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My key won't go all the in on my ignition 2006 saab 9-7x and the power is still on

If I don't disconnect the battery everything goes dead

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SOURCE: entire 1996 blazer electrical dies when starter solenoid engaged

bad ground cable,use a jumper cable from negative to alternator bracket, if it starts thats it.

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SOURCE: saturn ion 2005 or 2006 - cannot get key out of ignition

If you have a cigarette lighter or power port, usually you can power up the system by using a jumper battery attached a a probe. connect the negative part of the jumper to any good metal surface. make a tube out of cardboard and insert it into the port, then use a phillips head screwdriver attached to the positive cable and touch it to the center terminal of the port while pushing the trunk button in.Even though the cardboard should act as a shield, be careful not to touch anything but the center contact!!!

Posted on May 28, 2009

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SOURCE: dead battery

It could be a defective ignition switch as well (it has a disabling circuit) thinking the vehicle is stolen. The dealer has the equipment to see if is throwing a code for that.

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SOURCE: 2000 bonneville will not crank-battery good-starter good

Its probably ur fuel pump jus got mines fixed n then samething seemed to happen again n it was the alternator

Posted on Feb 13, 2012

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SOURCE: My 2007 tundra went dead. The ignition won't start

There are several possibilities ranging from a defective starter, to bad cable connections, to the onboard security system locking out the starter relay, or an aftermarket accessory interfering with the starter circuit, or a locked-up/damaged engine.

I have had vehicles towed into my shop for similar complaints when the only problem was that the customer was using a cheap duplicate key that they had made at the hardware store that did not have the required computer chip in it.

I have also had vehicles towed in where the customer had replaced the battery and did not have good cable connections or forgot to connect one of the wires that was supposed to to get hooked-up to the battery connector.

Then there are the questions: Are you getting any kind of "clicking" noises when turning the key or is it completely dead? If it is clicking, WHAT is clicking? Is it the starter motor itself that you hear or just the starter motor relay? Do you have battery power at the starter "S" terminal when turning the key? If not, is the transmission selector in "PARK"? Does the shift indicator on the dash indicate that the transmission range sensor is in "PARK"? (possible defective transmission range sensor) Are there any fault codes stored in ANY of the modules connected to your onboard computer network?

It is really hard to say without being able to see the truck.

Posted on Mar 18, 2012

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