As I said in the post, you can manually unlock the ignition switch. If the solenoid won't function properly AFTER you get the problem diagnosed, its probably in your best interest to just get a new ISM. The ISM lock solenoid malfunctioning WILL NOT cause anything but the stuck key, it will not cause a no start, and it will not keep the car from cranking. Th ISM is plug and play, no programming necessary. I also recommend you do more reading on here using the search function. Many of the questions you are asking have been answered many times.I purchased a sim with matching fob,the fob will work correctly on doors etc. when i insert fob i hear a chime and the display will light up, but with no data displayed and i can't turn the fob off of the lock position. I removed icm and cleaned it and no changes,when I took the icm apart i saw an electrical latch/solenoid that has two prongs i wanted to test that out 12 volt? THANKS by the way i just ordered a tech 2 and i guess i have to marry this to something, will this sollve my problem or is it the icm solenoid?
Its not common for the solenoid to fail, if it does, you need a whole new ignition switch, not just the rebuild kit. If you are asking how to test the solenoid, you can remove the switch from the car and apply a 12V power source to the two pins, it should click/move.But what if that solenoid in the ism is faulty, i ordered a rebuild kit but it doesn't come with solenoid
THANKS want to test it 12 volt on the 2 pins?The solenoid locks the fobs in the lock position.
2003 saab sedan
Hello .. is this what you call the "Selenoid" ? Should it be able to turn completely when unplugged ? (because mine was not turning when I tried to get it to move with my hand.Its not common for the solenoid to fail, if it does, you need a whole new ignition switch, not just the rebuild kit. If you are asking how to test the solenoid, you can remove the switch from the car and apply a 12V power source to the two pins, it should click/move.