Ah, thank you for the remarkably fast response. I will read up on replenishing the batteries, and/or a Tech-2 disabling...Likely the batteries in the alarm module are failing. This is a common scenario - lots of instructions and whatnot on rebuild the module, or it can be disabled with Tech 2.
Again, tx for the reply. Will follow the battery replacement idea first. If that is a no go, then will drill down into the next level of repair, sending off, etc.I think "often" might be an overstatement. I have repaired about ten of them. While I always replace the caps (because I bought them in bulk from Digikey) only one of them required that repair. Mostly it's the batteries.
Right-o. But nothing beyond that? The car is used very periodically by an older person and am weighing the effort to get to a full repair (which may mean just batteries, or more) versus the annoying display and the perpetual re-re-re-re-reexplaining of why this was an easier solution, disabling. Will most certainly go for the full out make it work because the vehicle itself is in really good condition mechanically. And having had 9 Saabs to date, am all about keeping them up to snuff.If you remove it without deprogramming it, you will get a SID error on startup which is annoying.
Tx, that is what I was looking for. What else would be affected by disabling the device. Can do without a chirp. But if it affects the locking mechanism for instance, that would mean fix the whole thing. I am headed in that direction anyway.Nope, it doesn't do anything other than make noise, so feel free to can it. Be aware the door lock/unlock chirp comes from the box, so if you remove it, the car will not chirp.
It does... but if you're going to go to the trouble of opening it up (PITA!) and resealing it (PITA!) then you might as well take the 15 minutes and $15 to actually fix it.What about just clipping the connections to the siren and leaving the module in place? Does that work?
I didn't realize it was that cheap and easy. Sounds like a better solution. Do you have references for where to buy batteries and capacitors?It does... but if you're going to go to the trouble of opening it up (PITA!) and resealing it (PITA!) then you might as well take the 15 minutes and $15 to actually fix it.
No, you can not use any ng900 alarm parts, it is totally different.Hmmm.... sounds like it would be good to find a '99 in the junkyard, grab the box, and rebuild that one I assume the guts changed with the 9-3 update from NG900, but do you know if they used the same box? Could I use a 900 box if I found one?