Reset key not accepted message Saab 9-3

How to reset key not accepted message Saab 9-3 first generation.

Reset key not accepted message Saab 9-3 first generation. From year: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002.

  1. Enter the key in the ignition and turn it until the lights on the dashboard go on, one position befor you start the engine.
  2. The key not accepted message light cannot be removed by pressing CLEAR button.
  3. To reset this warning light push the brake pedal to clear.

If the your Saab 9-3 does not start. If the text “KEY NOT ACCEPTED” appears on the SID when the engine refuses to start, the trouble may be a fault in the transponder of the key or in the receiver of the ignition switch. Proceed as follows:

  1. Turn the key back to the LOCK position.
  2. Turn the key to the ON position.
  3. Press one of the buttons on the remote control (the LED on top of the dash stops flashing).
  4. Start the engine.

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