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Old 02-26-2020, 01:31 PM   #1
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Ignition Switch Stuck Off 1987 9000

Just purchased a 9000 from an estate, so I cannot confirm anything from PO. We do know that the car was running last fall via gas receipts in the glove box.

That said, we were given one key, on the say-so of the seller that it is the CORRECT key (it is a SAAB labelled key). It does not operate the ignition switch ie. will not rotate. It does rotate the trunk lock, but the lock does not pop the trunk. Setting aside the trunk for the moment, the immediate issue is the ignition. We were advised to get a new key via the code/VIN on the docs, which we have done via a reputable saab parts web site. Nothing has changed, key will still not turn the ignition, key will not pop the trunk.

I feel we are missing something stupid here (we being the stupid party); safety lockout, transmission lockout, etc. The car is not in gear, not in reverse that we can tell, the steering wheel is locked, the battery is charged. We have jiggled, bounced, inserted, lubricated, etc etc without applying breaking force, but we have used force.

To anticipate one possibility, I am open to the suggestion that the lock has been changed, but we have really good receipt history, not seeing anything along those lines, and thinking the possibility of someone being motivated enough to change both the ignition and the trunk is not likely. Yes, the key does pop the door locks.

Anyone who wants to offer suggestions, we are already embarrassed, so fire away. We are so frustrated at this point that we will trade shame for issue resolution Thanks.
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