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2006 Saab 9-3 Question: the alarm keeps going off for no apparent reason



bajan1, 2.8L V6 Turbo, Minneapolis, MN, July 29, 2012, 20:37

i set the alarm and it may be two steps or in the middle of the night when the alarm goes off. Message on console "theft protection failure, contact service". Even fif i clear the message, and DON'T lock the car, when i restart the car, that message will display

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    July 29, 2012, 22:12

    Corrosion on a ground, possibly a loose faulty connection at a door or hood switch or faulty control module. A shop with good Saab diagnostic info would probably be the most desirable method of repair.I had a 2009 Odyssey with the same proble and it was only one year old at the time , the problem was corrosion on a ground bolt in the passenger side sliding door , that would allow a change in the resistance in the circuit at random and set the alarm off.

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    Bkr4lfe, August 16, 2012, 14:40

    I have a 2007 Saab 9-3 and the rear window regulator on the driver side broke, when I disconnected the plugs that control the switches I got that message "Theft Protection Failure". More likely you have a loose connection in one of your doors. You have to remove the inner panel and take a look.

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