You may need to remove the ignition housing assembly to find out whats wrong inside. There are a series of small gears which connect the ignition barrel to the ignition switch & also operate the reverse gear lock mechanism. You'll need a special 3 pronged tool to remove the assembly - available from SAAB dealers.
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There is a lock in the ignition lock cylinder that holds the key in the run position after going to START. The locking mechanism is made of lead which will wear after while creating these problems because of the softness of the metal, but a replacement should last you as long as the original.
First, stay away from Hack Boys. You most likey need a Ignition Lock Cylinder. If so, its easy to replace. Or you can have a locksmith check and replace it for you. But you want to make sure its bad before you replace it. The outer part (that surrounds the key and you use to turn it) breaks off at the cylinder.
Most likely you need a new Ignition switch. The small "tickler" wires on your solenoid are staying on. You can disconnect the small wire from the Solenoid and then put a test light on it. Turn the Ignition to Start and see if the wire stays hot when you release the key.
Another problem you could have is the Starter has such a bad intermittent short in it, that it keeps the points welded together after the key is released from the Start position. You can get a starter Draw test done at some parts stores like Autozone or Oreillys to name a few, they do it free and on the truck.
Assuming that you have the original Clarion radio, the code should have been provided by the original owner. If not, you might be able to get it from a Saab dealer by way of the VIN lookup. Assuming you have the correct code (of four digits I believe), the entry drill is as follows:
turn on the ignition,
depress the radio power switch once,
depress the DNR switch and keep it depressed throughout the rest of the procedure,
key in your code number using the station preset keys (1 through 6)
after last digit is entered, release the DNR switch and unit should operate
If you make an error entering the digits, simply release the DNT switch re-press it and start entering the digits from the beginning.