Sorry to see you got hooked by that. Saab calls the first one the "ignition switch". The second one, that part you need, is called "contact". Odd, but true.Ugh...
I finally received the new ignition switch:
However, going over the replacement guides, I noticed that there is an additional black component attached, which I would guess is the actual electrical part that I needed:
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Is this the bit that's actually tied to the faults?
I appreciate it.Sorry to see you got hooked by that. Saab calls the first one the "ignition switch". The second one, that part you need, is called "contact". Odd, but true.
I highly recommend you download the WIS & EPC: WIS and EPC for Windows - SaabCentral Forums
The EPC (Electronic Parts Catalog) will help you with part numbers and diagrams in a relatively easy to find manner. Relatively.
You can also use the search to check a part # and see which other models match. There may be some flexibility beyond that that members here will know, but generally the EPC is the rule.
My own experience with the 1610 is that it's a false flag. Something else is wrong with the SRS system. It seems to throw it as a catch all. Maybe it comes up when any feed sensor (etc) is not properly wired to the main SRS computer i.e. "programming is wrong" which actually means "this configuration doesn't match" because some feed it expects isn't there.I agree, or that B1610 which is very suspicious. The fuse box getting wet is not a problem. Unless it was submerged in water for a while moisture isn't a concern. I think you have two great codes to work from, and WIS will get you to a solution. I'll bet during the course you find the thing that ties it together.