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Old 19th January 2009
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Default OVERRIDING "KEY NOT RECOGNIZED" MESSAGE //urgent//

When i put the key in the ignition of my 2001 9-5 3.0 Wagon, it gets to the on position, but will not turn further, and that message appears on the SID, and the car will not start. I do not need to permanently fix it, simply to TEMPORARILY OVERRIDE it so that the car will start.

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Ummm ... not sure if you really grasp the security features built into a Saab ...


You can't just "override it" or anyone would be able to steal these cars.
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well i was thinking there could be something that would only be accessable if you were inside the car and the alarm wasnt armed. its just that i saw in another thread a guy said something about overriding it but didnt elaborate on how to do so, so i was trying to figure that out
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I actually do believe there's a way to do it. Possibly by holding down the unlock button on the remote while trying to start. It's in the manual. Look it up.

Honestly, people seem like they can't read their manuals. We wouldn't have half of the traffic on these forums if people read the damn things. Not sure if that's good or bad.
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actually i did read this section in the manual and there is nothing in their about what you just mentioned. thanks though!
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Sorry to make you the victim of my rant.

This is directly out of the Immobilizer section of my 2003 manual:

Electronic starting interlock
(immobilizer)
When the key is inserted in the ignition, a
signal is sent to the receiver. If the signal is
verified, the engine can be started.
Each time the key is removed from the ignition,
the electronic immobilizer is activated.
This means that the car cannot be started
without the correct key inserted in the ignition
and the immobilizer thus deactivated.
If a fault is detected (e.g. in the transmitter)
”KEY NOT ACCEPTED” will appear on the
Saab Information Display (SID).
In this case, you can still start the car if you
turn the ignition key to ON and press one of
the buttons on the key (providing that the
receiver gets the right signal from the key).
Take the car to an authorized Saab dealer to
have the system checked.
The LED double-flashes when the car is
immobilized.

Good luck.
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maybe not on 01 ( they had the fob I think)
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same with a MY01
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Inser the key, turn, press a FOB button. Start and enjoy.
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This is what my MY01 manual says as well.


Quote:
Originally Posted by MainLineSaab
Sorry to make you the victim of my rant.

This is directly out of the Immobilizer section of my 2003 manual:

Electronic starting interlock
(immobilizer)
When the key is inserted in the ignition, a
signal is sent to the receiver. If the signal is
verified, the engine can be started.
Each time the key is removed from the ignition,
the electronic immobilizer is activated.
This means that the car cannot be started
without the correct key inserted in the ignition
and the immobilizer thus deactivated.
If a fault is detected (e.g. in the transmitter)
”KEY NOT ACCEPTED” will appear on the
Saab Information Display (SID).
In this case, you can still start the car if you
turn the ignition key to ON and press one of
the buttons on the key (providing that the
receiver gets the right signal from the key).
Take the car to an authorized Saab dealer to
have the system checked.
The LED double-flashes when the car is
immobilized.

Good luck.
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I had this problem on my 98 SE and used it foir a while before investigating, I eventually traced the fault to a very small broken wire under the rubber gator around the ignition key slot, once soldered back together I never had any more trouble from it
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