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  1. Saab 9-3 Ignition Switch Module (ISM) Replacement, The starting point: Schritt 1, Bild 1 von 1
    • Our starting point: The center console with the ignition switch in the middle

  2. Saab 9-3 Ignition Switch Module (ISM) Replacement, The tool: Schritt 2, Bild 1 von 1
    • This is the screwdriver bit used to remove all the screws.

  3. Saab 9-3 Ignition Switch Module (ISM) Replacement, The ISM (Ignition Switch Module): Schritt 3, Bild 1 von 1
    • This is the item we need to replace

  4. Saab 9-3 Ignition Switch Module (ISM) Replacement, Front side panels: Schritt 4, Bild 1 von 1
    • Step one is to remove the front side panels. There is a single (covered) screw in the footwell on each side that can be removed, and the panel slides rearwards, down and out.

  5. Saab 9-3 Ignition Switch Module (ISM) Replacement, Panel screw: Schritt 5, Bild 1 von 1
    • Unscrew and remove this screw

  6. Saab 9-3 Ignition Switch Module (ISM) Replacement, Front side panel comes off: Schritt 6, Bild 1 von 1
    • The panel can now come off.

  7. Saab 9-3 Ignition Switch Module (ISM) Replacement, Rear cover: Schritt 7, Bild 1 von 1
    • Rear cover is removed next.

  8. Saab 9-3 Ignition Switch Module (ISM) Replacement, Remove rear panel: Schritt 8, Bild 1 von 1
    • Next, locate the rear cover visible from the back seats, between the two front seats. Pull it sharply to the rear, and remove.

  9. Saab 9-3 Ignition Switch Module (ISM) Replacement, Rear side panels: Schritt 9, Bild 1 von 1
    • The rear side panels in front of the rear cover are now easily accessible and can be removed.

  10. Saab 9-3 Ignition Switch Module (ISM) Replacement, Rubber mat in front of gear lever: Schritt 10, Bild 1 von 1
    • Next, remove the rubber mat in front of the gear lever.

  11. Saab 9-3 Ignition Switch Module (ISM) Replacement, Gear lever surround trim: Schritt 11, Bild 1 von 1
    • The (shiny) gear lever surround trim can now be prized off, starting at the rear, and removed.

  12. Saab 9-3 Ignition Switch Module (ISM) Replacement, Retaining frame holding screw: Schritt 12, Bild 1 von 1
    • Removing the gear lever surround trim exposes a single screw holding a retaining frame underneath the gear change mechanism.

  13. Saab 9-3 Ignition Switch Module (ISM) Replacement: Schritt 13, Bild 1 von 1
    • Unscrew the retaining screw

  14. Saab 9-3 Ignition Switch Module (ISM) Replacement: Schritt 14, Bild 1 von 1
    • Remove the retaining frame

  15. Saab 9-3 Ignition Switch Module (ISM) Replacement, Hand brake cover: Schritt 15, Bild 1 von 1
    • Slide out horizontally the protective plastic cover underneath the hand brake.

  16. Saab 9-3 Ignition Switch Module (ISM) Replacement: Schritt 16, Bild 1 von 1
    • This exposes a single screw. Remove this.

  17. Saab 9-3 Ignition Switch Module (ISM) Replacement, CD holder: Schritt 17, Bild 1 von 1
    • On the other side, remove the CD holder top cover,

  18. Saab 9-3 Ignition Switch Module (ISM) Replacement: Schritt 18, Bild 1 von 1
    • unscrew the two screws inside,

  19. Saab 9-3 Ignition Switch Module (ISM) Replacement: Schritt 19, Bild 1 von 1
    • and remove the CD holder itself. This exposes another single screw. Remove this.

  20. Saab 9-3 Ignition Switch Module (ISM) Replacement, Storage unit: Schritt 20, Bild 1 von 1
    • Remove the bottom rubber cover in the centre console storage unit.

  21. Saab 9-3 Ignition Switch Module (ISM) Replacement: Schritt 21, Bild 1 von 1
    • This exposes two screws that need removing.

  22. Saab 9-3 Ignition Switch Module (ISM) Replacement, Drinks holder: Schritt 22, Bild 1 von 1
    • The drinks holder has another rubber mat.

  23. Saab 9-3 Ignition Switch Module (ISM) Replacement: Schritt 23, Bild 1 von 1
    • There are no screws underneath, but this is a good opportunity to remove it and clean it separately.

  24. Saab 9-3 Ignition Switch Module (ISM) Replacement, Air duct: Schritt 24, Bild 1 von 1
    • Underneath the air vent controlling air flow to the passengers from the center console sits a square duct.

  25. Saab 9-3 Ignition Switch Module (ISM) Replacement: Schritt 25, Bild 1 von 1
    • The Haynes manual suggests pulling this out next, and although it is possible to do so, it requires force, and is much easier to do later when all other fixings have been removed.

  26. Saab 9-3 Ignition Switch Module (ISM) Replacement, Cable bundles: Schritt 26, Bild 1 von 1
    • There are two cable bundles connected to the center console from the rest of the car. One is connected via a large, square plug with a red tab.

  27. Saab 9-3 Ignition Switch Module (ISM) Replacement: Schritt 27, Bild 1 von 1
    • Push a screwdriver inside the red tab and pull, and the connector splits neatly apart.

  28. Saab 9-3 Ignition Switch Module (ISM) Replacement: Schritt 28, Bild 1 von 1
    • The other is an earth connector near the rear of the console. This can easily be pulled away.

  29. Saab 9-3 Ignition Switch Module (ISM) Replacement, Retaining screws in front of the gear lever: Schritt 29, Bild 1 von 1
    • Remove two screws located in front of the gear lever.

  30. Saab 9-3 Ignition Switch Module (ISM) Replacement, Horizontal retainer screws -- a fiddle to get out!!: Schritt 30, Bild 1 von 1
    • The next bit is a bit fiddly to get to: There are two screws going horizontally, one underneath the handbrake,

  31. Saab 9-3 Ignition Switch Module (ISM) Replacement: Schritt 31, Bild 1 von 1
    • the other on the CD holder side. These need to be removed. There is limited workspace. Use a separate loose screwdriver bit, and a spanner to twist it.

  32. Saab 9-3 Ignition Switch Module (ISM) Replacement, Remove center console: Schritt 32, Bild 1 von 3 Saab 9-3 Ignition Switch Module (ISM) Replacement, Remove center console: Schritt 32, Bild 2 von 3 Saab 9-3 Ignition Switch Module (ISM) Replacement, Remove center console: Schritt 32, Bild 3 von 3
    • The center console is now loose, and can be puller backwards and upwards, and removed from the car.

  33. Saab 9-3 Ignition Switch Module (ISM) Replacement, ISM switch: Schritt 33, Bild 1 von 3 Saab 9-3 Ignition Switch Module (ISM) Replacement, ISM switch: Schritt 33, Bild 2 von 3 Saab 9-3 Ignition Switch Module (ISM) Replacement, ISM switch: Schritt 33, Bild 3 von 3
    • Tip the centre console upside down and locate the ISM ignition switch.There are four spring clips holding it in place. Use a screwdriver to compress each clip in turn, whilst pushing the switch out of its socket.

  34. Saab 9-3 Ignition Switch Module (ISM) Replacement: Schritt 34, Bild 1 von 3 Saab 9-3 Ignition Switch Module (ISM) Replacement: Schritt 34, Bild 2 von 3 Saab 9-3 Ignition Switch Module (ISM) Replacement: Schritt 34, Bild 3 von 3
    • The switch is connected to a cable via a connector. Locate the torque lever and twist this to release the connector.

  35. Saab 9-3 Ignition Switch Module (ISM) Replacement: Schritt 35, Bild 1 von 2 Saab 9-3 Ignition Switch Module (ISM) Replacement: Schritt 35, Bild 2 von 2
    • You now have the ISM in your hand. Swap this with a replacement unit. Mine cost £126,00 new from eBay. Clip it in the same spot, and connect the cable again.

    • The rest of the procedure is doing the dismantling in reverse. However, this is the best order that I found (choosing the wrong order once or twice):

  36. Saab 9-3 Ignition Switch Module (ISM) Replacement: Schritt 37, Bild 1 von 1
    • The square air conditioning duct goes in first. The console goes in next. It is a bit awkward to riggle past all the lugs, screws, tabs and cables, but just persevere. Once in, fit all the screws holding it in place, including the awkward ones.

  37. Saab 9-3 Ignition Switch Module (ISM) Replacement: Schritt 38, Bild 1 von 3 Saab 9-3 Ignition Switch Module (ISM) Replacement: Schritt 38, Bild 2 von 3 Saab 9-3 Ignition Switch Module (ISM) Replacement: Schritt 38, Bild 3 von 3
    • Connect the two cables. The earth connector is push-on, and the square plug self-locks when the red tab is pushed.

    • Next, fit the retaining frame underneath the gear lever, all screws around it, then the shiny gear lever surround trim, and finally the rubber mat in front of it. Fit the side rear panels, then the front panels (fasten them with the single screw), then the rear cover.

  38. Saab 9-3 Ignition Switch Module (ISM) Replacement: Schritt 40, Bild 1 von 1
    • With all side panels in place, re-fit the screws around the gear lever and CD holder. Finally, slide the handbrake cover in place, and screw the CD holder in. All rubber mats put in place (you *did* clean them whilst you had the chance, right..?). You are done!

    • Touch Wood, my car is now purring, with none of the issues I had before. Having heard quotes from around £1,000 upwards for a complete ISM / CIM refit, I am well pleased with the result.

Abschluss

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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23 Kommentare

And the key worked once plugged in and the battery is reconnected?

Michael Sullivan - Antwort

These are great instructions. I had the dreaded ‘steering lock malfunction’ warning message on my 9-3. Bought an ISM off eBay for £35 and had it fitted and working fine in 2 hours. Thanks so much for posting.

Mike - Antwort

Instructuctions spot on. In 1.5hrs I had the ISM out, cleaned and back in. And no more steering lock errors. !!!

gtsmail951 - Antwort

Does anyone have advice on how to replace the ignition switch on a 1998 9.3 automatic transmission Saab

davina gammon - Antwort

Most of these steps are not necessary at all, you can pull the ISM out from the side when you have removed the side panel, its tight but more than possible. This is very easy, 3h is a joke it takes 30 minutes at most!

Filip Andersson - Antwort

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