Question about 2003 Saab 9-3
2003 saab 9-3 runs fine for a while then the cruise stops working and no power after stopping. i turn the engine off and back on and the car runs fine again for a while. i think it is a computer problem.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Sorry, the original Swedish version of the 9-3 had the bluetooth capability but GM removed it for cost reasons. GM has ruined Saab in many ways. There is no way to sync your phone with your 9-3.
Posted on Dec 21, 2008
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.
Posted on Apr 09, 2009
Saab's have very specific steps that you must follow when you change the batteries in your key fob. You might try these steps to re-sync your key fob to your security system....
If the battery has been changed outside the
car and the car is locked, proceed as follows:
1 Unlock the front left door with the traditional
key. If the car has a car alarm, this
will be tripped.
2 Open the door and insert the remote
control into the ignition switch. If the car
has a car alarm, this will be silenced.
The remote control and receiver unit are
Posted on Jan 13, 2010
SOURCE: I also have a 2004
There are two probable causes for this problem.
The first is the fan power relay is sticking in the closed position and drawing power even with the key off. When you disconnect the battery the relay resets itself and you are back to "normal" until you run the cycle over again.
You noted that your SAAB has manual climate controls. It still may be a good idea to check the BCM harness ground connections. BCM is the "Body Control Module". I do not have a wiring diagram available for your car so can offer no additional advice other than to say that millions of dlooars are spent in the USA every year due to dirty or loose ground connections on computer and module harnesses.
All the best.
Posted on Nov 21, 2010
SOURCE: I have 9-3 Saab Convertible
Does the top go up and down now? If it doesn't, then it could be the cause of the problem. If the top does not work, then it could be pulling too much power and blew the fuse. Check all of the fuses. I am sure that it is just a blown fuse.
Posted on Mar 10, 2011
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