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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Sounds like an ignition problem..
The Direct Ignition module in the turbo model can fail but is easily tested and replaced.
Remove turn the , Direct Ignition module put the spark plugs in the holes, ground each plug to the negative battery terminal by use of a wire about 2 feet long and stripped at each plug. Crank over the engine over watching the spark plugs. If there is a problem with the cassette, one of the plugs will have no spark or a very weak spark. Also, when you turn the ignition key off there should be a shower of sparks that runs all of the plugs simultaneously several times.
DANGER BE CAREFUL ! ! ! EXTREMELY HIGH VOLTAGE! There have been occasions when the Direct Ignition module would test ok when turned upside down but would fail when turned back over to install into the valve cover ?
Also: Oil leakage from the individual coils of the Direct Ignition module have also been a problem. Oil leaks can be identified by noting that there is oil surrounding spark plug hole.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Aug 07, 2008
Hi,If you press and hold the reset button on the SID unit the message will go out ,however it might come back on a few times so you may have to repeat this for a couple of days till it stays out.
Posted on Feb 01, 2009
To replace the headlamp on a Saab 9-3, open the hood. Behind the
headlamp there is a round black plastic cover; screw clockwise and pull
back; there is a metal clip holding headlamp in place (9003 i believe
is the halogen number). locate top of clip and move very slightly
clockwise; the top will pivot down on a hinge; release the wire harness
and pull out bulb. Retrace these steps to introduce the new bulb to
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Posted on Apr 28, 2009
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