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Old 30th May 2006
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Will a OBDII monitoring tool with GM parameters work on a 9-5: http://www.autotap.com/autotap_for_windows.html

or something like:
http://www.aeroforcetech.com/
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I'm not sure if the codes used in the 9-5 were developed by Saab or GM. Just shoot an e-mail over to them and they should be able to tell you if it's compatible.
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I've been using an OBD scanner I originally bought for a 1997 GM vehicle. It seems to read the codes properly and it clears the CEL. I have a 2002 Linear 9-5.

I bought the OCD off E-bay for about $35. It paid for itself the first time I used it.
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Thanks, that's probably enough of an indicator that it will indeed work. I e-mailed them and hopefully they have some idea!
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You will get the codes, but description only for the "common ones" Saab specific code descriptions need to bee looked up from wis or similar.
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My bigger concern is will it be able to monitor "generic" paremeters, not so much codes.
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What model year is your car Z28? Earlier models were not OBD compliant.
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It doesn't exist yet...but it will be a 2006
July-August delivery...still waiting...sigh.
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It will be under warranty for years, why worry about getting the codes pulled when the dealer can/will do it as part of the package.
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No no, the concern isn't the codes- I just want to see what the car is thinking. Fuel trims, advance, etc...

I think it's a leftover from tuning LSx's- I just like to see what's going on (or what the computer thinks is going on anyway). I know the information is useless- but hey...

Actually, I take that back- on the Z28 I could pull exactly what the oil pressure, oil temp (if monitored), intake temp, and water temp were- that was useful data. I'm guessing the Saab (like the Z28) actually reads oil pressure...but just uses an idiot light to represent when it hits OMG low.

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I think its even lower than OMG low, something along the lines of FUBAR low.
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WONDERFUL! I was actually trying to figure this out myself for so long!

Z28Hokie:
I wanted to do the same thing you want to do! Some programs also allow you to do 1/4 times, torque and hp curves, (who knows how accurate) and other such things that just look like it could be really fun!!!

GM OBDII Cable it is! Yay!

I was beggining to worry cause I couldn't find a Saab one anywhere!
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Yeah...I would LOVE to be able to see what the car's sensors see- water temp, oil pressure. I doubt the sensors for the idiot lights are just "at this temp/pressure...on"- they probably take a real reading, maybe not as accurate or responsive as say an autometer sender/gauge- but I'd rather see "40psi" with a 10% margin of error (36-44psi) than just "bing...lightup" at 2psi.

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