Do I need a new FOB/remote?

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  1. Niz
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    05 Saab 9-2x

    Couple days ago my remote stopped working. Thought it was the battery so I replaced it but it is not working even with the new battery. I went through the programming process several time, a couple were successful but most of the time when I press a button on the remote to pair it the car does not respond. Even after the successful pairings it still wouldn't work.

    The 05 9-2x seems to use the older Subaru remotes (the one with the blue and orange buttons but it's all black for the saab)

    I'm guessing the remote needs to be replaced but figured I'd check here just in case anyone knew of any tricks to get it working

    If it does need to be replaced, has anyone used the generic remotes from ebay? Something like this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/193151333413

    Only $20 which is suspiciously cheap
     
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    car is totaled.
     
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    ****
     
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    Could you put up a pic of what yours looks like? We have a handful of older ones here. Maybe there's a match...
     
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    This is identical to mine, including the FCC and part #s:

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    We use that same one our 03 WRX...no extras, sorry.
     
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    No worries. Do you think those ebay ones will be fine? There are some used OEM ones too but if mine failed I'd imagine buying the same 15 year old used remote might end up in the same situation
     
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    It’s a pretty simple part and should be fine. Just confirm the part number to the eBay ad. The seller that you listed has 100% feedback with over a 100k transactions...you should be good to go.
     
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    ^^Agree, I would recommend sticking with OEM. They're all over eBay for cheap.
     
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    I just ended up buying the generic one I linked in the first post. It's working fine, paired on first attempt. The range is less than the original but that was expected
     
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