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  1. Replacement Red DIC Clip

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi! I was changing the Spark Plugs today on my 2008 Saab 9-5. Upon removal of the electrical connector, the red clip that slides out broke (oof!). The connection seems to be pretty sturdy without the clip; however, for peace of mind, I'd love to find a replacement. I've been searching for the...
  2. My Baby Died ... (P0340, need clarification)!

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    1. BACKGROUND: Hi friends. Finally inherited my 1999 9-3 SE 2.0L Hatchback in midnight blue from my mother. She (the car) ran rough and shaky at idle but otherwise ran fine and had no warning lights. After a short road-trip coming off the highway the engine vibration got quite bad during normal...
  3. Direct Ignition Cassette Problems

    9-5 Workshop
    Hello! I am new to these forums and i have a question for all you saab geniuses. I drive a 2004 Saab 9-5 2.3T, Automátic and for some reason, I have had to change the DIC 2 times in the past year and a half. Every time i get a genuine one from europarts the car seems to get a misfire after 2-3...
  4. Potential 9-5 Purchase

    9-5 Workshop
    Hello everyone, longtime lurker and Saab owner here. I've recently been given the chance to purchase an 07 9-5 Aero, but the owner describes the car as "the car jerks when you go to accelerate and the engine light starts blinking". My first instinct would be either the throttle body or the DIC...
  5. 2005 9-5 shuts off while driving, trouble starting.

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi everyone, Car shut off while driving multiple times on my way home. Both times I replaced the DIC on the side of the road with two spares I had and was able to make it the rest of the way. Since then it's had trouble starting. Will crank but won't start. Tried replacing CPS, spark plugs...
  6. NGK DIC new replacement part (T7 BLACK)

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Well I buckled down and bought a new DIC. For the past year, I have been driving with On and Off CEL due to multiple misfires detected. It would only show if I drove faster than grandma. Anyways, the original DIC had the inevitable heat crack, but still works so Ill keep her in the boot...
  7. Acceleration cut, engine dies. Fuel pump/DIC?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello, Well, I've been working on my 2001 9-3. A week ago my car cut out in power during acceleration and then died and wouldn't start up. Crank, no start. The next day I went to go check out the car and it fired right up so I brought it home. Ignition pressure measured 5psi-10psi, idle was...
  8. Can a bad DIC drain your battery?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey guys, got codes P0340, and P0420 and also an incredibly battery drain again. Problem: Car dies over night.. Question: Can a bad DIC drain my battery? Small overview: Had a drain problem before, it was the Amp and my AC compressor. Bypassed the amp, and replaced my AC compressor, all was...
  9. CEL Codes P0444, P1312, P1334

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi. I have three CEL codes P0444, P1312, and P1334 on my car. I have a 2001 9-3 SE. The 1312 and 1334 I have seen as being misfires in cylinders 1+2 and 3+4. I have also been told these two codes can be fixed by getting a new DIC. I have replaced my DIC 4 times with this car and these codes...
  10. Dishonest Mechanic?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello All. I have had my 2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L Convertible for over 3 years now (bought it as my first car in high school), and it never had any major problems until about a month and a half ago. I was accelerating on the highway and all of a sudden, with my foot still on the pedal, it began...
  11. Aftermarket DIC Unit

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi, I have a 20019-3 SE. I have had problems with the DIC unit ever since I got my car. Each time the check engine light comes on and I receive codes saying that there are cylinder misfires (codes such as P0304 and P1334). I have replaced the DIC 4 separate times. Each replacement unit has been...
  12. Stuttering acceleration while at speed

    Saab 9-2X, 9-4X & 9-7X Workshop
    Hello, I have a 2005 9-2x linear automatic with 120,000 When I'm driving at speed, take my foot off accelerator and coast, then re-apply the accelerator my car is doing a sort of jerky or stuttering thing. It happens when I'm going uphill, not downhill If I apply the accelerator more...
  13. P1312 & P1334 Service Codes Won't Go Away (Seat tilt issue too)

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Had the codes when I bought the car. Replaced plugs with new and installed new DIC then cleared the codes but finding they return after hour running. Also...I removed both seats to do some repair/servicing...thought I'd found one wire connector pair loose and clicked that together but now...
  14. DIC, CPS, erratic idle, the whole 9 yards?

    9-5 Workshop
    Alright guys.. As I said in my introduction post, found in the intro section, I'm brand new to Saabs (only owned mine for about 2 months now), but think I'll be a Saab owner for life now. I've been reading the forums for guidance over the past few weeks, and have found some amazing advice, and...
  15. Car misfiring... DIC?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello guys. My car started to misfire a couple of days ago. I thought that was a spark plugs issue so I changed them. But no, problem persisted. Trying to find what was making car misfire, I looked at the DIC and found that it was leaking oil. I dissasemble it and clean it (if DIC was worn...
  16. Replacement DIC

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi, this is my first post to this forum. I live in New Zealand and purchased a 2001 Saab 95 aero second hand about a year ago and am confused about a couple of things that I'm hoping someone can explain to me (by the way, I am not mechanically experienced). The car is having some problems...
  17. New NGK plugs broken after 3 days

    9-5 Workshop
    Guys - 3 out of 4 NEW NGK plugs broke 3 days after install and using a backup DIC. There is a resulting 1312 / 1334 error code. This ever happen even with a 'questionable' DIC ? The DIC is from my old car and was working when last used. http://1drv.ms/1JfKyUo http://1drv.ms/1JfKzHX Plugs are...
  18. 2002 Saab 9-3 SE Manual Convertible Turbo

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello. I'm new to the Saab world and have been learning a lot since buying my Cosmic Blue 9-3 SE 5-speed convertible with 97K miles on it from a private sale in CT. It's a summer driver for me, so I have to keep costs down and do most of the work with my husband. It had a few issues, but...
  19. Ticking, no start, instument panel goes nuts

    9-5 Workshop
    I've been having some crazy issues with my 2003 9-5 V6 3.0, and it seems like every time I fix something, three more problems pop up. We are moving this weekend and I'm freaking out because I can't get the car started. This may be long, but I don't want to leave anything out. Thank you in...
  20. direct ignition cassette (DIC) replacement

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    1. How do I know when it's time to replace the DIC? While the car does possibly feel that it doesn't perform like it did when new, I'm also not driving it as hard as I once did (I guess I've aged in 13 years, ha!). How do I know when it's time to replace the DIC without buying expensive test...
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