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After a failed battery which I have replaced like, I cannot

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Hi Tom, after a failed battery which I have replaced like for like, I cannot turn the key at all. Central locking/unlocking works on the key fob and wwith key but....I'm stuck. Also, I am in Greece without a registered SAAB dealer. Can you advise, thanks.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Saab
Expert:  Tom replied 1 year ago.

No issues prior to changing the battery?

Expert:  Tom replied 1 year ago.

Any warning messages on the SID

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No issues prior to battery replacement. No info on SID, does not show at all. No ping ping on key insertion.
Expert:  Tom replied 1 year ago.

Sounds like the new battery has bad cells try another known good battery and you should be fine if not there is an issue with the ignition switch.

Expert:  Tom replied 1 year ago.

Did you need any further assistance if not please accept my answer thanks. Bonuses greatly appreciated.