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Hi all I want to remove my Cim unit from behind the steering wheel to check for damage to circuit board or other delicate components due to angle sensor failure..... Question is if I remove the Cim unit will it have to be reprogrammed to work in my car again or is it plug and play? I just want to have a visual check before forking out for a new one
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I have exactly the same problem. Went to Saab specialist today and was charged £78 to be told they couldn't reset the fault :mad: ...new CIM required at least £399. Have seen used units for £200 but would love to have a look inside for bad joints/etc
 

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You will be able to check it and plug it back in with no problems.

make sure your battery is disconnected for 15 mins first then you shouldn't have any problems as it won't detect that it was even removed.
 

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I have exactly the same problem. Went to Saab specialist today and was charged £78 to be told they couldn't reset the fault :mad: ...new CIM required at least £399. Have seen used units for £200 but would love to have a look inside for bad joints/etc
check this out im going to have a look at it later on :eek:
 

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make sure your battery is disconnected for 15 mins first then you shouldn't have any problems as it won't detect that it was even removed.
more impotantly,giving the srs system time to de-energise.Not nice having an airbag going off in your face as your trying to remove it..
 

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Easiest way is turn steering wheel 90° use a flat blade to release one side then 180° back to release the other side then straighten wheel before removal, the allen bolt is thread locked in so needs some force to crack it, the cim has a plastic clip on each side of the column that just pry to release then slide off, before removal check center position on cim there's a pointer in a groove to tell you wheel position make sure it goes back the same as it come off, someone on here managed to damage the internal ribbon cable which didn't look easily repairable

Have fun
 
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