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Hello,

I am new to this forum as well as to the SAAB products. I have just purchased 9-5 Aero 2002 sedan. I would like to ask if anybody could recommend a technical manual that will allow me to replace front brake pads and, possibly, rotors by myself.

Thank you in advance.

Kidon
 

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Hi and welcome!

Have you done brake pads before? If so the 9-5's are just as easy ;)
 

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No, I have not.:confused: However, I am well encouraged by the repair prices that mechnics gave me: about $600...
 

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Chris, I have just noticed that you are from UK. I am sorry about what happened in London...
 

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Here we go!









Kidon said:
Chris, I have just noticed that you are from UK. I am sorry about what happened in London...
Thank you !
 

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Wow!:eek: Thank you, Chris! What kind of application is that? Unfortunately, it's rather hard for me to see the text on the screen shots.
 

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Sorry if I made them too small :(

Its Saabs Worskop Information Systems software, try searching for Saab WIS on the net and see what you can find ;)

Essentailly you should:

  • jack up and secure the car,
  • take the top off (or loosen) the brake fluid reservior
  • push the pads back, compressing the piston
  • remove the spring clip
  • remove the dust covers on the rear of the caliper to show the retaining bolts
  • remove these bolts
  • slide the caliper way from the disc
  • remove the pads
  • have a clean up
  • replace the pads
  • (use an anti sieze compound on the bits that touch the caliper and pistion - not the disc)
  • Swing the capiper back in line
  • replace the bolts
  • replace the dust cover
  • replace the spring
  • replace the wheel
  • do the other side
  • check brake fluid level and tighten the cap
  • depress the pedal a few times to ensure the pads are seated, and brake carefully for a few miles ;)
 

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Chris, thank you for your help! I will start working on it tomorrow.

Also, sorry for pushing it :cheesy: , but do you also happen to know how to get to the bulb that lights up the shifting categories (P, R, N, D, etc) not on the the dashboard, but next to the automatic shifter itself. I could have never imagined that such bulbs burn out, but I am a SAAB owner now, so I better get used to all kinds of issues... :cry:
 

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Yes, the panel next to selector should light up!
Should be just the bulb with a bit of luck!

Selector lever lighting
To remove

1. Remove the edging around the indication display.
2. Remove the indication display by carefully pressing in the catches.
3. Lift up the indication display.
4. Lift up the green colour band and remove the grey plastic strip.
5. Remove the lamp using pliers.

Fitting
1. Fit a new lamp.
2. Fit the grey plastic strip under the green band.
3. Fit the indication display.
4. Fit the edging around the indication display.
 

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Thank you, Chris! But... do you have pictures as well? I am not sure what is the "indication display." ;oops: May I ask if you are referring to that plastic cover that surrounds the selector?
 

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I think the indication display is the bit with the P R D 3 2 etc on it :confused:

 
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