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Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager
Category: Saab
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Experience:  20+ yrs. experience as repair shop manager and technician.
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Several days ago I went to local shop to get trans fluid

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several days ago I went to local shop to get trans fluid exchanged. to get at the filler tube, battery case and battery had to be removed. when everything was put back together, key would not turn in ignition. dic read"steering lock malfunction, pull over safely" we have tried several disconnect/reconnect to to avail
JA: Lots of things can cause problems with the battery. The Saab Mechanic will know what to do. Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: i don't believe it is a battery problem
JA: Is there anything else the Saab Mechanic should be aware of about your Saab?
Customer: it is a 2008 9.5 with 2.8 turbo and 6 speed automatic trans
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Customer: we are unable to scan because of key not turning in ignition
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Saab
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.


I am sorry that you have not been helped yet. I just came online and saw your question.

Ok, you need to pull the ignition switch and check for loose wiring at the harness connector to the ignition switch. This is very common issue on this vehicle.