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I think my steering wheel lock is starting to go. “Steering wheel malfunction” randomly comes on, sometimes when I’m driving and sometimes when I try and start the car. I can reset the fault several ways and I’m going to get it looked at ASAP but I would like to know what the problem is and what the fix is?
Thanks in advance for any info!
 

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It could be many things unfortunately.
The solenoids on the steering lock or wiring/comms faults between the various modules.
Tech2 is the only tool that can help diagnose.
Can also be the ISM but as it happening whilst driving its likely a comms fault imho.
 

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Yeah. I kept messing with it till on a series of hot days finally showed battery bad. Replaced it. No more misc intermittent issues. 08 9-3 CV w/~50k.
 

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As Stated Above Replace the battery in the car and give the vehicle a good running
Electric seats rear defroster and short trips will cause this
 

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I kept getting Possible Steering Lock Malfunction ... coming up sporadically on my 2010MY 9-3 2.0T convertible, always resetting itself. Spoke with Martin of Central Saab Specialist in Bonnyrigg - he said likely the ISM, they get quite a few of these. Took it in and they confirmed the diagnosis and fitted a new ISM. All good (1 month).

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I think my steering wheel lock is starting to go. “Steering wheel malfunction” randomly comes on, sometimes when I’m driving and sometimes when I try and start the car. I can reset the fault several ways and I’m going to get it looked at ASAP but I would like to know what the problem is and what the fix is?
Thanks in advance for any info!
You need to remove and leanup your ignition switch moddule. I have a video on youtube on how to to this. It should come up in the first coupe of search results
 
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