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I just went to the dealer and confirmed that their 2005 9-3ss sedans do NOT have the motion detector built-in to the car alarm, like my 04 Aero with a build date of July 03.

In my car, with the windows down, reaching into the car will trigger the alarm if the car is locked. I tried this in the 05s, didn't work. Someone earlier confirmed this option was delected from the sedans sometime in the 04 build year. Just FYI.
 

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Well, I guess to make more money. 04 to 05 Aeros in the USA deleted:

OnStar (approx 900 retail)
6-Speed (approx 1000 to 1500 retail)
Motion Detector in alarm
Rear seat armrest tray/box
Pass side lumbar support

Put back pass side floor mat pegs (+$5?)

I guess a total delete of around $2000 retail to USA customers. Pricing went down about $300 from what I can see. Nav was offered, of course.
 

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All 04 and 05 folks can easily add back the locking gas cap feature on the 03s. I did, and cost around $30. I also added back the rear console ashtray, which really improves the looks and is easy to do.
 

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I'll never understand why automakers find it necessary to offer LESS car for a following model year. By the time the car has been in production for a year, one would figure things like the motion sensor for the alarm would be relativly simple and cheap for their supplier to manufacture (not to mention, I'm sure their supplier sells to more than just SAAB).

Un-Freaking-Beleivable.

FWIW, those with the motion sensor alarm, if you leave your dog in the car while you run into the store to grab something quick, you can turn your car off, remove the key, and hit "CUSTOMIZE" .. the alarm menu will appear right at the spot where you can disable the interior alarm. Amazing and convenient.
 

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mbodo said:
FWIW, those with the motion sensor alarm, if you leave your dog in the car while you run into the store to grab something quick, you can turn your car off, remove the key, and hit "CUSTOMIZE" .. the alarm menu will appear right at the spot where you can disable the interior alarm. Amazing and convenient.
I could have used that about a week ago. I was the DD for the night and one of my friends wanted to go pass out in the car. I put him in and locked the car... However, he kept setting the alarm of whenever he moved and I could hear it all the way inside! I ended up just leaving drivers door unlocked.
 

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I don't think this is right. My dealer confirmed that the '05's have the motion detector for North American vehicles. He emailed SAAB support to confirm.
 

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rdj92807 said:
All 04 and 05 folks can easily add back the locking gas cap feature on the 03s. I did, and cost around $30...
Can you tell me how? whats needed? That is one feature I liked about my old '93 9000Cse.
 

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Can you check the 05s to see if, on the customize SID, you have 2 alarm settings....full and doors only?
 

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Alarm Sensors

2004 Saab 93 Aero

Does anyone know if the anti-theft alarm system need to be download\activated on the 2004 models. My window sticker states that it has it buty when I tried to go into the settings (SID) to customize it first item listed is Clock\Alarm settings??
 

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Alarm sensor

Are you saying the '03 has this feature? Can anyone tell me how it works? Do you leave the windows down and lock the car and if someone reaches in the alarm goes off?
 

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Are you saying the '03 has this feature? Can anyone tell me how it works? Do you leave the windows down and lock the car and if someone reaches in the alarm goes off?
Sit in the back seat of your car, press the lock icon on your key fob, then move about the cabin.

Your neighbors will be instantly annoyed at the honking of your horn. It's just that simple!
 

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Sit in the back seat of your car, press the lock icon on your key fob, then move about the cabin.

Your neighbors will be instantly annoyed at the honking of your horn. It's just that simple!
Isn't there a 30 sec to 1 minute delay before that activates?
~D.J.~
 

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Isn't there a 30 sec to 1 minute delay before that activates?
~D.J.~
Not sure ..all I know is every time I run in to pickup chinese (and forget to deactivate the motion sensor) my JRT has set off the alarm.
 

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My 2003 Saab

I'm laughing at how fabergasted you 05 owners are by this. It's good to have all these features in mine that u guys do not have. For all the trouble this car is, it has everything I could ever want in a car sans a good sound system.
 

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Is this motion feature only on the Areo and only on the SS? I have a 04 Arc conv, and I would love this feature for when I park the car with the top down.
 

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I have the feature in my '03 Arc. I don't think it's in the convertible.
 
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