Question about 2004 Saab 9-3

1 Answer

Resetting average fuel economy

I have a SAAB 9-3 2.0t and would like to know if I can reset the average fuel useage shown on the computer. I assumed it would reset when I tanked up but this is not the case. Also the owners manual I have for this car is in French and would like to know if there is available on the internet a downloadable english version. Thanks

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

You only need to have the SID display the information (average fuel usage) and presse the CLEAR button for a few seconds (hold it) and it will reset to 0. When you start driving it will start avereging again. Any settins displayed with a stricked 0 can mean average and can be reset that way.


Posted on Aug 01, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Moved from va. altitude of 900 ft. to colorado. getting poor gas milage. does the dealer have to adjust anything to improve gas milage

6 Busted Fuel-Economy Myths To Save On Gas ' Bankrate ...
BankrateBut there are several long-held beliefs about fuel economy that can hinder .... real-world corporate averages (including manual trannies) average 30+mpg. .... The rpms even go up a little bit and I hear this ooooddinn everytime I change gears. ...seconds..the car responds instantly to the gas pedal (and is moving forward ...

Nov 24, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My saab 9 5 1.9D engine light on .. water in fuelcode but not having any problems with it..HAd it into Saab norway several times and they gave in without being able to fix it.. saab sweden have had it...

Take it back to Saab shop, have the put it on the lift and loosen the fuel tank drain plug a crack. Water will always lay on the bottom and it can be drained off from the plug on bottom. Otherwise, you have to have a syphon unit in system originally that pulls the water off the bottom. The latter is most likely. Just resetting the light out isn't removing the water. Makes sense Huh? Thing is, someone just isn't doing their job at Saab.

Jul 15, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

After resetting the computer, and 300 miles later, still get 5

Could be a bad oh tew sensirrrr, an air fuel metering device. A bad air fuel metering device can cause a vehicle to run too rich which means that it is dumping too much fuel which in tern is causing bad fuel economy okie dokie

Nov 02, 2012 | 1998 Chevrolet Metro

2 Answers

Hey, was wondering what the message center display symbols and what they mean, lost my manual

There are five trip computer displays which may be stepped through by pushing the MODE button. The information will appear in the following order:

D AVG ECON (Average Fuel Economy): This shows the average fuel economy since the last reset.

D INST ECON (Instantaneous Fuel Economy): This shows fuel economy for the most recent second of driving.

D RANGE (Trip Range): This shows the estimated distance that can be traveled with the remaining fuel. The fuel economy used to calculate range is based on the last few hours of driving. When in a low fuel condition, LO is displayed.

D FUEL USED (Trip Fuel Used): This shows the accumulated fuel used since the last reset.

D AVG SPEED (Average Speed): This shows the average speed since the last reset.

You can download a replacement Owner's Manual here: 2002 Chevrolet Impala Owner's Manual (PDF file from

Oct 05, 2010 | 2002 Chevrolet Impala

1 Answer

Flashing Idiot Lights

Check your owners book, its a comination push of reset and average buttons on the fuel display.

Jun 23, 2009 | 1991 Cadillac DeVille

3 Answers

Resetting oil indicator

if you still have the owners manual i would check there

Mar 20, 2009 | Saab 9 3 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

What dose the mfa button show

The MFA stands for in German "Multifunktionsanzeige" or Multi-Function Computer; which in a nutshell gives you information about the Temperature, Average Fuel-economy (changes with driving style), km's remaining with your current level of gas, and I am not sure if the Golf IV's show "real time fuel consumption" and I believe that on the Golf V's is also shows the Radio station. The buttons on the tip of the wiper control allow you switch through the various settings. Depending on the country the fuel economy will be shown in either l/100km or MPG. Hope this helps, if you have the cars manual then it should all be explained there.

Feb 26, 2009 | 1998 Volkswagen Golf

1 Answer

Average Fuel Economy on the Message Center is a great site, but its in miles and gallons. Just remember

1.6 km = 1 mile

3.6 liters = gallon

Jun 21, 2008 | 2007 Ford Fusion I4 SEL Sedan

Not finding what you are looking for?
2004 Saab 9-3 Logo

Related Topics:

487 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Saab Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22306 Answers


Level 3 Expert

77499 Answers


Level 2 Expert

166 Answers

Are you a Saab Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides