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Immobilizer failure came up on my sid this morning any help?

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Immobilizer failure came up...

Immobilizer failure came up on my sid this morning any help ?

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Saab?

05 linear

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes, well I first got a message a while ago said steering lock malfunction so I replaced the ism and cim and nothing still came up, so I got a used column and installed it today with a new cim and ism pair to each other and now immobilizer failure comes up and won’t allow to start

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?

Yes checked the battery 12.9 amps and terminals are clean

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Saab
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Saab Mechanic: Shawn Few ,
 replied 4 months ago
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Hi , I see that your question has been sitting for a while and has not been answered ,I m sorry for your wait and I like to assist you on it , if you still have not had the issue resolved

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Does a new ism have to be programmed to cim ? Or can I just hook up wires and it work ?
Saab Mechanic: Shawn Few ,
 replied 4 months ago

Yes it does, will require a GM TECH II scanner or equivelnat to do that unfortunately

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
How to pair new ism to cim? With tech 2 if new ism and key won’t turn to on?
Saab Mechanic: Shawn Few ,
 replied 4 months ago

The tech II should come on ,just by plug it in , there should be power on dlc with key off or out

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
How to add the new ism though is there a category to select?
Saab Mechanic: Shawn Few ,
 replied 4 months ago

There should be Remove and replace module and you scroll down the page ,or add module

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Okay thanks if I have any more questions I’ll message ya
Saab Mechanic: Shawn Few ,
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Does it matter if it is a used ism ? With the original cim? I have been getting immobilizer failure how to fix that problem?
Saab Mechanic: Shawn Few ,
 replied 4 months ago

it has to be new ISM , YOU CAN NOT REPROGRAM USED ONE

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Does a new cim and ism work if I bought them as a pair can I program them to the car
Saab Mechanic: Shawn Few ,
 replied 4 months ago

new ones only

used ism and cim can not be reprogramed to another car

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
My main problem is now I have the original cim and ism, but the ism will allow me to turn it with my finger or anything else the light and stuff work but the fob doesn’t work when trying to lock to unlock nor the windows work, any suggestions? New ism needed ?
Saab Mechanic: Shawn Few ,
 replied 4 months ago

new ones only

used ism and cim can not be reprogramed to another car

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
The immobilizer code goes away after I put the original cim in but the ism won’t let me start the car and the usual checking... doesn’t pop up either what could it be ?
Saab Mechanic: Shawn Few ,
 replied 3 months ago

A​t this time I will opt out for other experts ,Since not sure if we are on same page

Please do not reply back to me since it will lock question back to my screen so other expert want see it to help you ,wait and another expert will pick it up

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
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