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Old 10th January 2010
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Default Upgrade/replace alarm theft module for a 1999 9-5...

Is possible at all?

Basically I tried to replace batteries.. and didn't work out very well. The pins from new batteries(http://store.batteryspecialists.com/cr17335seft.html) did not fit.. and I tried to make holes larger . Initially looked fine.. but after couple of starts my saab started to complain about it.. so, i guess i've broken it...

Anyway, I was wondering how difficult is to get a new module and replace it? Can I do it by myself? Or I have to go to a dealer for some "magic" ? Is the theft module tight to my car only or I can use another one? May be a newer one(does it worth?)?

Just found this item (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...TQ:MOTORS:1123) on ebay from 9-3, will this fit ?

Thank you in advance.

PS: sorry for too many question marks

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I have no answers to your questions, just more questions. How were the pins on your OEM batteries attached? Could you have desoldered and reused them?
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I have no answers to your questions, just more questions. How were the pins on your OEM batteries attached? Could you have desoldered and reused them?
Probably I could. I even thought about it... however doing that would definitely heat battery too.. so I wasn't sure if that's the way to go... I have no experience with soldering..
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A quick search on this forum will revel a thread with nearly 500 posts regarding correcting the "Service Theft Alarm" problem. Solutions include:
  1. Problem is something other than the alarm siren.
  2. Bad batteries. The factory correct batteries are not sold to consumers and soldering skills are necessary to install new batteries.
  3. Bad capacitors. These siren modules were built during the global capacitor plague, and owners are discovering dead batteries are not the only failure mode.
  4. Replace batteries AND capacitors. Best D-I-Y solution for the true die-hards among us but better options are available.
  5. Have Dealer disable the Service Theft Alarm message from the SID. Random alarms will still occur, usually in the dead of the night just to really annoy your neighbors. Cost will be around $25.
  6. Remove siren module and have Dealer disable the STA message from the SID. Car will have no functional alarm. No tones for lock/unlock. No more 2am car alarm sirens. This will cost around $25 plus your time to remove siren
  7. Have Dealer change the audible alert for the theft system from the siren to the car horn. Car will still have a functional alarm system, car will make horn beeps rather than siren chirps when locking/unlocking (unless you disable the tones). This cost me $25 after I tired of trying to repair my old siren.
  8. Buy a used siren. OK if you get one from a recent wreck, and full functionality will be restored. But it appears all sirens will fail as they get older.
  9. Buy a new siren. $400 for the privilege on enduring this problem again sometime in the future.
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BBA-Reman might be able to help: http://www.bba-reman.com/catalogue/D...edProduct=1406

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Saab-...ht_2063wt_1167
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That is Brilliant, I'm going to be giving them a go!

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