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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. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. Still Can't Shift Car Into Park

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I posted a couple days ago about all of a sudden not being able to physically shift my car into park. I tried pushing the yellow tab underneath the small rubber mat in front of the shifter and was still unable to shift into park. I went on to the next recommendation of either replacing or...
  6. Wanted: WTB - 2003 9-3 ISM w/LED'S PN 12786386

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    Name:Rich Location - additional details:Long Island, NY Means of contact:PM Price:Up to $20 + shipping Transmission Type (auto/manual): NA Mileage (miles/kms): NA Description: Looking for a used 2003 ISM for a 9-3. Needs to be complete but does not need to be fully functional. LED'S MUST...
  7. Is there any way?????

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I have a 2003 saab 9-3 and recently I've ran into almost every ignition problem... I don't want to order a new ISM, and I'm up for a new project. Is there anyway I could wire everything through toggle switches?.. Like the starter, fuel pump, and stuff like that?.. I don't mean the inside of the...
  8. Steering Wheel lock Message

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi everyone, I've done a whole lot of searching as a lurker but can't seem to find the answer to my problem. This is for a 2005 9-3. One morning, wife is driving her car to work. She gets the low battery for key fob message. I thought it was weird since I had just changed those out on...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
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