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I will try and play with a better radio tomorrow and see if I can get some harmonics to register.

Failing that, my plan is to take the keys with me to the Saabfest in Bury next weekend and see if there are any experts.  There may be some fundamental thing I'm doing wrong!! :o

The cassette player testdidn't work.  The player has a lid over the cassette, and when it's open everything is shut off. :(

However,  I found a really cheap plastic radio that came free with something.  I tried the 9-4 remote next to it and got a clear dull rattling sound coming through the earphones every time I pressed a button.

I had to change the tuning of the radio to a different weak station before the 9-5 existing remote would give an interference sound.  In this case it was a faint  whine each time I  pressed a button. But definitely caused by the remote.  Then I tried the new remote and got a similar sound, but  a biit louder, possibly due to the new battery.  So it seems to be transmitting.   But it still won't sync to the car.  All I can think of is that it's a 315 one.

Puzzling, unless I'm doing the marrying completely wrong.

I do still have a cassette recorder.  I'll give it a try later.  I have to get it out of the cupboard.

As far as I'm aware, the remote works on radio frequency, not infra red.  So I don't know if a camera will help.

In the meantime I couldn't get a 1632 battery in either Poundland or Wilkos.  I tried a couple of "We can mend/unlock your phone" shops.  The second one had some in a box. I bought them on the grounds of desperation, but they are an unknown Chinese make and could be quite old.  Then I found a nice new battery in the Watch Hospital.  Of course, the Watch Hospital is the nearest place to the carpark, I walked past it yesterday without thinking ::)

Sadly, the new proper CR1632 battery has made no difference. :(

As I read mine, it mirrors what I am finding.

I have two keys.  The original still works fine, so that's "1 remote and 1 transponder".  The new key only works in the ignition and starts the car, but won't lock the doors; so that's "0 remote and 1 transponder".  Added together that makes the message I see.  Therefore I'm seeing that the new remote is not synching with the car.  The frequency is not that of the immobiliser/transponder, it's the radio frequency of the remote.  There is 433 for the UK and Europe and 315 for USA/Canada/Japan/Korea, etc.  I can't remember it it's KHz or MHz, or something else!! :)

I don't think that the second scenario is what I have.  The other key works perfectly.  I'll try the smaller battery up close tomorrow and see what happens. A couple of proper batteries have been ordered on the internet for arrival early next week.

I tried searching the web for things like that but couldn't find that.  I think my search criteria are restricted a bit too much.  I'll have to go back to Google and give up the one that says that it doesn't track your searches.  It seems to favour Amazon sales above all else, whatever search terms you put in.

I'm beginning to suspect a faulty key.  Someone has suggested that Saab may have sent the transmitter for the USA 315 frequency instead of 433 for the UK.  There's no real ID on the chip.

No one had a CR1632.  So I fitted a CR1620 3v and bent the contacts up a bit. Battery is securely in place. Still nothing happening... :(

Classic Saab 9-5 (MY 1998-2010) / Re: Speaker repair
« on: 18 July 2019, 05:58:52 PM »
Ah! A man after my own heart.  I always take broken things to pieces to find out why.

Sometimes I take working things apart and they end up in the same condition!! :o

It's late night shopping tonight. And SWMBO will be going singing at the open mic night in the pub and I'm the chauffeur.  She will be going a bit early tonight... :)


I'll try a new battery.  I looked yesterday but CR1632 is no longer a size stocked locally by any of the supermarkets whic I searched yesterday evening. I may have to buy on line.  I kept a spare but I can't find it when I need it ::)

Classic Saab 9-5 (MY 1998-2010) / New key won't pair with the car.
« on: 18 July 2019, 01:57:32 PM »
I've got a new key for the 9-5.  SWMBO has lost hers...

The key has been paired to the car with Tech2 and it works.  The key turns and the car starts.

But I can't get the remote to synchronise.  The key battery is at 2.95v, so that should be OK.  WIS says to press the unlock button 4 or 5 times to synchronise.  I've done this.  Another part of WIS says press any button 4 or 5 times to synchronise.  I've done them all.  I've tried fast presses. I've tried slow presses.  Still no good.  As a last resort I paired the keys to the car again, but the situation is unchanged.

The original key is working as before, bith starting the car and as a remote.

The car shows "1 Remote, 2 Transpondr" on SID when I check.

Any help appreciated.

Probably not. But the seats only really need power as far as I can see.  The switches are on the seat.  If you get a memory seat and an electric passenger seat, the wiring is a bit more complex, but not seriously, as far as I can see. The control module is in the memory seat.

The heater seat is probably more difficult because the switching is in the panel on the dashboard and you need a new panel, and wiring.

And this is the connection point.  Just flip the cover off.  The connector is slightly narrower at the bottom, so you can't put it on incorrectly.

If you have trouble getting a connection, or some strange readings, have a look at the pins in the connector on the car.  they are fairly notorious.  The clips are not well seated and sometimes the pins get pushed back out of the connector instead of making a connection with the reader.  There are two screws that hold the connector in place.  It's fairly easy to get the connector out, bend the pin clips a bit and push them back into place.

All OK now..

It helps if you reconnect the purge valve electrics!! :roll:

Oh! Rats.

Been out for a test drive and all seems well, except for a slight smell of petrol.

That makes things difficult.  It might be a longer term problem, and not caused by the work that I've been doing because I lost my sense of smell and got some nasal spray from the doctor which has restored my sense of smell to some extent, but only in the last 48 hours...

It's not the fuel filter, that's completely dry.

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