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    Saab 9-5 Tips and Quick Fixes

    9-5 Tips updated 10/18/2005

    Items listed in this database are to be used as a guide only to provide a "quick fix" for the specific item and model listed. If an item fits the description of the particular model/complaint a technician is working on, perform the suggested "fix" prior to contacting TAC.

    10/18/2005 Speaker grill
    9-5 models that have the right front speaker grill coming up can be fixed by the replacing of the grill, a change has been made in the grill for better retention. All Saab USA parts inventory has been updated with the improved part. There is no change in the part number.

    7/27/04 ALL 9-5 models, engine belt installation
    Engine belt part number 48 99 548 has superseded to a new engine belt, part number 55 90 344. The replacement belt can be identified by it's shorter length. Replacement belt installation requires bypassing the tension pulley.


    9/29/03 2003 9-5 with ESP/TCS DTC of C0131
    Check the large connector on the ESP control unit in the engine compartment. Look for a backed out pin in position #31 or # 22.

    9/9/03 2002 and later 9-5, TCM SPS failed TCM now locked up
    First SPS (or re-SPS program if previously done) T7 then retrieve the TCM information for SPS as a MY03 and follow the procedure as normal.Note: Tech2 version 107.000 must be used.

    8/18/2003 All models, difficulty programming a new Air Bag Control module
    Prior to installation and programming of an air bag control module (ACM) in a vehicle that has had an airbag and/or seatbelt pre-tensioner activation, all deployed airbags and seatbelt pre-tensioners must be replaced.

    8/18/2003 9-5 A/C blows cold on passenger's side, warm on driver's side
    Check the system charge as the system gets low on refrigerant the evaporator will become warmer on the driver's side first.

    8/5/2003 All models, checking for parasitic draw for dead battery complaint
    After 30 minutes, the parasitic draw for all 1999 and later Saab models should be below 20 milli-amps. If the draw is OK, recheck again every hour or so throughout the day.This is easily done using a battery knife switch that can be obtained from most RV dealers. Connect the knife switch to the negative battery post with the ammeter across the switch. Keep the knife switch closed except when actual draw readings are being read. This will insure normal current is available to all systems while time is passing.

    7/28/03 All 9-3/9-5 models, Cabin Fan noisy at certain speeds
    Most likely cause is defective cabin fan speed controller

    7/28/03 1999-2001 9-5, Replacement ACC panel will not program in 9-5 models
    The panel needs to be connected to a 2002 (after VIN 23023934) or later 9-5 and spare part programming completed Then re-installed in the earlier car.

    7/28/03 1999-2003 9-5, Replacement SID shows TIME FOR SERVICE message which returns after being cleared.
    TAC is aware of this problem and is seeking a solution from Sweden at this time

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    7/28/03 1999-2003 9-5, Replacement SID shows TIME FOR SERVICE message which returns after being cleared.
    TAC is aware of this problem and is seeking a solution from Sweden at this time
    Has there been any info returned by Sweden yet on this? I have this problem and would like to correct it.

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    That's from 2003 so I certainly hope that's fixed by now.

    Are you holding the button long enough for the message to clear until SERVICE appears?


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    Hi all. I think this is worded wrong. "7/27/04 ALL 9-5 models, engine belt installation
    Engine belt part number 48 99 548 has superseded to a new engine belt, part number 55 90 344. The replacement belt can be identified by it's shorter length. Replacement belt installation requires bypassing the tension pulley."

    I think it should say timing chain cover or center
    That's the one I bypassed on my 03 9-5 Aero when I changed the belt. I just left the pulley there... My o4 9-5 Arc didn't have the center pulley. The timing chain cover wasn't even threaded for it in that spot. The aluminum structure was there though.

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    No, I wasn't

    Quote Originally Posted by Wulf View Post
    That's from 2003 so I certainly hope that's fixed by now.

    Are you holding the button long enough for the message to clear until SERVICE appears?

    I didn't hold it long enough, I released it when I saw "cleared". Thanks much, that did the trick!

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