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Can't get the key out of a 99 saab 9-5

Auto trans, key is in lock position...

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  • dietrying23 May 11, 2010

    I have a 99 Saab 95 and my key wont turn the ignition

  • Aging Tech Feb 24, 2018

    Bit late in the day but thought I'd share this anyways .... my 93 SE key can only be removed after engaging REVERSE gear (manual shift).



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This may or may not work,it worked on a different car. Try shaking the steering wheel back and forth while pulling on key, or turning ignition. Hope it helps.

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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Make sure you've shifted all the way into Park. Push the key down while turning it.

Posted on Jan 30, 2009


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