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Old 28th March 2012
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Hello Saab community,

I'm FINALLY working on my old 94' 9000 CSE. Its been in my garage for almost 5 years. Money and time have finally met and I'm doing a mild restoration. My question is regarding the availability/existance of reset tools for this car. A lot has changed over the past 5+ years. My airbag light is on. I've replaced the airbag clock spring, but need to reset the light. Any suggestions in where I can find a tool?
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Hello Saab community,

I'm FINALLY working on my old 94' 9000 CSE. Its been in my garage for almost 5 years. Money and time have finally met and I'm doing a mild restoration. My question is regarding the availability/existance of reset tools for this car. A lot has changed over the past 5+ years. My airbag light is on. I've replaced the airbag clock spring, but need to reset the light. Any suggestions in where I can find a tool?
IIRC, you need a tech 2 scan tool to reset the airbag light.
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Yep, requires an ISAT or some high end Tech II's. You can't fool it - believe me I've tried.
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I was afraid you were gonna say that. Those Tech 2's run $1,000+. Uggggggg. Maybe I can find a rental
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Or a SAAB mechanic in your area.
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I was afraid you were gonna say that. Those Tech 2's run $1,000+. Uggggggg. Maybe I can find a rental
It's pretty unlikely. Every GM dealer has one, but SAAB's software isn't the same.
You're better off paying an hour's labor and having a Pro do it. He can retrieve all codes, reset everything, then explain which codes you caused, which ones have been fixed, and which are other problems.
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Yes, and my local agent with the only tech tool is 600km away one way, so I had to take a 1200km trip to get my airbag light turned off!

However it was not such a bad thing in the end, even though I had tripped the light by turning the key on when I had the dash out, (I was fixing my ACC unit) they also found there was water in the SRS module.

They found that the next day when I went back after it had come on again!
I had parked on a very steep hill and there was enough water in there to trigger the fault again!!

The units are in a real dumb place right under the heater/ACC unit, and are supposed to have a retro fitted factory plastic cover over them.
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Thanks for the advice everyone. I'll have to find an independent Saab specialist ...but I'm going to buy one of those Tech 2's as soon as I have the money to spare. Its just against my core to have someone else work on my car with the exception of replacing tires or getting an alignment. If I had the space and money for an alignment rack and wheel balancer, I'd do that myself as well!

I'm hoping to post a thread with pics from my 9000's restoration. I'm planning on buying another motor from the salvage yard, rebuilding it, and keeping it on my engine stand as a back up.
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Yes, and my local agent with the only tech tool is 600km away one way, so I had to take a 1200km trip to get my airbag light turned off!
Can you drive that far in NZ without falling into the sea? Where the heck is Riverton?
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Can you drive that far in NZ without falling into the sea? Where the heck is Riverton?
Great one!

I will have to keep thinking of you guys in the frozen continent.

The south of the South Island, on the coast.
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