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Experience:  Auto repair Technician with 17 years experience.Past ASE and other certifications.
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Mechanic replaced solenoid in shift lever. Now car won't

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mechanic replaced solenoid in shift lever. Now car won't recognize key?!?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Saab
Expert:  peterpete190 replied 2 months ago.

My name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I noticed that your question had not received a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.I apologize for the delay and I hope I can still assist you with this here.

If the mechanic didnt check to see if anything was bumped loose or left disconnected during this repair I would have this checked first.Replacing just the shift solenoid should not have caused this here unless another component was replaced and needs programmed by a dealer or something was left unplugged or was bumped loose or damaged.I would have the work re checked to see if anything needs reconnected first.If this was done if the igniton cylinder or switch was replaced it may need programmed in order for the vehicle to recognize the key.On some models the ignition cylinder and switch need replaced at the same time to then relearn the security system.

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Thanks Pete