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Any recommendations on companies that can do the ABS module repair are appreciated.
The companies I contacted from a basic search are saying they don't handle this module.
 

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I've only found one place that says they repair these modules: DAT Digital Auto Technology in Riverside, CA
No email listed on the website. Facebook page has not been updated in 8 years. Company is 11 years old.
I called the number. Answered and quoted a price of $250. Webpage claims 24 hour repair time.
Anyone have any experience with this company or some other one to do the repair?
 

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Why not try and locate a used one?
A used one requires that the old module be 'divorced' from the ECU and the new one be 'married' to the ECU. Having the original unit repaired avoids both of those steps. Also, a used unit will eventually suffer the same fate. A repaired unit should stay in working order for a longer period of time, in theory.
 

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You are correct in the above, except for the Divorcing part. Tho it would be easier getting a used one to avoid down time with the car.
Keep us updated on how you make out getting it rebuilt.
 

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A used one requires that the old module be 'divorced' from the ECU and the new one be 'married' to the ECU. Having the original unit repaired avoids both of those steps. Also, a used unit will eventually suffer the same fate. A repaired unit should stay in working order for a longer period of time, in theory.
I believe as long as it's the exact same model ABS controller, i.e. not a compatible but slightly different one from another year, it should not require being married to the ECU; I took my '08 9-3 Aero to a specialist because I thought the replacement would need to be married, but he said it didn't and my replacement has been working fine so far. Compare the model/serial numbers carefully.
 

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Is there an update on this? I am having the same symptoms on my '06 9-3 2.8T. I do have a new CPS and am attempting replacement today, but the bolts holding the rear cat are so rusted that I don't think I'll be able to do it by the book (WIS)

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I did... a couple times. The OP never posted if he did in fact get his ABS module repaired and if that solved the problem.

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Okay, so I'm still interested in how this turned our for the OP, but here's what I did. There were two V6 9-3s at the junk yard near me. A 2007 and a 2008. Since the Saab parts catalog lists the same ABS module for all V6 cars 2006-08, I figured that one of them would work, even if the new used module had to be married to my car. So today I pulled both ABS modules off of the JY cars. $60 out the door (with a new dash cupholder as well!). I installed one of them today, and the car fired right up. No symptoms of bad module (I had the same symptoms as the OP). I was shocked because most people seem to think that a new module has to be married for it to work at all, but this does not seem to be the case. Adding to my surprise, both ABS modules had different numbers on the labels, and neither matched my car. Anybody have any thoughts on this? I'll report back if it keeps working... or if it doesn't.

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If it's just preventing communication as long as the bus connects in a similar way it should work, at least to allow to run. These are also not necessarily serialized, so they're just supposed to work if the setup is the same.

Coding is often recommended since there are often some variance in mfg and setup that could be compatible but not without programming. I don't know if it is needed in this case, it might still be a good idea to cycle the pump while bleeding to get air out of it.
 

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I know some people will not like what i will say, but most modules are plug and play on this car for the average DIYr , that include ABS, fuses boxes, ACC, door modules and many others as long as the P/N and in some cases the car config is the same.
What u might encounter in future repairs is when u try to install a module that actually require ADD like ECM/TCM/CIM/BCM u will have to either do one of the following:
1. Disconnect the modules that were not added previously to allow security access to work.
2. Perform ADD to any previously non added module, if multiple modules not added exist then u have to disconnect them all then connect them one by one and perform add for each one.
Bare in mind u will need plenty of knowledge on the netwrok on whats necessary and whats not, and which modules must be added before others.
 

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Update:
I should have come back to this thread instead of starting a new one. I didn't.
It is not fixed. I have a newly repaired original ABS module installed and a tech2clone. Jumpering the wires on the ABS connector no longer starts the car or allows communication with ECUs.
 

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Update:
I should have come back to this thread instead of starting a new one. I didn't.
It is not fixed. I have a newly repaired original ABS module installed and a tech2clone. Jumpering the wires on the ABS connector no longer starts the car or allows communication with ECUs.
I had a similar issue and recently replaced the CPS. I’ll let you know if the issue is solved.
 

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Dan, what is the name of the salvage yard that sold you the ABS modules?
 

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Multimeter check on OBD2 connector:
Good / have
P01 0v or 5-7v /= .4~.5v fluctuates
P04 0v/ = 0.04v
P05 0v/ = 0.03v
P06 2.5-3.5v/ = 2.51v
P14 1.5-2.5v/ = 2.47v
P16 12+v/ = 12.02v
 

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I am trying to trace the green Pin1 wire to the CIM, but no luck so far.
Does anyone have any pictures of the CIM and how it's connector and wires go to the OBD2 connector?
 

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CIM pin 21 OBD pin 6
CIM pin 22 OBD pin 14
 
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I have 0.4 to 0.6 Ohms of resistance on pins 1, 6, 14 to CIM connector pins 19, 21, 22
It doesn't tell me what's wrong, but I guess it tells another thing that isn't broken.
 
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