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    Question regarding 2003 vs 1999

    I currently own a 1999 9-5 wagon. It needs lots of parts due to broken plastic in engine compartment and the interior is in rough shape. I have an opportunity to buy a 2003 9-5 se sedan and it looks...
  2. I got really lucky while checking at the parts...

    I got really lucky while checking at the parts stores and got a few different recommendations to the same mechanic shop as being a really good and fair priced saab specialist. You might check that...
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    Had a mechanic give the car a listen to and he...

    Had a mechanic give the car a listen to and he said to release the tension to see if the noise goes away. If it does, its likely the water pump. I released the tension and the noise did go away. So I...
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    I do have some missing pixels and lines but the...

    I do have some missing pixels and lines but the small light bulbs that tested fine and working using a 9v battery still dont light up when connected to the car. I'm wondering if thats an issue with...
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    I have not downloaded it. I try nit to mess with...

    I have not downloaded it. I try nit to mess with my computer too much. Only check once every month or 2 and have to spend an hour delwting spam from my email. I do however have some good news. I just...
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    I think I got it......

    I think I got it......
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    This almost looks like a wiring diagram for the...

    This almost looks like a wiring diagram for the stereo so I dont know but ive been looking for a diagram of a 1999 saab 9-5 abs connector and this came up. I will do more digging before I start...
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    On one of my vehicles, you need a tech2 or at...

    On one of my vehicles, you need a tech2 or at least a more advanced obd2 code reader than what I have to bleed the fluid from the abs system. Ive seen a walkthrough for bleeding the brakes on the 9-5...
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    The local electonics store had a bulb for me. Its...

    The local electonics store had a bulb for me. Its a little bit longer than the bulb that was in it but when I teated all of the bulbs, only 1 didnt work. I have not had a chance to put the bulb in...
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    As far as my abs module goes, ive contacted a...

    As far as my abs module goes, ive contacted a local mechanic that has a great reputation of being a "saab guy" and said he wouldnt charge me to hook up a scanner to see if the module is...
  11. Reviving an old thread with a question... I...

    Reviving an old thread with a question...
    I just watched a video where someone opened an abs unit from a GM truck of sorts and using a magnifying glass was able to locate the broken soldering on...
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    Been watching vids and stuff and have seen what...

    Been watching vids and stuff and have seen what appears to be "teeth" like on a gear that is part of the axle. That is was the sensor detects as it rotates. Just disnt know if the ring was sevicable...
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    Finally going to take title to courthouse to take...

    Finally going to take title to courthouse to take care of title transfer and registration this morning. After that I will take a look at the sensors.first I will check resistance with my multimeter....
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    Oh yeah... Another question unrelated. Car has...

    Oh yeah... Another question unrelated. Car has not run in over 2 hours but while I was wiggling wire harness for turn signals right next to headlights, the cooling fan kicked in and the keys were nit...
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    Dashboard warning lights???

    I constantly have "brakes", "ABS", and the triangle with "!" In it. No error codes and no traction control lights... Just those 3. Most posts I see say the 3 I mentioned AND something to do with...
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    I'm new to Saabs and not a mechanic. I can...

    I'm new to Saabs and not a mechanic. I can replace items easily enough but not so good at diagnostics. Anyway, probably unrelated but, I've noticed that whem I have to key in the on position,...
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    No radio shack near me anymore. And Amazon has...

    No radio shack near me anymore. And Amazon has come up empty using the original saab part number or a description. There is a local electronics store local business kinda thing and the guy there said...
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    So far all I am finding online is genuine saab...

    So far all I am finding online is genuine saab parts and numbers, nothing that cross references anything. Best I have found is like $7 per bulb and the SID takes 6 bulbs. Getting kinda pricey for...
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    From some of the posts I have stumbled across...

    From some of the posts I have stumbled across about bulbs, some people have asked if its possible to change the color of the lettering in the SID. Some people have said no due to an amber film in the...
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    So, I got the pulleys replaced and the tensioner...

    So, I got the pulleys replaced and the tensioner as well. Ended up buying the Gates tensioner off of Amazon for about $100 less than any of the local parts stores wanted, even for the same make and...
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    It is so dim that that I cannot tell if there are...

    It is so dim that that I cannot tell if there are missing pixels or lines so I will indeed check the bulbs first. Are those application specific or would I find those at the local parts store?
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    Forgive my typos. I am using my phone for this...

    Forgive my typos. I am using my phone for this and have seriously callused thumbs from years of construction work and amateur wrenching.
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    SID questions

    1999 9-5 wagon. My SID is very hard to read and I have seen many threads and DIY videis on how to change the ribbon cable inside the SID. That will be some ways down my checklist of things to do...
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    I am planning a ribbon replacement in the bear...

    I am planning a ribbon replacement in the bear future but I have a question if anyone has done it before. Every time I start the car now, the clock resets to 12:00. I'm assuming that there is also a...
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    The long belt is around. The hardest thing is...

    The long belt is around. The hardest thing is that most auto parts stores rely on thier computer to decide what goes where. And sadly thier computers are lacking info. After calling every parts store...
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