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    If you have already replaced the head unit there...

    If you have already replaced the head unit there should be no real problem with replacing the amp except that you will need one that fits in the space. Other than that it shouldn't be a problem.
  2. Disconnect the negative cable at the battery,...

    Disconnect the negative cable at the battery, clean the terminal post and the inside of the clamp thoroughly making sure there is no trace of contaminant present. Replace the clamp and torque the...
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    I feel like a stuck record! Download WIS, you may...

    I feel like a stuck record! Download WIS, you may also like to read the thread in "Administration" which contains a link to the download page.
  4. Thread: Indicators.

    by GeoffR
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    You need EPC, Electronic Parts Catalog, same page...

    You need EPC, Electronic Parts Catalog, same page as the WIS download, then you can compare part numbers.
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    If the car had memory mirrors it may also have...

    If the car had memory mirrors it may also have had the mirror drop function from new, you will need to confirm that the mirrors fitted are actually memory mirrors. I thought that factory auto dimming...
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    If a wheel speed sensor is not giving the correct...

    If a wheel speed sensor is not giving the correct output it can't be picked up by diagnostics if the car isn't moving. You could just buy one sensor and try it in each position but if two are at...
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    You really need WIS to understand the ESP...

    You really need WIS to understand the ESP operation, and a Windows computer to run it. However, this is part of what it says.

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    There is a lot more but, as I suspected the components...
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    As the original post was from the UK may I...

    As the original post was from the UK may I suggest Miliput an epoxy putty. It is a two part putty, kneed equal amounts of the two parts together until it is a consistent colour and it can be moulded...
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    I strongly recommend that you either download WIS...

    I strongly recommend that you either download WIS from the links on this site or use WIS On-line the diagrams for your car are excellent.
  10. Download WIS from the links on this site, or use...

    Download WIS from the links on this site, or use WIS on-line
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    As someone who made a living as an avionics...

    As someone who made a living as an avionics specialist I can tell you that Saab wiring is way above the general automotive standard. The problem is that few owners appreciate that high standard and...
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    I would love to be able to help you but, I live...

    I would love to be able to help you but, I live some 10,000 miles away and have no idea what happened to Saab in Australia. In Europe we have access to Orio, the Saab parts organisation, I am sure...
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    I have a 2011 9-5 and when I had the same problem...

    I have a 2011 9-5 and when I had the same problem it turned out to be the battery. Initially I disconnected the battery and found the negative terminal post covered with a black varnish like...
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    You might try WIS on-line...

    You might try WIS on-line https://saabwisonline.com
  15. Either get your dealer to contact...

    Either get your dealer to contact https://saabpartstrade.co.uk/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new%20online%20Saab%20shop
    or contact Saabits https://www.saabits.com/
  16. Thread: New Member

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    That is still a long way forward of the timing...

    That is still a long way forward of the timing cover. I assume the cross member is covered with oil too?
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    I would hesitate to call the crank shaft oil seal...

    I would hesitate to call the crank shaft oil seal the front main seal simply because it isn't at the front with a transverse engine but we are probably talking the same thing.




    If oil is...
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    I would have a good look at the timing cover...

    I would have a good look at the timing cover gasket and crank shaft oil seal, as you mentioned at post 11. I am sure that you have confirmed that what you are seeing is actually engine oil? The level...
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    The other possibility is that the engine isn't...

    The other possibility is that the engine isn't actually a very good ground, possibly the ground strap is less than perfect?

    Battery charge is determined by time and current, engine RPM has nothing...
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    Most likely the ground you choose on the car with...

    Most likely the ground you choose on the car with the flat battery wasn’t a good enough contact.
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    Vacuum leaks are common on 9-5s, replacing all...

    Vacuum leaks are common on 9-5s, replacing all the hoses with silicone is cheap, quick and permanent.
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    Sounds like an intermittent fault that clears...

    Sounds like an intermittent fault that clears before the warning has time to display. Unfortunately you’ll have to wait until something shows or get a fault code reader.
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    The Dame Edna (2006 and later) 9-5 Aero has very...

    The Dame Edna (2006 and later) 9-5 Aero has very little clearance between the tyre and wheel arch at the back even with the standard 235/45 17 tyres. By fitting wheels with a different offset you...
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    Simple answer, buy a set of wheels and get tyres...

    Simple answer, buy a set of wheels and get tyres fitted to them, the fitter won't know what car they are for so won't argue if you say the car doesn't have TPMS.
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    I have spent part of yesterday (8th April) and a...

    I have spent part of yesterday (8th April) and a couple of hours this morning fixing my light bar.
    The good news was that the diodes were mostly fine, I may need to replace a couple later, and thus...
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