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  1. #31
    Frank Wulfers
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    Tjalsma, I moved your post to an existing thread with feedback from other owners about parts availability and reliability. Good luck!

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  2. #32

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    9-5 Turbo 4
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    I can't find windscreens here in they us. Is there a web site that's sales them over there?
    ebozilesky@gmail.com

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  3. #33
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    NG9-5 2.0Tid Vector M6 -2010, NG900 2.0T Sensonic Cab Sun Beach edition by Rinspeed -1996
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    Attleast here in Finland I had no problems to get a new Hud windscreen about 4-5 months ago. Was even available through regular windscreen repair shop. Pilkinton I think is the manufacturer.

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  4. #34
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    9-5 2.0T Aero
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    2.0 Aero Petrol with Hirsch upgrade / 40K miles
    Experiences of dealers. Authorised dealers have been poor when used, for example charging for a failed infotainment software upgrade that involved plugging a usb stick then removing it as it wouldn't communicate !! Independant specialists (centralsaab) for those in Scotland is a 5 star service.
    Not had to order parts as yet however with Orio taking over the parts business I would hope this wouldn't be an issue.
    WIS is useful however is not complete. As an example I had an issue with some indicators not working. WIS does provide the wiring schematics and mentions the BCM (body control module) as a key component however fails to mention which BCM fuse performs which function. My issue was a blown fuse not mentioned anywhere is WIS. Only other issue was the Infotainment system rebooting continually but Orio provided a software patch free of charge that, so far, has resolved the issue. Prior to the patch I had searched far and wide for a repair service but drew a blank. This also included contacting the manufacturers (Denso) advertised repair service however their response is they do not support these devices and cannot fix them. If / when they fail they may be gone forever.
    Only other issue being the heated / ventilated seats do not work, seems to be a weak point and one to be addressed in the near future.
    General comments : incredibly comfortable for myself and passengers on long journeys but not so good for short / about town trips where it can feel a little cumbersome. For me not an issue as was bought specifically for touring. MPG is pretty impressive on journeys with a return of 41.5mpg from a recent a 500 mile round trip.

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  5. #35

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    Saab 95 2011
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    hi
    just to tell you that ive changed the 2 rears absorbers on my saab 95 and I used the Munroe schock from a Buick Labrosse .. is the same!! and 1/2 price 110$ cda
    bye

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  6. #36
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    2011 9-5 Aero
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    Reading this thread I am wondering how many owners are aware of Electrical Load Management? This function will cycle the power to the rear window, door mirror and seat heater circuits to protect the battery charge. I don't have WIS on this computer but I will see if I can get a copy of the operation table. In addition to cycling power to some loads the system can also shed some loads completely.

    The principle is the same as, but far less complex than, that on the Boeing 787. Before that aircraft entered service I questioned just how soon someone would see a load shed and assume it was a defect. If a dealer has changed parts to fix the seat heater problem it probably wasn't power management in operation but do be aware that this function exists. Also worthy of consideration is that heated seats suffer considerable flexing and ultimately a mechanical failure of the element will occur, the heater mats are much better than they were in the days of the C900 but they do still fail.

    There is a huge amount of information in WIS that isn't in the owner's handbook, though it probably should be. This is a very clever car and some of the oddities may just possibly be caused by it being too clever for its own good.

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  7. #37
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    2011 9-5 Aero
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    Well I collected the car on Monday and I have noticed a couple of interesting foibles.
    On two occasions I have driven over a bump and the iPod sound has stopped, the display suggest that it is still playing.
    While getting used to the electronic park brake I have stalled a couple of times, after restarting the cruise control didn't work.
    Both conditions cleared once the car was shut down and restarted.

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