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  1. #1

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    26 Aug 2019
    Kansas City, MO
    2003 9-3 SE Convertible
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    Buy or not buy - "bad" twice

    I found a 2001 9-5 (don't know what sub model yet) that the seller (non-Saab person) said its "something they call a bad twice box". I am VERY new to Saab.

    The seller does have a key, obviously the car doesn't run, but before I pay $200 to have it towed home I'd like to understand the process of fixing this.

    I am guessing the twice can either need to be reprogrammed or replaced (damaged).
    If it's needs reprogramming (I don't have a Tech 2) can I pull it and send it out somewhere? Are there places that do reprogramming?
    If it's needs replacement I have to replace not just the twice but the key(?) and ignition(?)?

    Any additional info and/or questions I haven't brought up I would appreciate the input.


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  2. #2
    Saab Nut
    Join Date
    10 Apr 2017
    Denham, England
    2011 2.0 9-5 Aero
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    TWICE = Theft Warning Integrated Central Electronics. You can replace the box but you will need a "Tech 2" device to marry it to the vehicle.

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