:35 GMT From: still me <wheeledBobnospamo.com> Subject: Re: 1995 900 Keyless remote help!
On Mon, 16 Jul 2007 13:10:36 -0700, "Rachel C." <onlyalittle5150nospamcom> wrote: >Hmmmm...... I purchased this car used last year. (Love Her!) She came >with one Key, and one remote. However, the remote never worked, and as >far as I know, there is no alarm. (or there is and it's disconnected?) >I've read that I can take the remote down to the dealer (of which we >have none.....) and have it programmed to the car, but I'm not sure >that is the problem. Any ideas? Thanks! :) First, change the batteries in the remote, clean the contacts with a pencil eraser, and try again. Also, the dealer can tell you if you have an anti-theft package installed. You might even be able to find out over the phone if you give them the VIN. I would HIGHLY recommend that you either buy a SECOND remote here: http://www.eeuroparts.com/productdetail.aspx?searchResults=1&code=4929 or on Ebay first and have them all programmed at the same time. The programming cost will be the same. You should never set the alarm in a recent Saab if there is only one remote for the car. The reason is that when the alarm is set it disconnects the engine computer. You will not be able to start the car until you unlock it with the remote. If something happens to your remote - lost, smashed, dunked in water, you will NOT be able to drive the car. Even the dealer can't unlock the computer, you have to get a new one (+$1000) from Saab. The reason they did this is to prevent thieves from having devices that would unlock the cars theft system - but it means that no one, including the dealer , can unlock that computer. So, make sure you have two remotes before setting that alarm.