1997 saab convertible check gearbox light comes on and off
Sometimes the check gearbox light comes on and it goes into safety mode but if i turn the engine off and press and depress the alarm keyfob and turn the engine back on the light goes off(generally happens when cold) had it into saab and put onto computer and its showing no faults
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Check engine and check gearbox on an automatic...neutral safety switch is going out. First couple starts like that and it seems like it's in limp home mode...it is. A few more starts and it will reset itself. Mine did so reliably at the 5th restart until I changed it.
Get a used on if you can, they are not really rebuildable reliably. Pain to change, it's under the battery tray and miserable to get to.
the gearbox goes in limp mode if it detects any problem with either transmission or engine, if you have misfire in thengine,the transmission module might put it in limp home mode,have your car scanned for issues.
i have had that problem myself . i replaced the electrical part of the ignition switch and it solved those problems. should be done by experienced technician. not a simple job for beginner.you must remove center console and switch is under shifter assembly
You need a new neutral safety switch. The car does not know what gear it is in so it goes into safe mode and sets off in third gear. There about £150 new but i got one from the scrap yard for a fiver. There is a guide on one website that shows you how recondition the switch but can't remember which one.
Take it back to the Dealer........Their Problem not yours. It is possible that a plug was removed during the service and at some stage the ignition was switched on before the plug was reconnected , this would cause a check light and the computer would store this until the light was reset. Hope this helps.
You have a bad gearbox position sensor located on the transmission. When the transmission computer sees the fault in that sensor it goes into a protective mode in your car starts out in second gear that's why it is sluggish. This is a very common failure on that car. The heater issue is not related.
i would have it converted to a regular 5 speed not very hard to do and parts are reletivley inexpensive used, you will need a clutch pedal assembly and a gearbox out of a 96-01 saab 9-3 with all the clutch lines and then its a matter of changing out a few plugs to trick the comuter, there is a write up on this if you are interested will save you lots of headaches down the road -jeff