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All,

New here to the forum, so first let me say Hello. Also thanks for all of the great info I have recieved from you all before I posted myself.

Now to my problem. I took the '03 93 in for detailing yesterday. In process of washing the carpets they decided to flood the inside of the vehicle with soap and suck the fluid out with a shop vac :eek:! When the car was returned to me, the audio system was dead and the onstar service is gone. Everything else seems to work fine, but flashing on the SID is the message "No Onstar". I don't care too much about onstar, but it seems to be intertwined with lots of the electronics in the car. All I really want is the Audio back.

I already checked the fuses and tried the onstar reset trick by unplugging the module in the trunk. If you all have any tips I would certainly appreciate it. If the problem persists I will have to take it to the dealer and have the detail shop pay for the repair, but I would rather not have to deal with the hastle.

Thanks in advance!
 

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Thanks for the reply. I just got up close and personal with the amp you are talking about underneath the seat. It's hard to see but inside there is a blinking red light. The strobe of this light coencides with the blinking message on the SID about no onstar. Just how extensive might this problem be? Amp only, or something more severe?

The car is no longer in warranty. It has 66k miles on it. I actually bought the car used from the same detail shop. They sell used cars and do detailing work. Can the amp be replaced by something aftermarket or will it have to be the GM/Saab part?
 

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Got the amp out.

Ctrlz,

You da man for giving me all of this input. I managed to acutally remove the amp. I barely got it out without removing the seat. I checked the harness and connections, those seemed pretty dry. I got a hair dryer and went to work on the amp it's self. I am sure I got that all dry as well. Plugged her back in, no luck. If I were a betting man, I would say that the fools who were detailing the car got soapy water directly into the unit it's self and fried the whole amp. The amp has holes in it for breathing it looks like. Judging from the amount of water around (also water inside the black box which controls the Airbags) the amp, I am sure they flooded it. :x

Whats the over/under on a new amp from the dealer? $500? Or is that too low?
 

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Dealers Quote

Just talked to the only Saab dealer in my state. Quote for a new amp $1000! Perhaps the prices have come down a bit. The parts guy suggested that since the car is out of warranty I contact a local car audio shop. The dealer apparently sends lots of their exotics to these guys for upgrades. He said they might to be able to find a work around for this car.

I called the detail shop about my conversation with the dealer. Told them the cost of a new amp 1k, they about shat their droors! :suprised;

Another comment to all who read. Apparently this problem is common for folks who accidentally leave thier windows down in a rain storm. Perhaps a little preemptive action is in order. All who have this amp under the driver seat create a cover for it so it dosen't get wet. Save you $$$$.
 
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