Steering lock failure help please

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    Steering lock failure help please

    Hi Guys have not been on this site for ages and not sure I am posting my question in the right spot.
    I have a SAAB 93 2004. About a year ago i needed to replace the steering lock as I got the mesage saying "steering lock failure" so my car would not start. I reset the computer by disconnecting the battery, it then started. When I turned it off it would not start again with the same warning about the steering lock failure. Anyway I had the steering lock replaced with a second hand one. now a year later I have the same thing happening. I cant really aford to get it changed again . Is there a work around to bypass it or something? Any assistance would be appreciated.

    Thanks

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    Re: Steering lock failure help please

    Hello stevo1.what part was replaced last year ?
    Was it the CIM ( which is behind the steering wheel ) that's expensive
    or the SIM ( which is where you put your key in ? ) that's relatively cheap compared to the above .
    there is no work around that issue .
    i had that message on mine but if I kept inserting the key then taking it out then the message cleared .i replaced the SIM because the black part that the key pushes down ( it's a sort of switch ) was not making contact hence the message .
    they are cheap if you go second hand , but you get what you pay for .
    if you do ever disconnect the battery , you have to make sure the key is NOT in the ignition at all !
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    Re: Steering lock failure help please

    Thanks for getting back. The steering lock was changed to fix it.

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    So it was the CIM then ? The part behind the steering wheel?
    Thats why it was so expensive.
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    Re: Steering lock failure help please

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzard-t View Post
    So it was the CIM then ? The part behind the steering wheel?
    Thats why it was so expensive.
    Brings me back to the question, does anybody know of a work around to do away with the steering lock without giving the computer a headache?

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    Re: Steering lock failure help please

    As in my original post , there is no work around that issue .
    but it could be the SIM which is where you put your key in that's at fault .
    because that's a known failure as well and will pop the same warning message up .
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    Re: Steering lock failure help please

    No it is not the SIM, that was changed out, as I said the steering lock was changed for a second hand one that fixed the problem but it happened again a year or so later

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    Re: Steering lock failure help please

    I think lizzard means the ISM which is what the fob goes in..
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    Re: Steering lock failure help please

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzard-t View Post
    Hello stevo1.what part was replaced last year ?
    Was it the CIM ( which is behind the steering wheel ) that's expensive
    or the SIM ( which is where you put your key in ? ) that's relatively cheap compared to the above .
    there is no work around that issue .
    i had that message on mine but if I kept inserting the key then taking it out then the message cleared .i replaced the SIM because the black part that the key pushes down ( it's a sort of switch ) was not making contact hence the message .
    they are cheap if you go second hand , but you get what you pay for .
    if you do ever disconnect the battery , you have to make sure the key is NOT in the ignition at all !
    The switch is ISM - stands for Ignition Switch Module...sometimes this triggers the failure, to know for sure you need to have your car scanned with TECH2 - the codes will tell what is going on...on the reason for immobilization TECH2 will show which part is the culprit...that is the best way to go..else is just GUESSING - not recommended on this car!

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