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  1. '05 9-3 - Steering Column Lock message

    Tech II Workshop
    2005 9-3 2.0T Sedan A/T A couple weeks ago I received the "Steering Lock Malfunction..." warning message. I am unable to turn the key at all. The car sat for 6 weeks while I was away so I assumed it was battery related although battery was only 2 years old. I replaced with a new battery with no...
  2. If anyone needs keys let me know (CIM Module)

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hopefully this is ok to put here, I was personally in a situation needing Saab keys a couple years ago and dealer is outrageous. If anyone needs a key for 03-09 at least you can ship me CIM module and I can flash in a new key for $200 (negotiable), with me supplying the "gummy" remote head key...
  3. 2006 Aero Combi "Steering Lock Malfunction" and "Key Not Recognized"

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    2006 Aero Combi "Steering Lock Malfunction" and "Key Not Recognized" Hey everyone, New Saab owner here having just picked up my 06 aero combi last week from my local saab specialist (93 Auto in New Haven MI). I have been going through and freshening up the car since i got it as it is showing...
  4. Is It the ISM or CIM? Status Report + Diag Included

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    2007 9-3 2.0T Symptoms: 1) Key will not turn in ignition (intermittent) 2) Remote will not work (intermittent) 3) Car does not properly turn off. For instance, it alarms at me like I've left the key in the ignition after I've taken it out when the above occur. 4) Steering malfunction + invalid...
  5. used CIM part number compatibility?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I have a 2005 9-3 arc w/ESP. Current CIM part number sticker: 12274201 The current verified saab catalog lists 12810984 as the superseded part number, and there have been many CIM part numbers that are replaced by that number. My question: Can I use CIM from a 2006 9-3 saab part number...
  6. Steering Lock Malfunction...

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Greetings My 2005 9-3 2.0T Arc 135,000mi has a "Steering Lock Malfunction Make a Safe Stop Contact a Saab Dealer" message. I bought the car recently as a project car and I was really hoping to get it fixed up a little cheaper than its currently going. I'm getting close to spending too...
  7. Key turns, but does nothing...plus some more

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I've been searching the forum and trying to figure out what it might be but I am not having much luck. It all started last Tuesday on my way to work. I was sitting in traffic and my gauges all froze, ABS light, Traction Control Light, Brake Light, AC quit working and Check Engine light all came...
  8. No horn, all other steering wheel controls work

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    All the audio controls on the steering wheel work besides the horn. All the buttons were tested with Tech 2. Also the wipers, indicators and indicator sound works. With Tech you can force the relay to activate and the horns work. There was sound. So the problem is between the wheel and the...
  9. Key reprogram VS swapping "CIM" ?? HELP

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey guys, new to the site and this is my first post! I currently have a 2001 9-3 bought the car with a bad clutch for a $100, did the job the first time and turns out i got a bad slave. did the job a second time and drove the car right up until i crashed it, fell asleep and went down into a...
  10. For Sale: 2010 9-3 CIM & Matching Key

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    Name: Tony Location: Los Angeles Means of contact: PM me. Price:$200 in person - $250 Shipped (unless you're really far) Transmission Type (auto/manual): Mileage (miles/kms): Description: I've got a CIM and matching key pulled from a 2010 9-3 Arc. Pictures:
  11. 9-3 2004 1.8t car computer

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello everyone, i own a 2004 9-3 Sedan 1.8t. Lately it has been acting very strange. The computer switches off randomly during driving. That means the dials go to 0 and the displays all switch off. After a couple of seconds it switches back on as if nothing happened. Also random error are...
  12. Am I Being Ripped Off?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So, I've had an ongoing battle with my 2003 Saab 9-3t for the past six months or so regarding the passenger turn signal. Here's the symptoms and what I've done so far to correct the issue. Problem - Front passenger turn signal doesn't blink using either the turn signal or hazards What I Know -...
  13. Fuel Sender replaced. No joy.. Is is it the CIM?!

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Fuel Sender replaced. No joy.. Is it the CIM?! So I had the power loss under throttle and stuttering and no start issue. I changed the fuel sender. This seemed to fix it for a week or two. Now the car is not starting again until I reset the battery (remove + terminal) it then works for a...
  14. Cim help

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Just got a new Saab 03 9-3 linear, silver with tan interior, 168k miles. Love it ;ol; I noticed the steering wheel moves a few cm in every directions so i removed the wheel and the CIM to check it out. Compared to other videos I have seen, it looks as if there is supposed to be spacer of some...
  15. Lost Keys, Found Donor CIM, Lost Mind

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I am the fool that knowingly drove my Saab that came with only one key FOB since purchasing it 2 years ago. The bad news is I lost my keys. The mildly good news is I found them. Mildly because I have the metal key insert. I found my keys in my adolescent dog's crate. He had chewed the FOB and...
  16. Steering wheel lock malfunction -- shop says replace CIM?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi all, Out of nowhere I started getting a 'steering wheel lock malfunction' message from my 2005 Saab 9-3 when the key was inserted. The key won't turn, and obviously car won't start. Have tried disconnecting battery, fuses, etc. etc. Finally got it towed to a local shop, and they say there...
  17. Lost Keyfob for a 9-3, 54 Reg (Near London UK). Need CIM I think?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi, I have lost my key and don't have a spare key. Its a Saab 9-3 Linear Convertible, 54 Reg. Key is one of the remote control fob types (no metal blade needed to start the car - it starts by fitting the fob inbetween the seats). Parked in a commercial parking bay, nose in, handbrake on, and...
  18. 04 9-3 Aero CIM Problem

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Recently I received a warning on the SID saying that the Steering wheel lock has failed. This was right after my battery main switch finally went due to corrosion on the positive terminal from the previous owner. the car lost all power mid drive when that went and was turning on and off while...
  19. CIM Replacement - Help!

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    This is not my world and I am a total novice but hoping someone can help ASAP! My Saab is currently in the shop and they are telling me I need to replace the CIM and keys. The problem I was having: - key would randomly either not lock/unlock the car OR - car wasn't recognizing the key in...
  20. 2006 saab 9-3 turbo not starting. Cim? Ism?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello all :( I have a 2006 saab 9-3 2.0 4dr turbo. 3 weeks ago I had the car idling for a couple HOURS when it stuttered and stopped running. The has not started again. I had the car towed back to my house and charged the battery. The car would turn, turn, turn but never start. Sounded like it...
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