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right i bought a 1995 2.3 CDE Ecopower of ebay cheap.

its done 132000 miles and is an auto.

Obviously there is a risk buying a car from ebay but it was cheap enough and i hadnt really got a lot to loose.

it drives like a dream and the fuel consumption is absolutely stunning (depending on accuracy of computer)

a couple of niggly faults tho

1. The central locking works when it feels like it.

2. the abs light is on.

3 so is the srs light.

any ideas what could be causing these faults.

apart from the the car is very very smooth:D
 

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The SRS light can be due to a faulty/corroded sensor, or as simple as someone having taken the dash off at some point and then turned the ignition on. It's a dealer reset whatever and they can tell you the fault code so give you something to look at.

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ABS light is bound to be a wheel sensor somewhere.

Cheap and easy to replace, but same as the SRS, you may have to get the computer reset.
 

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fletberbill said:
thanks for the replies guys

any feelings on the central locking fault.
Sure. Something electrical isn't working properly! :D

Sorry, couldn't resist. It's not something I've ever had a problem with or had to look at but my guess is that the system is slaved off one of the door locks such as the drivers door so I'd start looking around there although it could be off the lock switch in the console, I really don't know. :)

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And whilst you're checking the door bits and bobs, it's worth replacing the reed switch 'door open sensors' as they tend to fail and indicate that a door is open all the time.
 

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just a quick update

I have spoken to the previous owner and he took the fuse out for the airbags so his young child could sit in the front. I have replaced the fuse and the light is still on, I presume something needs resetting?

the ABS light does go out occasionally and the ABS system works fine but not fine when the light comes on so again as stated in a previous post, possible sensor failure?
 

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try locking the boot manually, then open the whole car from the drivers door,but first check the fuse in the glove compartment,repeat the above a few times it cured me, as for the reed switch door open on the pictogram scenario ,you can disco it easy enough,but to replace it without stripping the locks off:nono; or is there an easier way ? i dont know and it seems im not alone;)
 

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Hi

Bought mine on eBay too ...brave souls aren't we???!


The ABS on mine was a wheel sensor as everyone here suggested. I don't know if this is available to you but one of the very best things I did was find a non-dealer SAAB specialist. He ran the computer over everything. Changed auto and engine oil, plugs and leads etc. He also did lots of fiddly work on idler arms, edu bulbs, power steering leakage ...i.e lots of things that I didn't notice or thought I'd leave till later. Changing the auto fluid was a revelation (car had done 105K) ... much smoother. When it came to parts he has lots of 9000's in various states in his yard and simply goes and gets what he needs as required. These are great cars ..not boy racer toys but great if you're on the highway and need some oomph for passing and very,very comfortable. As you say, the fuel consumption is an eye-opener, 8.5l per 100k (CSE 2.3 fpt)

Hope you enjoy yours as much as I'm enjoying mine.

Cheers, Michael
 
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