Having problems with your 2003 Saab 9-3 ?

The key is stuck in the ignition and it won't turn on

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 24-07-2017

Answers :

Hello, if you're still having this problem it sounds like it is most likely your ignition "switch" itself. This is generally a $300.00 fix at your local Saab dealer however you can replace it yourself with a moderate level of mechanical knowledge. I'm assuming you have the encoded blocky non traditional looking "key" with a backup "traditional" key stored within. This key contains a code which is picked up by the CIM releasing the steering lock and allowing you to turn the key and start the vehicle. In Saabs infinate wisdom?? They found it appropriate to place this delicate electrical device within inches of a cup holder and high probability of being drenched in whatever your beverage at the time happens to be (usually coffee or soda). This can cause failure of the unit, requiring replacement. Are you able to hear the "click" (steering lock release) when you put the key in? Does your message center display any information? "Steering lock malfunction" "key not recognized"? I'm willing to bet that the problem is likely in this area. I do have a used (in good working condition and in nice shape) spare ignition switch and key if you determine that this is what you need. You may contact me at [email protected] or take your car to your local Saab dealer to be diagnosed.
Yep and schould work sometimes debree drops into automatics behind shifter watch for change in there to will jam up shifter and emergency break slot to lol i found 3 bic lighters in mine lol automatic behind or aroundbshifter a penny will cause yu problems lol
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