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21 July 2012 #1
2008 9-3 how to reset Time for Service
I recently purchased a used 2008 9-3 with just under 40k miles on it. I performed the 40k service myself and I want to reset the Time for Service indicator. I followed the directions on page 96 of the Owner's manual, but the Time for Service heading does not appear when I scroll the up/down arrows on the steering wheel. It goes to the "Next Service" heading and it shows 28% Intermediate. But the next heading it goes to is ESP.
Does anyone know if only a mechanic can reset this? Or is there some quirky trick to it?
Thanks in advance.
06 August 2012 #2
9-3, 2003-on Service Reset
Hello, I'va consulted the WIS for this procedure
I still have to try myselfs as well, however during working week
I am not in any near neighborhood of my Saab 9-3,
so I can only try this next week, and will report:
1) turn Ignition key to 'ON' (without starting thr engine
2) Select 'Settings' using INFO-button
3) Hold the SET botton depressed until it beeps.
4) Select 'Time-for-Service' with Info-button.
5) Hold 'SET' again depressed until it beeps.
6)Select 'YES' using INfo-button.
*) For Cars with Diesel engine: HoLd Brake pedal depressed
+) Reset the Service-Indicator via a brief press on the 'SET' button.
-) Turn the Ignition key to the 'Lock' position.
I hope this helps, I have a gasoline fuel car, and will test this next Weekend.
Good-Luck, Harry.[FONT=trebuchet ms]Everything is simple ,regarding time spend [/FONT]
07 August 2012 #3
21 August 2012 #4
Hey, just had a week of holiday,
unfortunnally I tried the SID-reset I fopund on the WIS,
somehow for me, my European model, it doesn't do the trick?
How was your try of this Reset-methode?[FONT=trebuchet ms]Everything is simple ,regarding time spend [/FONT]
11 September 2012 #5
19 October 2012 #6
Well hello again (remember I never reply instant-since I dontlife near mi internet)
now +2000Kms further, with the unsuccesfull Service-Request re-Set:
my Euopean-car all of the sudden -while driving- asked myself,
whether to I wanted to Re-Set the Service Interval or Not????
I was astonished, repsonded on the SID with a yes, and of we went for another periode,...
I've pictured the forgoing display messages at traffic light,
but think the thing tells it selfs;-?[FONT=trebuchet ms]Everything is simple ,regarding time spend [/FONT]
23 October 2012 #7
What percentage were you at when the request popped up? I am at 28% now and have tried a few reset attempts/procedures with no luck. North american 2008 gas 2.0T SS
23 October 2012 #8
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I have a 2005 9-3. Oil changes are supposed to be done according to the SID, which also tracks it so that you will do an oil change at least once every two years. (It was reduced to a minimum of once a year in later model years). When I set the date ahead, say October 20, 2014, to get the SID to allow me to reset, I think the algorithm then changed to "when it's needed or October 20, 2016, whichever is first". Then when I reset the date to October 23, 2013, it stays on "720 days left" for about a year.