Question about Saab 9 3
Please check the day code on the side of the battery. Battery is rated for 24/48/84 months.
It may should 12.8V to 13.6V but the capacity is decreasing.
Check your service record on when was the last time the battery was changed.
The correctway is to check the ACTUAL CCA and compare the CCA rating printed on the side of the battery.
To troubleshoot this you will need a DVM or a needle type meter that can measure up to 15 amps.
Turn engine off and disconnect the neg terminal and put the meter leads in series.
With the loads from computer,clock mem,radio mem,and alarm,. It should be below 250 ma
If you see over 750 ma or higher then you are really got a drain in the system.
Do not rule out the eletrical part of the ign. switch.
Check though these items and let me know is there any improvement.
I will check this poat later.
Posted on Jul 22, 2009
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