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 #48546  by chazyouwin
 Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:30 am
Got this problem for the first time this a.m. on the 2012 SLS, 30 minutes stuck on the driveway, then 30 minutes stock on the first drive out (Costco), then 10 minutes delayed at the Costco gas station. All kinds of trick used, everything posted except for the fob battery. The fob battery worked to open and shut, but decided to change it anyway. Success! At least for now (three trips, car starting up like a charm).
I hope this works but I don't have a theory as to why it might. Clues, maybe: (1) prior to the battery switch I noticed that the push button on the fob would trigger a slight noise and dash light flash like the car is trying to turn over, before doing the shake-your-wheelie song; and (2) in the past, there had been some issue of contact with the electrical circuit board in the fob and it just needed to be re-arranged.
 #49025  by chazyouwin
 Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:18 am
So I got the steering lock assembly part from Megazip and - a month later we have 55 degree weather and went out to do this. First of all, no way am I just replacing it - I think you would actually need to drop the column. Second, I found the solution posted above by a member and described at this video seems to work. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ya2HWflzlf4 . It leaves the old one in place and you simply disconnect the plug (after pushing the ignition button once without starting to get the acc power on and the wheel lock unlocked). So now I'm just looking for where to zip tie the new one next to the old one. Has anyone done this and found a good location/orientation? At the moment I have the new on clipped to the metal bar upon which the lower dash panel would rest - not sure this is a great idea.
 #49026  by chazyouwin
 Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:23 am
So I got the extra steering lock assembly ziptied onto the metal bar which goes across the bottom of the dash. It now sits next to the old one. It is a heavy item. Driving around, the car drives just like before. But it starts up nicely, and lights go on and off with the ignition just like before the problem. But with the item zip tied, the very bottom plastic cover plate does not go back on. It will not fit over the bulky new addition. Do I care? The bottom plate which does not fit back on looks like this:
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Bottom under steering wheel dash plate.
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 #50338  by sschriber
 Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:11 am
So after at least 100 routines of step out - lock and unlock then get back in, I decided to get the lock module replaced. The dealer price had come down to $272 and I was quoted 2 hrs labor. When I ordered the part I asked if they had done many of these; the service guy said a couple of dozen or so...cool. The part came in and I sent up the repair which came off without a hitch for a cost of less than $500. Curiously as I was leaving, my service guy mentioned that they were doing another that afternoon. Seems to me the remaining Suzuki authorized repair network are well aware of this steering lock issue.

The new unit is much more quiet than the old which had a definite actuator whine and click when disengaging the lock.
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