Steering Lock Malfunction - The Saab Link Forums

Go Back   The Saab Link Forums > Saab New 9-3 '03+ Forum > Car Problems? New 9-3 Only

Car Problems? New 9-3 Only If you're experiencing problems with your new 9-3 post your questions in here. CEL Code or GTFO!

SaabLink.net is the premier Saab Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-07-2016, 04:08 PM   #1
SAABeginner
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 2
Steering Lock Malfunction

2004 9-3 ARC
Replaced battery.
When completed message appeared. Steering Lock Malfunction. Key would not turn, steering remained locked. Key will lock and unlock doors electronically.
Advice?
Erling Birkland is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-07-2016, 08:11 PM   #2
Wagon Shaggin'
Site Moderator
 
Saabeh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ayer, MA
Posts: 6,651
I don't know much about 9-3SS, but I will move this to the right forum so people can see it!
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Quote:
The only reason it took all day to install was because we couldn't keep our dicks out of each others mouths.
Saabeh is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-08-2016, 06:12 AM   #3
Flirting With TSL Addiction
 
Turbo00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Granby, CT
Posts: 989
If you replaced the battery in the car (not the key battery), and you're still getting the error then it's one of two things, either the ignition switch (about $100) or the 'central integrated module (CIM), which is the collar that goes around the steering column (about $500). Ignition switch is pretty easy to replace, just have to pull the console trim off around it and swap it out. If it's the CIM, then the steering wheel has to be pulled and the new CIM has to be coded to the car.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Turbo00 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-09-2016, 06:09 PM   #4
SAABeginner
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 2
Thanks for the information. Any idea why the components would fail with the replacement of the car battery?
Erling Birkland is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-29-2017, 04:08 AM   #5
SAABeginner
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 3
Hi I have recently purchased a Saab 9-3 sport wagon 2007 since buying it I have had 2 problems 1: the key unlocks all doors apart from the drivers door 2: it is now coming up with a message sterling lock malfunction make safe stop it will not let me turn the key or the wheel any ideas?? Thank you
Cropper09 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-30-2017, 04:18 AM   #6
Flirting With TSL Addiction
 
Turbo00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Granby, CT
Posts: 989
Not sure on the drivers door remote unlock issue, but steering wheel interlock can be a few things, in order of severity:

1) Old/dying battery. Low voltage causes all sorts of screwy symptoms in these cars, so check this first/make sure you're up around/over 12.5V at cold start.
2) Ignition switch (https://www.eeuroparts.com/Parts/284...itch-12801010/) these are pretty easy to swap out and no need for a tech2 reprogram etc.
3) CIM (Central Integrated Module, https://www.eeuroparts.com/Parts/500...-CIM-12847563/). These are a bigger deal to replace and are more expensive/have to be coded. This is the collar around the steering column behind the wheel where the wiper/switch stalks mount, and also where the interlock is. Ultimately this is what went bad on my wife's old 08 9-3.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Turbo00 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-05-2017, 08:23 AM   #7
SAABeginner
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 3
Steering wheel lock malfunction

contrary to what this message should be implying, I have the message but can turn the key, turn the wheel and actually drive the car! Apparently I'm having issues with SID.
Any thoughts on what could be causing this?
dukewats is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Saab Link Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Vehicle Info.
Enter your vehicle information (year, model, mods)
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
All content is copyright The Saab Link and it's original authors.


 

Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.