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I'm confused.. what button are you talking about..? I dont think I have that button. Now i'm gonna search for it when I leave work, lol.. then I'll reply to your question.
isnt this question game just halarious.. but so necessary?
find it yet? it should be right there below nightpanel (we have same exact car i think)
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O.K. heres a winner. I bought my 9-3 used w/ no manual. On the upper SID screen there are a number of different displays. What does the one that reads Speed W 56 MPH Mean???. This is probably soo obvious but I cant figure it out for the life of me! Thanks
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O.K. heres a winner. I bought my 9-3 used w/ no manual. On the upper SID screen there are a number of different displays. What does the one that reads Speed W 56 MPH Mean???. This is probably soo obvious but I cant figure it out for the life of me! Thanks
That's the "speed warning". It beeps (or makes some kind of noise) when you reach that speed. It can be adjusted using the customize button. I set mine as high as it would go . . .
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That's the "speed warning". It beeps (or makes some kind of noise) when you reach that speed. It can be adjusted using the customize button. I set mine as high as it would go . . .


Thanks man, I had no idea. I havent heard any noise or beep yet but Ill definately be adjusting that setting!
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i do have a stupid question..um.

i'm a first time saab owner - just bought mine about a month ago...

and i'm wondering...are my headlights automatic or not? the manual isn't really clear on that part. they're pretty much on all the time so it could be either way...
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You have daytime running lights, meaning they are on all the time no matter what the position is of the light switch. It is possible to have the DRL's disabled by the dealer.
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isnt this question game just halarious.. but so necessary?
find it yet? it should be right there below nightpanel (we have same exact car i think)
lol I found the button! I didn't ever notice it before
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haha! But seriously, I want to know if there is some strange reason why the rear looks like is squeezing down on the suspension and the front is lifted up.
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And if you measure it, the left side and right side clearance for the wheel arch is just different. Is this some magical work from Saab to make out rides handle better?


The reason our SAABs have the squatted rear end has a lot to do with GM requirements than suspension magic. All GM vehicles have a requirement to pass a certain obstacle course in their test track, without coming out with a redesigned suspension at the end of the test. The cars must also have wheel well openings that are large enough to prevent any front tire scrubbing in hard cornering situations. This forces our cars to have larger wheel well openings than in a certain German manufacturer’s cars. So our cars may be a little less cool looking in that respect. On the other hand I was told that German sedans have yet to pass that same obstacle course, without getting unscheduled and permanent realignments.



As for the left vs. the right side; usually the driver side will settle a little earlier than the other, but it shouldn’t be a lot.
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O.K. heres a winner. I bought my 9-3 used w/ no manual. On the upper SID screen there are a number of different displays. What does the one that reads Speed W 56 MPH Mean???. This is probably soo obvious but I cant figure it out for the life of me! Thanks
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I love this thread!


Here's my dumb question:

Everyone want to disable their drl's...well I for one don't have a huge problem with them, as my last car had them. I just dealt with it. Of course I didn't have HID's in the last car, so the question is...how long do the HID's last if they are on all the time? Which leads to the next question, if/when they need to be replaced, how much is it? And don't tell me I will need TECH II.

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OK, here's a stupid question: I'm pretty sure the manual manual for my 02 9-3 SC says the back seats fold down, but how do you fold them down? There's a little button on the top of the seat that I've fiddled with but I've never actually tried it.
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Thanks man, I had no idea. I havent heard any noise or beep yet but Ill definately be adjusting that setting!
If you haven't heard a lovely chime yet and you haven't adjusted your speed warning, it's either broken or you have never exceeded 56 mph in your car!

I actually find it to be a useful tool. I often find myself driving much faster than I think I am. If you're driving on highways with lots of cops and speedtraps, it's nice to get a warning that you better slow down (I guess that's what a radar detector is for, oh well.) Anyhow, Mine is set at 83, mainly for roads where the limit is 70.
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OK, here's a stupid question: I'm pretty sure the manual manual for my 02 9-3 SC says the back seats fold down, but how do you fold them down? There's a little button on the top of the seat that I've fiddled with but I've never actually tried it.
The levers to unlock the seats, to allow folding them down, is in the trunk.
BTW, If you don't get the seats fully latched when you put tthem back up you get a warning on the SID.
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I see now there is another thread on HID's right now lol.
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OK, here's a stupid question: I'm pretty sure the manual manual for my 02 9-3 SC says the back seats fold down, but how do you fold them down? There's a little button on the top of the seat that I've fiddled with but I've never actually tried it.

You have the previous 9-3, right? Well, the seats are more fiddly to fold down, but by using the small levers on top of the seats the seat back should move. But then you have to do a folding maneuver also, which is not necessary in the SS/SC. On the other hand, by tilting the seat cushion you get a flat(ish) floor once everything is been folded.
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I love how this thread is stayin alive...

Stupid Question:
How on earth does the rain sensor work? I read the manual and you are supposed to set the wiper switch to position 2. Once you set it to 2 mine just keep wiping away (which is fine during rain) but what does the sensor do and when/how do I use it??!
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I love how this thread is stayin alive...

Stupid Question:
How on earth does the rain sensor work? I read the manual and you are supposed to set the wiper switch to position 2. Once you set it to 2 mine just keep wiping away (which is fine during rain) but what does the sensor do and when/how do I use it??!
it's on the blades.. if you realize if you have your washer blades on rain sensor mode and your driving slow and it's sprinkling out they wont go on.. they have little sensors on the blades so when your going a decent speed the sensors sesnse the rain.

the AUto/rain sensor mode is one notch up from the starting position.. they will adjust slower or faster depending on the rain
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OOH MY GOSH THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH !!!!.... YOU ARE A LIFE SAVER!!

hahaha jk come on people.. more stupid questions!
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more stupid questions!
Did Charlotte ever own ville?
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I tried searching the manual, but on the dash itself it shows the total mileage you have put on the car which is on the left.. on the right there is another number showing milege as well. I'm sure you can clear this becuase in my car they show 2 different numbers. how do you clear that number off?
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