This post starts with the problem that 2009 Saab 9-3 1.9 tid no starter, then how to solve? Please go on reading following parts.
Car model and year:
2009 Saab 9-3 1.9 tid
General Car issue: non starter
Tool I used:
Trouble and what Global TIS and Tech2 find out:
They have read codes to do with ignition and immobilizer and found that the cim is not picking up the old or new keys in the switch he tells me that the chip in the key is not being energized so the cim can’t read the key.
The chip in the key is read by the ignition switch, called the Ignition Switch Module (ISM). Maybe the fault lies there.
How to remove?
- Operate/move the seats to their rearmost positions.
- Remove the front side pieces from the floor console.
- Remove the cover from over the gear lever housing, use 82 93 474 Removal tool in the rear edge of the cover and pull back.
- AUT: Remove the clamp.
- Remove the cover under the handbrake by pulling it straight out.
- 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.
- Lift up the rubber mat in the floor console storage compartment and remove the screws.
- Remove the floor console screws; note that screws for plastic and aluminum are different.
- Remove the sound insulation (certain cars).
- Press in the four catches (two on each long side) and press down the ignition switch module.
- Lift up the floor console slightly and remove the ignition switch module.
- Remove the connector; see “Connectors, handling and checking” item 1D.
Everything will be OK in the end. If it’s not OK, it’s not the end…
This is from obd tool website technical support