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2002 Saab 9.5 Griffin 3L Turbo. Alarm comes on, for no reason?

Been to the local Saab dealer, had the car for two days and can't fault it. They said they reset the computer. When we turn off the engine, the error, Check brake light appears, then within 5min the alarm sounds. Or the alarm sounds during the night or day for no reason. Any ideas, as its driving me crazy!

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I see your post was submitted some time ago but just in case you happen to check again or still have the problem. (Or for anyone who has a similar problem), The problem is most likely with the CID(CIM) module. This little PIA controls almost everything your car does...cruise, alarm, etc... Take it to your nearest Saab dealer and ask them to check it and see if it is functioning proeprly. Without the correct software (most regular garages just don't have as it is very expensive and Saab specific) it will be next to impossible to come up with anything more than an "educated guess" so that's my educated guess as to the root of your problem. Saabs are famous for "computer" failures especially in the years of 02-04 generally.

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Your alarm siren is the problem. You can replace the siren or have the Saab dealer program your car NOT to use it and remove it. When you turn off the ignition your SID will not display anything, unless the key in the ON or START position.

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