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  1. What is normal power consumption (amps) with engine off?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi all, Can anyone tell me the normal range of power consumption for the 1999-2002 OG 9-3 when the car is powered off (engine not running, doors closed, interior lights off), etc.? I've got a 2002 that is drawing about 115 mA when I check 15-20 minutes after powering off the car. Is this...
  2. 2000 9-3 electrical problems

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    My saab has been sitting in the driveway for about three weeks because I bought a new car. My intentional plan was to sell it, but it began having some strange electrical issues. All the interior and brake lights dim with changes in idle and acceleration. My headlights stay on no matter what...
  3. Car turns off while driving

    C900 Workshop
    Hello Everyone, To start I'm currently driving a 1991 900 Turbo SPG and am currently experiencing two sets of 'symptoms' with my car while driving. 1. Often when I touch the breaks my radio will cycle (turn off and on), if my headlights are on they will temporarily dim for a second and then...
  4. Wiper/ lights problem..

    9-5 Workshop
    Okay today I noticed that my cars passenger side signal is staying lit up not on the dash but on the front side and rear of the car the signal doesn't change it either it still stays lit up, it don't plash also I went to use the wipers and now they won't stop either, I had to remove a fuse to...
  5. Electrical Problems - Car Died On Me While Driving & Still Dead

    9-5 Workshop
    Today while I was dropping my son off at school, the ABS light, battery light, check engine light, and a few other icons came on my dashboard. This has happened before, but usually goes away when I turn the car off and then back on, so I continued to drive. Well, I also had the heater on for...
  6. Neverending replacing of Alternator and battery

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    So... I bought this car from my boss. They had bought this car for their daughter but she hated it. It kept dying on her for no reason while she would be driving somewhere. They sold it to me given I am a mechanic and we figured I would be able to fix the car better and cheaper then they could...
  7. 04 9-3 Aero CIM Problem

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Recently I received a warning on the SID saying that the Steering wheel lock has failed. This was right after my battery main switch finally went due to corrosion on the positive terminal from the previous owner. the car lost all power mid drive when that went and was turning on and off while...
  8. 2004 9-3 Convertible - Alternator & Electical Issues

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Can someone please help or point me in the right direction with a few issues I'm trying to remedy with my 2004 9-3 convertible? 1. Alternator: If a dont drive the car for a few days the battery will not stay charged, I've replaced the battery 2x's in a year (Dura-Last gold) so it has to be the...
  9. Dome light problems

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    The interior lights (ceiling, front and back) doesn't work - no matter which way the switch is placed. Checking up, the grounding cord in the front lamp is apparently not connected anywhere. I suppose it should be possible to try and figure out where the cord is going, and reattach it...
  10. Riddle: What do these things have in common? ACC Panel/Reverse Lights/Blinkers/Alarm

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    1995 900 SE 2.5 V6 Convertible. Had a sudden electrical problem - all fuses, including main fuse, are fine. Now the following components don't work: ACC Panel (or a/c), reverse lights, both blinkers, alarm & auto door locks. Plugged in the scan tool - which says it is unable to communicate...
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