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Old 03-02-2017, 03:46 PM   #1
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9-3 Wont start/respond.

2009 9-3 Sport Combi. Last night I locked up the car (fob) and the alarm light was blinking like normal. This morning I unlocked it (fob) with no problem. When I went to start the car, it would not let me turn the fob in the ignition, locked up my steering wheel at an angle (to the left) and made a couple dimmed sounds before it completely stopped responding. I wasn't initially able to lock it back up manually with key in door, but I think it froze overnight (about +29 degrees). I am now able to turn the key in the door to lock only, wont let me unlock. Car does not respond to fob at all, changed batteries and no change. Lights inside car wont turn on, pushing any buttons in car wont work (including lock/unlock). No radio, no sound, no images...nothing. I only have the one key (nearest dealership is 5 hours away). I can push the fob down, but no turn. I have no idea what happened..can anyone help?
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Old 03-02-2017, 06:13 PM   #2
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Are you sure that the car battery isn't dead?
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Old 03-07-2017, 03:29 PM   #3
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Sounds like classic dead battery. If you have a battery charger, you should remove the battery from the car and charge it fully where it's warm. Jump starting these 9-3's with a dead or nearly dead battery has been known to fry parts of the electrical system.

If you have no other choice, hook up jumper cables to a donor car, and let them sit on the battery with the other car running for at least 30 mins before trying to start it, but getting the battery charged is usually free at chain auto parts stores.
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