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Saab 93 (2003) Battery Charging Problem

I had my battery replaced about 1 month ago at 77,000 miles. Just had another problem with car not starting and replaced alternator. Same problem within 1 week and they changed the starter. Just picked up tonight and have the same problem. Display panel says Battery Not Charging. Sometimes display also says Gearbox malfuntion or Stability Tracking not working. I am $1000 dollars into repairs and the problem isn't resolved. Any suggestions? Mileage currently at 105,000.

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  • fwb1 Jan 06, 2009

    Hi Lilly,
    I have the same prob. w/my 04 Saab 93 t. I just put a battery in it and same battery not charging and gearshift warning comes on now. Before new battery I could drive it but wouldn't start unless i jumped it after tuning it off. So appeared to run on alternator til battery was completely shot. Someone told me it was battery so I replaced it. i have no Saab dealer nearby and need help! Please!!!!!!!
    Thank you, Phillip

  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2009

    same exact thing...its terrible and time consuming

  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2009

    same problem


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SOURCE: Key Fob battery replacement

CR1632 is the battery you need for your key fob. A small paperclip inserted into the hole on the side of the fob with a bit of force will open the panel on the back. Make sure your car is closed and then you press unlock 5 times to synch it with your car again.

Posted on Sep 11, 2008

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SOURCE: 2003 Saab 9-3 won't start. Battery appears to be fine.

You could try tapping the starter and/or having it checked by a mechanic. If the vehicle is starting once in a while, have a mechanic check the Crank Shaft Position Sensor located on the Intake Manifold under an aluminum bracket. The wire to the sensor leads towards the throttle body. the connector at the throttle body is blue. This sensor is notorious for giving out gradually. If this is the problem, seriously replace it as the vehicle could die when driving (i've heard, but don't quote me on that). I owned a 2001 9-3 turbo and the same thing would happen until it no longer cranked. I replaced it when i researched the issue on the internet. The car turned on as soon as i replaced it 8) and did not have the same problem again.

Good luck!

Posted on Apr 09, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 SAAB 9-3 SE won't send signal to start

Is your SAAB automatic? If so, it is most likely the Neutral Safety Switch. I have had the same problem, it is very common in automatic Saab 9-3 models made in 1999-2002.

Posted on Jun 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Non starting engine, rapid clicking noise

Mike, From your description of the problem, and given that the car was, prior to this attempted start, working properly, it soinds like you are not getting enough power to your starter solenoid to fully engage, thus the click. Start by checking your connections at the battery, make sure they are clean and tight, I would suggest you disconnect and clean thououghly with a wire terminal brush. Water and baking soda will help dissipate the acid build up. You may then spray the connections with a contact spray, (from your local auto parts store), then reconnect. Also if you think the battery is weak, you could try a boost when you attempt to re-crank. Your connection at the solenoid should also be checked and cleaned, although the problem is likely at the battery. Remember, it takes a lot more amps to engage the starter and spin your engine, than to turn on the lights and blow your horn. If this works, you should have your charging system checked for output..usually free at advance or autozone. The corrosion at the terminals works both ways, not only can it keep your car from cranking, it can impede charging of your battery as well. Hope this is helpful.

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Saab 93 keys not working

i have the same problem.somitimes the locks do not open and other times they do.if if it dosen't i open the car door manually.when i put key in ignition, the
key does not turn. on the disply screen a sign appears reading "the key can not recieve/ accept. contact service. please please if you have a solution post it here.

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