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Saab 9-5, Heating / Cooling, Sedan, Wagon
#16 of 36 Re: 1998 SAAB 9-5 heater problem [eurospecialist]
Jan 23, 2009 (12:29 pm)
I had the same problem with my 01 saab 9-5. There is a shaft on the heater box which is cracked, also a plastic lever which controls certain linkages which could be broken. Go to a saab dealer part's department and ask for the 'service bulletin' which addresses this problem. The bulletin explains what to inspect for and how to fix it. The cost if you do yourself is about $70.
#17 of 36 climate control ocasionaly blows fuses on start up
Feb 12, 2009 (11:33 am)
i have an 01 9-5 and when i start the car up and turn on the climate control it blows the fuse but ill replace it and the fuse wont blow out the rest of the day until i go and start it up again the nex
t day...any thoughts???
#18 of 36 Air not blowing!
Mar 14, 2009 (3:57 pm)
Ok so I fixed the blend door shaft on the heater box on my 99 Saab 9-5 it works. I'm still having trouble though no air is blowing out unless I'm driving at a descent speed even then it's not really coming out. I ran the ACC test and no codes came up is this my blower motor? Anyone have a suggestion?
#19 of 36 Messed up air conditioner
Apr 12, 2009 (2:35 am)
If you have a problem with cold air on one side and hot air on the other side this is a major defect in by the manufacturer and should be fix at SAAB's expense. No extended warranty will cover. We have to make a class action suit against SAAB if they do not take responsibility for defect in there manufacturing of of the 2000 9.5 SE model's air conditioning system.
#20 of 36 Re: 1998 SAAB 9-5 heater problem [joncragg]
Jan 24, 2010 (11:09 pm)
Got the same exact problem. Did you have this fixed and what was the solution and cost? Thanks in advance.
#21 of 36 Re: 1998 SAAB 9-5 heater problem [jonnyboy001]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jan 25, 2010 (9:35 am)
There are quite a few Technical Service Bulletins on this problem related to the air mixing damper shaft within the heating/AC system. The dealer should be able to readily call up all the instructions he needs to fix the problem. Looks like some little plasticky parts are involved and maybe an hour labor---at least just from looking at the instructions. So maybe couple hundred bucks?
Bulletin No.: 854-2577
Date: December 2006, 2000
Bulletin Number: 854-2578
Date: April 2006
Bulletin Number: 854-2411 utg. 2
Date: April 2006
Bulletin No.: 854-2461
Date: March 2004
Bulletin Nbr: 871-2322
Date: March 2002
#22 of 36 Re: climate control ocasionaly blows fuses on start up [manny78]
Mar 15, 2010 (11:28 pm)
Maybe a little late for you, but at least for someone else. I have the for-sure solution to the interior fan not working and the #22 40 amp fuse blowing all the time. This fuse is on the same circuit as the SAI (Secondary Air Induction) device. The SAI works with the Ox sensor at start up for only the first couple of minutes. I just figured this out. I removed this device (next to the battery - round, black, pump looking device that has two pipes and one electrical connector). Took the metal half off (don't mess with the plastic side). Looked inside at the motor. Wow, look at that, one of the wires (red) is touching one of the brush holders and is shorting it out through the insulation. Solution: cut this the slightest bit shorter and crimp another connector on there, boom done. You can also just disconnect this device all together if you like as it only effects the emissions in the first five minutes or so. This will probably help most people with a heater fan not working at all. Now to figure out why there's no hot air. Uuugh.
#23 of 36 9-5 Climate Control issue
Mar 18, 2010 (10:22 pm)
The fault came up with 1-08 left blend door problem which I have read here can be fixed with 2 parts. But nowhere have I read that its the rear where the hot air comes out in my car so I hope this fixes this issue ? At the moment I run the A/C on lo and get cold air everywhere including the rear of the console. Anyway I have ordered the sleeve and shaft and hope this will fix this issue any ideas or have I screwed up ?
Mar 26, 2010 (11:28 am)
I replaced the 40 AMP (which blew everytime I started the car and needed replaced) with a 40AMP circuit breaker. Its kinda bulky, but it fit easily in the fuse compartment. It would try to blow, but would reset. I had NO heat and after this fix.. I never had to mess with it again and I had heat all winter. Hope it works for you!!!
#25 of 36 Re: Air not blowing! [tron77]
Apr 13, 2010 (7:35 am)
I have the same issue and the error code that came up in mine was 1_19 ...did u ever end up finding a solution to this ? the air that comes through when driving I believe is RAM air ...