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2008 Saab 9-3 Base 4dr Sedan

2008 Saab 9-3
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Compact
19 mpg city / 29 mpg hwy
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October 29, 2009, 11:23 am

Jody S
 

Question: My car would not start

Manual transmission. My key barely worked to unlock the door. I was not able to start the car. There is only a clicking niose whn I have the key in the ignition. The clicking noise and flashing lights also happens when the key is not in the ignition. It is not like a dead battery - the ignition is not turning over at all. Is this an electrical problem?


October 30, 2009, 11:02 pm

Elizabeth K
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When you say the ignition is not turning over at all, do you mean the key will not turn in the ignition? If you have a programmable key, have that checked out, it may need to be reprogrammed, or need a new key battery (the dealership can reprogram it for you). If the key is OK, check any anti-theft devices you have, then make sure the battery is charged fully.


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