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  1. 9-5 Workshop
    I’m truly lost. I purchased my 2008 saab 9-5 about a year ago, given one key and the key only worked manually (can’t lock/unlock, open trunk from the key) But it did work to start the car and to obviously manually lock it. About 4 months ago I was getting ready to go to school and the error...
  2. Tech II Workshop
    I got it running by pressing the lock button and it started. Ran TECH 2 and cleared faults. Checked key battery 2.97v But that did not clear Key Not Accepted. Now I cannot start the car at all with any button combo that I can find. Disconnected battery to see if I can resync the key - now non...
  3. 9-5 Workshop
    I've been trying to research this, but no one seems to be having the exact same problems as me. 2000 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3t The car will turn over, but won't start. I have the "Key not accepted" error message. I can still use the key to get into the trunk and open the doors. I have the key...
  4. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi I have a Saab 93 2003 Linear model, I have only one key. Getting an error when trying to start the car. the key will only go as far as off and get the above message "Key not accepted, contact service". the steering wheel is also locked and i cant move the car. Please help !
  5. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I tried to explain a few months ago my problem, but I failed miserably. Now I received a working 1999 SAAB 93 2.0t. The base model. The problem I am having is the keys unlock the doors and all that jazz, but I can't start the car without pressing the unlock button on the FOB with my keys in the...
  6. 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...
  7. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Last week when trying to start my car the SID stated "Key Not Accepted". Called tow truck and when he arrived the car started perfectly. Sent tow truck away hoping problem was gone. 2 days later same problem was back. Found online, low battery voltage may cause this problem, had battery...
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