Adding a key (Saab 9-3 2003-)

If you have a Saab 9-3 with model year 2003- or newer and only have one key fob it’s a really good idea to invest in an extra key fob as soon as possible. If you loose both of your keys you will have to replace the CIM unit and the locking cylinders. If you buy a key fob that is programmed to another car you will not be able to program it.

Requirements

  • SAAB 9-3 MY03- or newer
  • At least one working key fob
  • A new/cleared key fob
  • Tech2 with CANDi module
  • Security Access
  • SAAB 1XX.000 PCMCIA card

Preparations

You will need to have all the keys that you want to function with your car present when you add a new key fob.

To activate this function you will need security access which can be downloaded from TIS (TIS2000 or GlobalTIS).

Procedure

  • Select F0: Diagnostics
  • Select Model Year
  • Select Saab 9-3 Sport (9440)
  • Select F4: All
  • Select F7: Add/Remove
  • Select F2: Add Keys
  • Press Enter when the info about security access and that you’ll need all keys present accurs (If you haven’t downloaded security access from TIS yet, the Tech2 will prompt you to do).
  • Turn the ignition key to LOCK position when the Tech2 prompts you to do so.
  • Remove the ignition key when the Tech2 prompts you to.
  • The Tech2 will now ask you to insert a valid key fob to the ignition, this will be your original key fob.
  • Press OK when you have inserted a valid key fob.
  • Press Yes when the Tech2 asks if you want to program another key.
  • Remove the ignition key when the Tech2 prompts you to.
  • Insert the key fob you wish to program/add.
  • Press OK
  • Press No when the Tech2 asks you again if you want to add another key when you have programmed all the key fobs you want functioning with your car. If you want to add more keys you press Yes.
  • Remove the ignition key when the Tech2 prompts you to.
  • Insert the key again when the Tech2 prompts you to.
  • Turn the ignition key to the ON potision when Tech2 prompts you to.
  • The Tech2 will now clear all DTC’s.
  • Turn the ignition key to the LOCK position when the Tech2 prompts you to.
  • And you’re done!