Lost SAAB Keys

SAAB LOGOOwning a SAAB is great, we hear it all the time. One of the things about owning a SAAB that isn’t so great is when you need a spare key or worse yet, you’ve lost your last one!  You try every lead you can to avoid going to a dealer (which technically doesn’t exist anymore) so you try every locksmith in the book and you keep getting referrals to either a dealer that still services SAAB, or other locksmiths that give you more referrals.

Well guess what, we make keys to SAAB vehicles!

Do you want a spare key WITH or WITHOUT the remote buttons for your SAAB 9-3 or 9-5?  No problem.

SAAB 2 track remote key*Note: You MUST have a working key that starts the car now for this to apply.

Vehicles that apply:

1999 – 2002 SAAB 9-3 (2 track laser cut sidewinder key)

1999 – 2002 SAAB 9-5 (2 track laser cut sidewinder key)

2003 – 2009 SAAB 9-5 (4 track laser cut sidewinder key)

Do you want a spare POD key for your SAAB 9-3?  No Problem.

SAAB POD Key*Note: You MUST have a working key that starts the car now for this to apply.

Vehicles that apply:

2003 – 2009 SAAB 9-3 (POD key with remote buttons and a 2 OR 4 track sidewinder key)

Have you LOST all your keys to your SAAB 9-3 or 9-5?  No Problem.

*Note: If you are not in Kansas City, you will need to have a professional remove a module from your car and have it shipped to our shop for this service. 

When the last key is lost to a 1999 – 2009 SAAB 9-3 or 9-5, a module must be replaced or reflashed as standard programming is not possible. If you still have a working key we strongly recommend getting a spare key made as the cost is much MUCH more affordable.



Vehicles that apply:

1999 – 2002 SAAB 9-3  (We need the TWICE module)

2003 – 2009 SAAB 9-3 (We need the CIM module)

1999 – 2009 SAAB 9-5 (We need the TWICE module)

Disclaimer: This applies to out of state customers. We do not give instructions on how to remove the modules listed as we strongly recommend a professional mechanic or repair shop to do this.  We do not take responsibility for damage to the modules listed above when pulled improperly. If you pull your own part, do you this at your own risk. What we guarantee is the chip data inside the keys to be properly written into the modules in question not that the vehicle will start as there are multiple factors that could lead to the vehicle not starting. If the TWICE, MIU or Engine Control is transplanted from another vehicle a local professional will need to synch the units to the car.



Also: If you are shipping us your module and are requesting a key with the remote head keys, be aware that the remote programs in separately and must be done at the car. You will need a local locksmith with the proper equipment to do this for you.

The other SAAB models…

The SAAB 9-2X is basically a Subaru WRX for all intents and purposes.  The ‘X’ in the name implies all-wheel drive. We treat these as if they are a Subaru WRX and those are business as usual.  Nothing special to note.  If you need a key or remote give us a call today.

The 2011 SAAB 9-4 was only produced for 1 year and has a proximity key.  This SUV is a rebadged Cadillac SRX which we also support. Give us a call!

9-4XThe SAAB 9-5Z was made from 2010 – 2011 and used a smart prox key similar to the SAAB 9-4.  We can program these.

The SAAB 9-7X was built on General Motors’ GMT360 Platform.  That means its basically a re-badged Chevrolet Trailblazer (or a GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, Isuzu Ascender, or Oldsmobile Bravada).  These are no problem either, give us a call.

There are many older models of SAAB as they were in production from the 1940’s through their bankruptcy in 2011.  If your car was not listed anywhere above that only means it does not have a transponder equipped.  If your car was not listed, give us a call for more details on your specific vehicle.

General Info:

TWICE stands for:  Theft Warning Integrated Central Electronics.

CIM stands for: Central Integrated Module.

MIU stands for: Main Instrumental Unit.  (It’s the speedometer)