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  1. Ignition lock turns loose

    99 & 90 Workshop
    Hi, I recently purchased a Saab 99 from 1983. Sadly after I parked the car and wanted to start it again the ignition cylinder seems loose. When I put the key in and turn it, it turns way too easily. I can't engage the three modes? and therefore can't start the car. My first question: Is there...
  2. 2004 9-3 Arc key stuck in ignition

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi everyone, I am hoping you can help me out with my latest issue. I have been battling with my 2004 Arc's ignition switch since February. I had to have it towed to a Saab specialist in March and had to replace the ignition switch completely. However, I've continued to have issues with it...
  3. Ignition/Starting issues on 1991 900 turbo 5spd

    C900 Workshop
    So this is my first post. I have owned my '91 900 turbo for a few months now. Have done a series of repairs on it since I have owned it. Now I am at a point where I need the minds of the masses to help me out! I browsed the threads for anything remotely similar to what I am now experiencing, but...
  4. 2003 Saab 9-3 Linear will not start

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Running fine with no issues and one day my 2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0t will not start. Ignition gives one click when the key is turned (it is coming from the starter solenoid). Battery is good. Jumping from another vehicle will not turn the engine over, just get one click. Voltage to starter from...
  5. My Saab 9-3 will not start randomly

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello All, I have a 2000 9-3 SE, lately I've been having trouble starting it after I use it to drop my son @ school, which is like 10-15 minutes after. everything light up on da panel like normal but i do hear a little humming noise from the backside. i noticed this usually happens in the...
  6. Weird ignition issues 9-3 convertible

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I have a sporadic problem with my year 2000 car's ignition. For some unknown reason and only occasionally the ignition will light up but refuse to engage the starter motor. If left for ten or so minutes the ignition works fine. It is becoming most frustrating and my wife refuses to drive it. It...
  7. Weird ignition issues 9-3 convertible

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I have a sporadic problem with my year 2000 car's ignition. For some unknown reason and only occasionally the ignition will light up but refuse to engage the starter motor. If left for ten or so minutes the ignition works fine. It is becoming most frustrating and my wife refuses to drive it. It...
  8. How To - Ignition Switch Module Removal

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello everyone, I underwent removing my Ignition Switch Module (ISM) this winter and thought that this might come in handy. Hope that it helps!! As always, a disclaimer: I take no responsibility with any damage done by following these directions :cool: First, let me just say that this problem...
  9. Key not recognised in ignition...urgent help please!

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I have just purchased a Saab 9-3 turbo convertible and only has one key as it was a Cat C write off. The repair work has been carried out and just taken for MOT today. Drove perfectly to the garage, and locked/unlocked fine. Then for no known reason, when putting key into ignition, the display...
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