SaabCentral Forums banner

ignition

  1. Saab dead, good battery, all fuses and relays checked, Help!!

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello, Yesterday I was working and diagnosing a problem in the fuse box under the hood, which only 1 high beam would get power. I took the fuse box apart, and was working on it. The car ran and started fine. There was definitely a short. For the most part I worked with the fuse box unhooked...
  2. 9000 Stuck Ignition

    9000 Workshop
    I've recently acquired a 1987 Saab 9000 Turbo. The distributor in the car is blown so we didn't bother turning the key when we looked at it. Once we dropped it off at home, I tried to at least get the engine to turn over, but when I put the key in, it wouldn't move at all. I jiggled the...
  3. Manual Ignition Housing Assembly

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi, I have replaced the ignition switch module that sits under the ignition barrel of my 9-3 OG. It took a few weeks to get the part and I have forgotten a few things so I have two main questions; Does anyone have relevant section of WIS they can send me or point me too, I cannot find anything...
  4. Translating terminal distribution diagram into actual wires

    C900 Workshop
    I want to connect wires to switches instead of using the ignition switch. Ideally, I'd have three switches - power (on/off), start (momentary), and accessory (on/off). However, I'd be perfectly happy with just power and start switches. Although I have Bentley's and the ignition switch...
  5. De-chaosifying modified ignition wiring

    C900 Workshop
    I'm cross-posting a thread from a different site in the hope of more activity here. Hope that's okay. Long story short, the wiring to the ignition and fuel pump have been mucked with. Badly. Long, long ago (after the ignition switch broke) a friend put in a contact switch and an off/on...
  6. Automatic gear selector stuck in Park?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    2002 Saab 9-3 2.0 Hatchback SE Hey all, my car is an automatic transmission. Today I went to go to work, car starts up fine, but my gear selector is stuck in park and the button on the actual shifter is locked as well. Will not budge. I have checked the brake switch and the brake lights are...
  7. 9*3 Suddenly stopped running

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So I was on my way to lunch today, drove out of the parking lot and then out of nowhere, the car suddenly died. I tried starting it, and it did once for a few seconds, then died again. After that, it would crank, but would not start. I checked the codes and they were "the usual" for this car...
  8. Bypassing the ignition

    C900 Workshop
    Has anyone else replaced their ignition switch with alternate wiring? After my switch broke, I removed it and used an on/off switch and a contact switch instead. In my case, I never got around to finishing the project and just drove around with loose wires. Then it sat for over a year, a wire...
  9. Electronic issue - Steering lock - Can't turn the key

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello, I own a Saab 9-3 Combi (2006) since a few years and I recently had an issue when trying to start the car. When I was putting the key fob in the ignition switch, the SID was displaying the message :"Steering lock malfunc. Make safe stop", it was impossible to turn the key so impossible...
  10. Key cylinder sticking on release now (06 9-5)

    9-5 Workshop
    I've read a few threads already, but the advice is all over the place and from years back...so I'm hoping to get better advice consolidated here. Over the last 2 weeks the key cylinder doesn't seem to want to release fully, but not every time. I can remove the key just fine, but it doesn't...
  11. Miracle Solution to Long Crank Time

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi fellers. Just want to share a real simple fix I learned somewhere online recently for a long crank time / delayed start. My 1998 900 SE was firing right up every time, and then that changed suddenly. According to The Fix, I disconnected the negative battery terminal, then turned the ignition...
  12. Ignition Issue - 1997 CSE Turbo

    9000 Workshop
    My 1997 CSE Turbo is exhibiting some odd ignition behavior. Intermittently, less so now, it will not turn over. It cranks like it very much wants to start but does not. When this occurs the gauge cluster does not light up. Oil pressure, ABS light are very dim. The fuel gauge does not lift up...
  13. 2006 9-3 Intermittently Cranks, No-Start

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi all - I am new to this forum. I'm glad it exists! I am dealing with a confusing and frustrating issue. My 2006 9-3 2.0t, on occasion, will simply not start from the off position. For the vast majority of the time, it occurs when I am driving either short or long distances, stop for gas or...
  14. Ignition switch sticking/getting tough to turn

    C900 Workshop
    Well my ignition switch is becoming more and more difficult to turn. Want to take care of it before it freezes up completely. After doing a brief research of the topic on the forums, it looks like it could be anything from the lock needing lubrication, a lock cylinder replacement, or the key...
  15. Car battery dead, key stuck in ignition

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So 2 days ago, I accidentally left my key in the ignition in the off position (2006 Saab 93). They were in the ignition for roughly 20 hours. Right after the battery completely died(the lights went out the gear shifting box), i managed to poke a wire through the door and lift up the button that...
  16. Car keeps blowing ignition fuse, won't start

    9-5 Workshop
    Could you please help!?? Local mechanic put upper radiator hose on car, bout a month later... Car died as I was driving. Cranked up once but cut right off again. It sounds strong and looks strong...engine and electronically, but it just won't crank even though it tries to. Found out the...
  17. Key Not Accepted

    9-5 Workshop
    Hello, So I've read a lot of other topics on this but none of the tips in there seem to have helped. My fiance's 2001 Saab 9-5 keeps giving the "Key Not Accepted" error. Now, the display is also going but is somewhat readable. I have tried putting the key in, turning it to 'On', and pressing...
  18. Automatic transmission ignition control module, manual transmission compatibility?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I'm looking for ignition control module with keys, locks, ignition barrel, ignition barrel housing, and twice unit. I have found one that is out of an 1999 Saab og9-3 automatic transmission. The kit has everything. Would this be compatible with my manual transmission 1999 Saab og9-3 se if I have...
  19. no juice on start.Battery or inside bug

    9-5 Workshop
    Right now , for no apparent reason , my 2000 9-5 2.3t wagon will stutter before starting. On trying ignition , the cluster light panel appears WEAK (no life in those lights ) and then after some , "throat cleansing noise" - it will eventually muster up power to start. Few days ago , it just sat...
  20. Intermittent start problem. Help please.

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi, one of my SAABs is a '99 9-5 wagon with only 48k miles and recently started giving me some problems to start. It will crank but won't start and I can crank it until the battery dies and nothing, but if I unplug the negative cable from the battery for a few seconds it will start immediately...
Top