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Old 24th July 2012
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Can you reset the key without having to go to the dealer. My car will not start and all I get is the message "Key Not Accepted".

I tried putting the key in, turning it to "ON" and pressing the trunk button on the fob but nothing happened.

Please, anything helps!
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Perhaps a stupid question, but is that your only key?
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No not a stupid question. I have two keys and both have brand new batteries. (less than 2 months old).
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No not a stupid question. I have two keys and both have brand new batteries. (less than 2 months old).
do both of them not work or is it only one key?
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Niether of them work. I have been having little issues over the last few weeks where the car would not unlock so I would have to pull the key out of the fob and then turn the alarm off by putting the key in the ignition and turning it.

I just went out to the car and now the key won't even turn. The car does not even recognize that a key is even inserted in the ignition.

I read on an earlier post that someone disconnected his battery and it worked for a while. wondering if I should try that?
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Niether of them work. I have been having little issues over the last few weeks where the car would not unlock so I would have to pull the key out of the fob and then turn the alarm off by putting the key in the ignition and turning it.

I just went out to the car and now the key won't even turn. The car does not even recognize that a key is even inserted in the ignition.

I read on an earlier post that someone disconnected his battery and it worked for a while. wondering if I should try that?
Yeah you can try that, but the ISM might be failing...
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how old is the battery!
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how old is the battery!

The car battery is less than a year old and the batteries in the fobs are less than 2 months old.
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I had a very similar issue where I was getting key not recognised messages and would have to remove the key and reinsert it to get it working. I disconnected the battery and this made the issue dissapear for a few days but it came back.

Took the car to the dealer before it completely died and they diagnosed it as a bad ignition switch. Fortunately they had 3 in stock, changed and the problem has been solved, can't remember how much it cost, but it was considerably less than a new CIM.
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Sounds like the ignition switch. Once the button in the bottom of the ignition is pushed, it will disable the remote. I had the same problems with my 07. Did you get any steering wheel lock malfunction on the SID? Could be the ISM is going bad and needs replaced. Havent had a problem since I've installed the new switch.
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Sounds like the ignition switch. Once the button in the bottom of the ignition is pushed, it will disable the remote. I had the same problems with my 07. Did you get any steering wheel lock malfunction on the SID? Could be the ICM is going bad and needs replaced. Havent had a problem since I've installed the new switch.

I did get the Steering Wheel Lock Malfunction message as well. I can turn the wheel left and right and it does not lock.
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that does sound like the ism is faulty..this is diy-able as no tech2 is required..

ism pt# 12801010
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Got mine from rockauto and put it in myself. Heres a link to the ism for $124 http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/moreinfo.php?pk=3786648

Heres a link to ism removal http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/sh...gnition+switch

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