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  1. Ignition Switch or CIM? Steering Wheel Lock / Key

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi, we have a 2008 9-3. We started having issues and have been getting the Steering Wheel Lock Malfunction errors, sometimes it was stopping the car, taking the key out and the car still thinks the key is in the ignition type of noise. We would poke our finger in the key hole a few times and it...
  2. 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...
  3. The most unusal/rare steering lock issue (Just ask the people I've taken it to)

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Forgive me for opening up a new thread, I'm new here but I'm not about to bore you and say "Oh, I've got the steering wheel lock malfunction, what do I do??" I've searched about all I could on that topic. What I will try and NOT bore you with (Hopefully) is the issue I had with my 2004 9-3...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. Steering wheel play. 2003 9-3 ARC

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So, just wondering if anyone has experienced the same. I can feel a slight play in the steering wheel which is accompanied by a slight click noise. Its very localised, i.e. inside the cabin, and appears to be close to the wheel itself rather than tucked away under the column. It is only...
  7. Battery Drain 07 9-3 Aero Convertible Manual Trans

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Searching the web, mysterious battery drains seem to be a common issue, but I have found no common solutions. We've had our car for almost a year and have had the battery fail 5 times in the last 4 months. Prior to the first failure, the SID would occasionally flash "Right side marker failure"...