Trouble turning on. Have to push key into the ignition

Tiny
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  • 2004 SAAB 9-5
  • 70,000 MILES

My 2004 saab has been acting up. Its an automatic so I don't know what to do. I have yo push the key into the ignition to turn it on and sometimes even then it takes a few tries.

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Monday, April 16th, 2012 AT 7:36 PM

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Tiny
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So having trouble TURNING key?

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Monday, April 16th, 2012 AT 7:41 PM
Tiny
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Im sorry I didn't clarify that to begin with; no the key turns fine. But the car won't start. The battery is new. Its not the starter. After turning the key in the ignition to the on position it still doesn't turn on. I have to turn the key and then push it into the ignition for it to start. So then I turn the key to the on position it doesn't start. But when I push the key after turning it to the on position if I push down with a bit of force it will start cracking. Before all of this happened the ignition would not pop up after turning it on so I couldn't lock it with the keyless entry and the radio had to be manually turned off. Im wondering if its something with my ignition switch.

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Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 AT 1:16 AM
Tiny
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That would be the first suspect.

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Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 AT 1:35 AM
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Any ideas on how to fix it?

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Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 AT 1:50 AM
Tiny
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Check this out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ab5Mfrq-wvA

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Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 AT 3:27 AM
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Check this out too.http://blog.saab9-5.com/?p=23

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Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 AT 3:45 AM
Tiny
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If you need parts, check out M5 saab center on ebay.

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Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 AT 3:47 AM

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