Saab 2000-06

Ignition Switch

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Removal & Installation



9-3
2003-2006 Models
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Operate/move the seats to their rearmost positions.
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  5. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  7. Remove the front side pieces from the floor console.
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  9. Remove the cover from over the gear lever housing, use removal tool (82 93 474) in the rear edge of the cover and pull back.
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  11. For A/T, remove the clamp.
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  13. Remove the cover under the handbrake by pulling it straight out.
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  15. Remove the cover on the passenger side by squeezing the cover and lifting it up. Remove the compartment under the cover on the passenger side.
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  17. Lift up the rubber mat in the floor console storage compartment and remove the screws.
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  19. Remove the floor console screws, note that the screws for plastic and aluminum are different.
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  21. Remove the sound insulation, if equipped.
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  23. Press in the four catches (two on each long side) and press down the ignition switch module.

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    Fig. Removing ignition switch module (11)

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  25. Lift up the floor console slightly and remove the ignition switch module.
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  27. If necessary, remove the connector (12).
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To install:

  1. To install, reverse removal procedure.
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  3. Connect scan tool and clear any DTC-s.
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9-3 (2000-2002 Models) And 9-5 (2000-2006 Models)
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.

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    Fig. Removing gear lever housing (1), lock plate holder (2), spring securing the lock plate (3) and unclipping the pawl (4)

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  5. Remove the gear lever housing
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  7. Remove the lock plate holder.
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  9. Remove the spring securing the lock plate.
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  11. Use a screwdriver to unclip the pawl which is controlled by the ignition switch. Lift the lock plate with its bracket.
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  13. Remove the ignition switch connector.
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  15. Remove the ignition switch.
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To install:

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Fig. Adjust the position of the lock plate

  1. To install, reverse removal procedure.
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  3. Adjust the position of the lock plate with the screw on the lock plate holder so that it is level with the lug in the gear lever housing.
    NOTE
    The deflection limiter must not be in contact with the lock plate during adjustment.

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