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  1. #1

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    Saab 9-5 MY 1999 key barrel replacement

    Hi gang,

    So after doing some work we reconnected the battery and discovered the key refused to turn. After much lube, and twisting of the steering wheel [no apparent steering lock activation] it turned and we started the car. After turning it off, it refused to turn again. We tried removing the key barrel, found if it's in the lock position it apparently can't be removed. We drilled out the lock and are now going to get a replacement barrel.

    Question: Does the key have a chip in it and is it possible to just replace the barrel and everything works again? Right now its a giant paper weight.

    Thanks for your help.

    JR

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    Yes the key has a chip. Not sure if you can just replace the barrel though. That's something that I havent had to tackle just yet

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    Hey BF,

    So the top of the key holder breaks into two parts and the chip is in the top part, I changed the top of the key with the new key that came with the new barrel. We put it all together again and it worked fine the key reader reads the original chip but the key is different. The car has come back to life.

    Thanks for the support.

    JR

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