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Saab 9-5, Sedan
#2118 of 2237 Re: ABS Control Module - New, Used, or Refurbished [jscottk]
Feb 05, 2007 (8:06 pm)
I can't speak for Saab's but I had a similar problem on my GMC Sierra. The ABS control module went out and the dealer wanted $700.00 for a new one and $700 to put it in. I decided to try and fix it myself.
1. The car ran fine without it.
2. I didn't have to deal with any brake lines. It was an electric only module so it was easy to remove.
3. I fixed it myself. One of the FET's inside of the control module went bad. I ordered a sample from the vendor and put it in. (The part was probably $2.50 but it was not available.) I put it back together and tested it out. Works great and the ABS light went out. Bottom line is your average TV repair man could have fixed it. I would go with the refurb. Mine has been working since 2002.
#2119 of 2237 Saab 95 trunk lid lights
Feb 11, 2007 (3:28 pm)
The break lights and turn signal lights work, they are not mounted on the trunk lid. The reverse lights and second set of brake lights on the trunk lid do not work. I replaced the bulbs. The only thing I have recently done is remove the fuse for the security system. This system was not working properly, alarm going off by itself. Any ideas on why the 4 bulbs on the trunk lid would not work?
#2120 of 2237 Re: Saab 95 trunk lid lights [tourney9000]
Feb 11, 2007 (6:05 pm)
Thanks Wendel - I'm going to follow your suggestion and have someone look at the module for shorts, as opposed to replacing the whole unit.
#2121 of 2237 I think my car has it out for me!
Mar 01, 2007 (8:16 pm)
I have recently took my car to get an oil change and the battery tested.. had that done, got the new battery/.put gas in it after two weeks( have been gone) and as soon as I started the car up .. the check ingine light started to blink and the car started to putter! what is wrong with this car>????taking it to the shop AGAIN.. for the six time in six months! I had a loose wire for the wipes, the crank ensor replaced, a box thingy, new tires, new brakes, and now this! will it ever end???
#2122 of 2237 Re: I think my car has it out for me! [kararowbury]
Mar 01, 2007 (10:48 pm)
As for the check engine light after a fill-up. A loose gas cap can cause this, oddly enough.
#2123 of 2237 Re: 2006 9-5 Spyshots [blckislandguy]
Mar 03, 2007 (5:17 pm)
Incidentally, while in ME we saw lots of older SAABs but the Official Maine State Car, the one that replaced the SAAB, is clearly the Suburu.
My observation, too. The Saabs tend to be pre-GM takeover and the appeal of the Subie are the full-time AWD, durability and availability. My brother in law, who owns a farm up there, once used a Subie as a field bomb to haul veggies from his fields to his roadside stand. He removed the rear of the roof with a saw. Lasted for years. But the State Car O' Maine is still the ancient American pickup with at least one fender a different color than the rest of the vehicle. In the seat are a couple of gents who will inexplicably stop in the road to peer at something in the distance.
#2124 of 2237 Re: Saab 95 trunk lid lights [tourney9000]
Mar 06, 2007 (2:35 pm)
New to the forum.
As far as I can tell, no one has posted a reply/suggested solution or cause to this query. I have the same issue. Could it be the switch?
If so, where is the switch located?
I have checked the fuse and the bulbs - both seem fine.
Any other ideas?
Mar 12, 2007 (7:19 pm)
First and formost looking at this .. I am wondering if anyone even reads this but me! oh well, Once again I have my baby back, she is well but a moody and unpredictable car if I ever had one... the di system went out and like most of us woman she is exspensive! lol... but i love her so I close my eyes and hand over the money to a man who knows my name but i dont know his I just know her can fix her and give her back to me after I have worn her out... ohhhhh wait, this is coming arcross all wrong! oh well, im a girl so I CAN WRITE IT.. besides who reads these anyways ..lol
#2127 of 2237 Re: Saab 95 trunk lid lights [tourney9000]
Mar 12, 2007 (7:24 pm)
It could be just a loose wire that is not connected .. like my wipers and then when i changed the battery my power seat started working... good figure, strange but true
hope that helps...