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From time to time, and more frequently recently, the radio, etc. stay on when the key is removed.  I've tracked it down to one of the two plastic latches not moving towards the hole when the key is removed.  Is this an electronic fault, or is it just an issue that can be fixed with a bit of silicone spray?

The latch is definitely temperamental, as on occasion, it sticks and the key can't be removed. Starting the car and turning off again, usually sorts this.

The Carlsson is now over 12 years old. First registered in April 2011.  The keys that came with it when we got it in 2014 fell apart soon afterwards and I got some new cases from eBay. Those still work OK, but when I pulled the key out to try the lock, it started to come apart.  So now I have some new genuine cases with the Saab logo on the side.  Obtained form the eBay shop "Saabtech Parts Europe" which used to work out of Saabtech Welwyn, but now seems to be independent and based in Harlow, following the demise of Saabtech.

My steering wheel vibrates and rattles quite fiercely at idle.  Idle speed is OK.  Steering wheel adjustment is tight.  The vibration stops once the engine speed rises.  The exhaust is booming on the motorway. I cant see anything touching the steering rack.  I was thinking engine mounts, butthey also look OK.  Any thoughts?

P1181 Long term fuel trim additive max value Air/Fuel too lean.

Engine is too hot to look for air leaks at the moment.  Anyone had this before?  Any other ideas?  I don't have the computer with WIS on it with me.  Just the code reader.

As I'm asthmatic, I avoid cutting grass.  So my wife does it.

Today she found the packet of jubilee clips that went missing :o

SWMBO came to collect me from the station this evening.  Apparently someone pulled out in front of her and she had to stop quickly. The Traction Control light has come on and shows that the system is turned off.

I have checked the dashboard settings and that shows the ESP is OFF, but it refuses all attempts to turn it on.  So I suspect a fault.

Any ideas?

Announcements & Events / Saabtechtalk will carry on!
« on: 08 June 2023, 10:20:07 PM »
Today we signed up to a new cheaper host.  It means that costs remain manageable.  There are a few admin tasks to carry out before we switch over, so it won't happen immediately.

However when the change occurs Saabtechtalk will be offline for a while. Hopefully not very long.  Before it happens, we will display a notice so that everyone knows that we will be back.

Costs have risen hugely this year. Donations have not matched to outgoings.  Also posts have diminished.

There are things to consider...

1. I have been financing STT since 2015.  It was manageable with the help of donations, which were greatly appreciated.  But, in the last year, the fees have doubled, and the hosting company has been taken over.  I don't think that the current costs are viable.

2. We could move to a cheaper hosting site, which would keep the costs more in line with the donations received, but the fewer active members and post make this less likely to cover costs.

3.  I am old, and I have  not been well recently.  We need to have someone prepared to take the whole thing over, either to run it or to act in an emergency, if I can no longer continue.

4. Or, in few of the scarcity of recent posts, we decide to call it a day and close the site after 11 years.

What do you all think?  Any volunteers?

Classic Saab 9-5 (MY 1998-2010) / Airbag light.
« on: 25 February 2023, 04:43:21 PM »
Today's trip to see the grandchildren was accompanied by the airbag light coming on with a "bing-bong".  It's not a standard airbag failure, the light came on and off regularly with a lot of bonging.  I suspect a weak connection somewhere.  So tomorrow will be a Tech2 session.

All the other cars (non-Saab) that have had an airbag warning light, it's been constant.  Light on, and stayed on.

Announcements & Events / Berkshire meet - Sunday next 19th Feb.
« on: 17 February 2023, 01:13:18 PM »
I've just heard that there's a Berks, Oxon, Hants meet at "The Packhorse" at Chazey Heath, RG4 7UG north of Reading on the way to Woodcote and Wallingford.

2pm onwards.

If the weather is good I may go down to this one.

Classic Saab 9-5 (MY 1998-2010) / 2006-on Resetting "Time for Service"
« on: 07 January 2023, 04:11:02 PM »
Here's a video of the "Time for Service" reset.

Video is for petrol - engine running and message showing.
For a diesel, hold the brake pedal down while the reset is in progress.

Announcements & Events / MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
« on: 24 December 2022, 10:34:22 PM »
A Merry Christmas to all!! :)

Announcements & Events / Lunch meet - Ace Cafe Sat 8th October 11am -4pm
« on: 22 September 2022, 11:33:42 AM »
Beds, Bucks, Herts Group have arranged a lunchtime meet at the Ace Cafe, North Circular Road, London. NW10 7UD

Saturday 8th October from 11am.

A few odd bits that are surplus to requirements after I removed the Saab Delphi/Grundig sat nav head unit.
Replaced it with a Pioneer unit that links with Apple CarPlay to the mobile phone.

All parts working before removal last week.

All available for collection -Watford area, Hertfordshire. Or posted.

A GPS sharkfin.  Some slight cracking if the rubber near the bottom. £25 posted to UK address.

A Saab UHP module for adding Bluetooth to a later 9-3 from around 2007.  £75 posted to UK.

A Brodit phone holder and mounting bracket. Fits to driver’s Side A-pillar. £22 posted to UK.

There is also the old satnav headunit.  It no longer works consistently. Well, mostly broken.  Free to collect.  I won’t post this. It’s a heavy lump.

Announcements & Events / Saab Meet and spares day. Sat 10th, Warwick.
« on: 03 September 2022, 11:21:24 AM »
Saab Owners Club Meet & Spares day at Hatton Country World, Dark Lane, Warwick.  This Saturday.  Open to all. Entry free to SOC members.

10.00am to 4.30pm

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