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  1. Flashing dash lights, no audio, no turning indicator sounds, no SID - 2003 Saab 9-3 Linear

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    A CD got stuck in my stock stereo, so I had an aux adapter installed that I can plug my iphone into. Shortly after, my car battery died (possibly due to a bad tail light ground). When I replaced my battery, the SID and all sounds, and my dash lights were out, except lights flashing on a bit...
  2. SID1 - open sid functionality MODE selection

    9-5 Workshop
    Hello all, I suppose that in this case model does not matter since SID1/2 was installed in different models. Anyway, in my Saab 9-5 2003 I have SID1 with OpenSID enabled. Since SID1 has only CLEAR UP/DOWN buttons and no SET button i do not know how to change MODE parameter in order to get acces...
  3. Outside temp sensor

    9-5 Workshop
    Hello! I bought a 2001 Saab 9-5 a few months ago. I noticed that the SID was showing 50*C and figured out I had to replace the sensor. I bought a new sensor and installed it. Now the sid shows ———. I have recalibrated the ACC after replacement and it showed no fault codes during the process. Any...
  4. Hi Y'all!

    New Member Introductions
    Long time Saab Lover, first time owner! I just purchased a 1999 9-3 Convertible, and I've got my Haynes manual, but hoping to utilize the Saab knowledge in forum for some of the more interesting hiccups along the way. So far all the work I've done consists of oil change (mobil 1), with K&N...
  5. 2004 9-3 No SID or Radio

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey guys, I was wondering if I could ask for your help in diagnosing problems with my 2004 Saab 9-3's SID and radio. I don't know much about cars except for a general idea on how they run and where to turn my wrench. I bought this Saab a while back and the SID and radio didn't work. I had no...
  6. "Service Theft Alarm" and remote key doesn't work?

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi all, I've read through as much as I can on the forums and within WIS, but I can't wrap my head around this one. I'm getting the "Service Theft Alarm" message on the SID every time I start the car. I'm also unable - 95% of the time - to unlock my doors with my remote key; I have to go...
  7. '95 900 Dead SID & Radio

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I have a '95 900 S convertible project with just 52,500 miles, but with a few gremlins. The SID is completely dead, including the clock & Black Panel buttons. Nothing functions. However, the buttons & clock light do light up when the car's lights are on - but it takes a few minutes for it to...
  8. That's no happy child, that's "SID." He kills toys just for fun!

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello everyone, Now that I have your attention, the SID on my 2004 9-3 sedan has lost about 99% of its functionality. It still displays the date and speed warning but that's all. Everything else, including radio information is gone. Also, when I enter the menu, all I see are sold...
  9. Dash Backlight Problems - SID?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I've seen several threads on this topic but I have not found the answer. I have a 2004 9-3 and the backlights on and around the radio/AC/headlight switch are on during the day, but completely dark at night. If i cover the sensor on the SID during the day, the lights go out. Is the sensor in...
  10. 2006 wagon trailer light wiring

    9-5 Workshop
    I recently installed a trailer hitch on my 2006 9-5 wagon and am now looking to install the wiring for some trailer lights. I've read the posts about the older 9-5's having the wiring harness in the rear hatch area, however, because mine is a later model, it didn't come with the 10 pin...
  11. Getting to the SID of a 2006-2009 9-5

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi all, I am trying to figure out the most efficient way of getting access to the SID of my 2007 9-5 so that I can tap a wire into it from my PAC SWI-RC steering wheel controls unit for my after market radio (Pioneer NEX). It's located behind the instrument panel. I'm wondering how big a job...
  12. SID fuel consumption Fail only shows ---

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello, I tryed to search for similar topic, but I could not find it so I'm hoping to find more info. After reseting CIM with Tech2, SID on average fuel consumption shows ---. I tryed to reset it for like 10 times on different speeds and different distances but it still does not show anything...
  13. Fixed it.. then Broke it.. What now?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey guys first time posting here, long time reader.. Have solved quite a few problems from here, and love to learn from trial and error but sometimes it just gets a little too old.. bare with me as I know these questions have been asked several times, if this post needs to be moved to a...
  14. Replacing SID1 in 2001 9-3

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I attempted to fix my SID1 (unreadable pixels) by swapping the old ribbon cable with a new one, but accidentally caused damage to where it connects on the circuit board. Not sure how to fix this (feel free to post your suggestions), so I am thinking about getting a new SID. So, if I got a newer...
  15. For Sale: 2002 Linear Wagon part out

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    Name: Jeffrey Taras Location - additional details: Brooiklyn, NY Means of contact: PM Price: Make offer Transmission Type (auto/manual): Manual Mileage (miles/kms): 130k Description: I'm selling a variety of used parts from my 2002 9-5 Linear wagon. I gave the car to charity, but before...
  16. How to change Radio AM from 9KHz to 10 KHz

    Audio, Video, Navigation & Security
    I have a 1998 Saab 900 SE. I need to change the AM waveband from 9 KHz (Japan) to 10 KHz (America) and to change the FM waveband too. It's possible? Thanks.
  17. Sid:checking!!!!!!!
    from the day i buy my 2003 SAAB 9-3 convertible on my Sid is riteing CHECKING, i took baterry out for 30 min after i put back the same thing, i check the fuses but they are good, why my sid says CHECKING?????
  18. Traction Control Failure + Stability Control Failure, Limited Gearbox Functionality..

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I've owned my 2006 SAAB 9-3 Combi Aero for a year this summer. About 1.5 months ago my battery died (it was 14 years old according to the date stickers that were on the battery :o). So I quickly replaced the battery & drove off to work. I didn't do anything special when replacing the battery...
  19. how to change language on SID

    9-5 Workshop
    recently i have my SID info been fix it with tech II i have the french but after having disconnected the battery it is now in english if one of you have the procedure to do's awesome
  20. SID and Audio Issues - 99 9-5

    9-5 Workshop
    I've looked around and have been unable to find a definitive answer. Hoping someone can point me in the right direction as I'm sure it's somewhere here on this forum. I have a 99 9-5 that I now use as a winter driver. I have owned it for about 10 years or so and have put on about 90,000 of it's...