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    SID Question

    In my 04 93, when we try to change the information displayed on the SID, we have to fight to get the thing to stop on the correct setting. It doesn't matter if I turn the knob clockwise or counter clockwise. The value displayed seems totally random.
    Now that I am learning a little more about this car, is this a fiber optic issue. and if yes, where to start to clear up?

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    David

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    Saab Nut Brad Lauzze's Avatar
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    2011 9-3 Aero XWD Performance by Hirsch
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    My experience has been that the dial knob that you use to scroll through/adjust settings gets all gummed up. Easiest just to replace it/the control panel.

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    Frank
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    That's a common issue with an easy fix. Check out this thread: http://saabworld.net/f8/saab-informa...problem-25018/

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    It is the rotary encoder that is causing the issue. Some have had moderate success spraying a small (very small) amount of electrical contact cleaner with the knob removed into the encoder and rotating the shaft back and forth. It is a fairly common issue. I have done it and it worked for about 6 months but is now intermittent again. I may pull the whole unit out of the dash at some point and try and do a better job. Use something like this DeoxIT #D5S-6 Spray Contact Cleaner and Rejuvenator : Cleaners & wipes | RadioShack.com

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    Ya - just pull that knob off and spray some lube or electric cleaner in the 4 little holes as liberally as you can. Then reinstall the knob and you'll be as good as new.

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    Saab Nut Brad Lauzze's Avatar
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    Guess you learn something new everyday, never seen that before, thanks for chiming in and sharing that guys!

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    Yea, that worked.
    Thanks all and Merry Christmas,
    david

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