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Saab: convertible..down and wont start for him for at least an hour

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my son has an older model Saab convertible I think a 2006 or 2008 and I was wondering Why every other week it just does a security shut down and won't start for him for at least an hour.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Tom replied 7 years ago.
Does it crank over or is it dead no start?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
it is dead to start
Expert:  Tom replied 7 years ago.
Ok but there is power in the car correct dash lights etc?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
yes, there is radio,windows, ect. It is some kind of security shut off.
Expert:  Tom replied 7 years ago.
Try this disconnect the battery both terminals .Put key in the ignition turn to on position then reconnect the battery this should bypass the alarm.Of there is still an issue it can be a weak car battery dead cells. Last could be a faulty key or transponder ring around the ignition switch that reads the key . These need to be checked next .Hoped this helped positive feedback and bonuses greatly appreciated.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Can you please check to see if there was an electrical recall for this car?
Expert:  Tom replied 7 years ago.
No there is no recall for the security system or ignition switch.Try what I stated sometimes it just loses memory.
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