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  1. Log with Tech2

    Tech II Workshop
    I think you're looking for the "snapshot" feature of the Tech 2. I've never used it before, but you can use it to record specific parameters while you drive and play it back later on. I don't know exactly where it is, but it's in the list of options after you select the car and which...
  2. New Saab 9-5 Owner

    9-5 Workshop
    Upgrading your radio is a fairly straightforward and good upgrade. Any double DIN radio will fit with the right mounting hardware; search the forum for more info about this. I've done the swap (first time I'd even replaced a radio) and it's not complicated as it is in some modern cars. I'm not...
  3. For Sale: 9-3 SS good clock spring/case/CIM for parts only (no keys)

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    Name: Chris Location: Westchester NY Means of contact: PM/email Description: I have a CIM, part number 12777263, from an 08 9-3 that was possibly on the fritz and was replaced. I took the steering angle sensor from it and have the plastic case, circuit board, stalk switches, and clock...
  4. Smoke on cold start

    9-5 Workshop
    I've noticed the last few times I start the engine when cold (I only drive the car on weekends), a noticeable amount of smoke comes out the tailpipe briefly. It clears up in 20-30 seconds and the engine runs perfectly fine during and after the smoke show. The smoke definitely smells a bit like...
  5. 2007 Aero - Telephone Function?

    Audio, Video, Navigation & Security
    Check the sticky thread at the top of this forum: https://www.saabcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=139479 I don't know if this applies to the 2007, but it has a similar radio to the 2008 and 2009 cars. The phone buttons work with the OnStar system, which your car probably doesn't have...
  6. Programming a brand new CIM

    Tech II Workshop
    This is more of a public service announcement; maybe this is common knowledge, but I haven't seen it posted anywhere. For anyone who is lucky enough to get his/her hands on a brand new CIM (there don't seem to be many of them out there anymore), they do not come with keys. You are expected to...
  7. Security Access TIS2000

    Tech II Workshop
    I don't know exactly how TIS2000 works, but there must be a setting to choose the correct COM port. Make sure that setting is correct. That's all I can think of; it seems that you've checked everything else.
  8. Tech II location thread

    Tech II Workshop
    Easier to transport (all you need is the cable + laptop rather than the bulky clone) and theoretically more reliable (you never know when a clone is going to crap out). You can also don't need a laptop with a serial port, but in my experience, only Windows XP fully works. I use a Dell D630 but...
  9. Tech 2 Marry in NYC area

    Tech II Workshop
    I posted in the other thread, but give me a shout if you're still looking to get this done, email me (my username at gmail dot com).
  10. china tech 2

    Tech II Workshop
    Are you using a USB to serial adapter or plugging in directly to a serial port on the computer? Check to make sure the COM port is set to the correct one. I once helped someone who was having communication issues, and the culprit was the ethernet cable provided in the packaging. We replaced it...
  11. Slow cranking/starting with a good battery

    9-5 Workshop
    Apparently all 9-5 starters are like this - at least the ones installed at the factory. I replaced my starter a few years ago and the new one (Bosch brand) cranked much faster, even with the same battery. Actually the battery I had in there at the time was under a year old and lasted almost 5...
  12. 2007 Lesson Learned - Fuel Tank / Fuel Pump

    9-5 Workshop
    What's even more puzzling/infuriating is that the 2006+ cars outside of the US have the old-style pump. (the poster above beat me to it!) The only saving grace is that a fuel pump replacement should really only have to be done once in the typical car's lifetime, maybe twice if you're unlucky...
  13. Open SID instructions, open SID vs Tech 2

    9-5 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    I haven't personally enabled OpenSID, but you have to use a PC to modify the software in the car's ECU. Maybe It's not exactly the easiest thing in the world to do. OpenSID is convenient because you don't need to lug around a Tech 2 and try to read it while driving, but as far as I know, Tech...
  14. For Sale: 99-02 9-5 passenger mirror

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    I can't believe I didn't see this post! I'll shoot you an email.
  15. Check your licence plate bulbs!

    9-5 Workshop
    My bulbs are fine, but I tried to remove the screws once to inspect the area and they are rusted exactly as you describe. Replacing those bulbs is going to be a real chore when the time comes.
  16. Speedometer Instrument Cluster swap

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    We tried to marry the new cluster & it wouldn't work. Tech2 said "selection invalid" when entering all the car's parameters. Does anyone know if gauge clusters are (or aren't) compatible between model years? His car is a 2008 and the "new" cluster was from a 2011. (P.S. 2011 cars and parts...
  17. For Sale: 2005 9-5 Aero ECU 5384862

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    Name: Chris Location: Westchester NY Means of contact: PM or email Price: 50 shipped Description: 2005 9-5 Aero ECU. I bought this a year ago and installed it in my car to test it (engine started and ran fine). It's been sitting ever since, and I have no need for it. One of the...
  18. For Sale: 99-02 9-5 passenger mirror

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    Name: Chris Location: Westchester NY Means of contact: PM or email through the forum Description: I recently bought this mirror from a forum member. It is in good working order (motor is fine) and physically in nice shape (the outer edge of the mirror has a small scrape). Not sure what...
  19. SID2 retrofit (again)

    9-5 Workshop
    Any SID2 should technically "work" without needing any programming, BUT you should get one that matches the model year of your car, so your steering wheel controls will work correctly. Check the part number on a SID you're looking to buy and enter the number on esaabparts.com (or any other...
  20. Saab Newbie Here

    New Member Introductions
    Welcome. I love a good restoration project (and photos) so keep us posted! You've really done a bang up job on that car from what I've seen. And that rust...probably the worst I've ever seen. I would have ran away from that as fast as I could, but I don't have the skill to fabricate rust...
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