The engine won't start, when towing it home I noticed the indicators worked on the exterior of the car but not on the dash and after the ignition has been on for about 30 seconds the raditor fan comes on and only goes off after the key has been removed for about 1 minute
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Sounds like you might have blown a ring on a piston. and the black smoke is oil being burned...find out what the engine code is....but a blown ring usually requires an engine rebuild to fix. Hope this helps.....sorry about the bad news
does it light up like a christmas tree? I had a simliar problem last year on my 2000 9.5 aero. I beleive it was the tcs on, tcs off, emergency light, and 2 others, i forget now. After paying the saab dealer $800 to try and diagnose it, finally they came up with a faulty abs switch. Cost to replace was over 3k. I took it to my other mechanic and he found one in a junk yard for half the price. I had it replaced over a year now and it works fine.
Have them check out the ABS switch. I later found simliar info on the web of other saab dealers