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Default How to remove ignition switch?

'99 93 2.0L manual trans

Advice, any links to pics, is it described in the Haynes?
Got the console / dash off - unsure of next steps ...


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Alright let me be somewhat more specific - this link http://www.thesaabsite.com/Saab%2090...eplacement.htm (which is for an automatic trans) describes turning over the shifter/key housing and removing the ignition switch from below. I cant seem to turn over my manual trans shifter/key housing as the gear select linkage is prohibiting the housing from turning.
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This may help... http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=115140
The Haynes is of limited value, has but one pic of this task....it could be so much better.
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You really need the Saab Workshop Information System (WIS) document. Try to search for it on piratebay.org or isohunt.com. Download it with uTorrent.
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Indeed, the WIS lays it out clearly - thanks for the lead '97.
There is much more dismantling for this ig switch than I'd expected - contributes to security I suppose.
As this process involves removing the gear selector rod, anyone know if the temporary gearbox locking pin is a proprietary Saab thing on this model or can I makeshift it?
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IIRC, just use a 3-mm allen key. Just make sure it's large enougth so it doesn't drop in to transmission. And when you remove the little plug, it's much longer than you think... Ron
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Brief followup:
Received my new ignition switch (electrical comp only) today and quickly got into the gear selector housing (thanks to the nicely done WIS illustrations and this link: http://www.thesaabsite.com/900new/nglinkageupdate2.htm) only to discover that the switch _wasnt even connected_! The two torx screws that should connect it to the mechanical switch component were sitting on the body of the car below the gear selector housing. Must have rattled off after 160k. So there I am standing with my new $102 part - put the new one in or not? The old one obviously wasnt shot. Why not, I've got the bloody car torn apart - I put in the new one. Considering I orig mis-diagnosed the prob as a starter problem (http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/sh...hlight=starter) I am now plus one new starter and one new ignition switch which have been installed before there true time was due. aye, proactive maintenance indeed - who needs a shop to fleece me with unnecessary parts when I can do it so well myself!
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