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Old 16th December 2011
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Default 2003 Saab 9-3: Key won't turn

Hi Guys,

I did not start my 2003 Saab 9-3 for about a week. Yesterday night when I tried to unlock, it didn't work so had to unlock the driver side door manually. I get in and tried to put the key in and turn but it wouldn't turn. I thought it's probably an issue with my key..got the spare one but had the same issue. It's struck in the Lock state.

I tried searching the forum with various key words but didn't find any post with the similar issue. Most of the searches came up with battery issues. I hope mine is a battery issue too. I will try to give it a jump this evening but wanted to know your thoughts.

thanks a lot in advance for your replies!
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Hi Guys,

I did not start my 2003 Saab 9-3 for about a week. Yesterday night when I tried to unlock, it didn't work so had to unlock the driver side door manually. I get in and tried to put the key in and turn but it wouldn't turn. I thought it's probably an issue with my key..got the spare one but had the same issue. It's struck in the Lock state.

I tried searching the forum with various key words but didn't find any post with the similar issue. Most of the searches came up with battery issues. I hope mine is a battery issue too. I will try to give it a jump this evening but wanted to know your thoughts.

thanks a lot in advance for your replies!
When this happend to me I had to put cables on it to get the key out..
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Most likely the battery or the fuse on the drivers side dash. Accessible when the drivers door is open.
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agree with above.....dead battery
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Guys - Thanks a lot for your quick responses. I am hoping it's the battery too. I haven't changed it since I bought my car in 2006. I will report back once I fix it.
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recharge battery don't jump it,as it could cause a surge & fry some electronics
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recharge battery don't jump it,as it could cause a surge & fry some electronics
Thanks aerojon! Will do.
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So..it was the battery! I recharged it for few minutes and it started like a charm. I will have to replace the battery. Not sure which one should I get but I will do some search online and see if I can get a good deal in Toronto.

Again, thanks a lot for all the input guys. Really appreciate it!
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