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Re: What I Did To My Saab Today.
« Reply #720 on: 22 October 2020, 10:55:17 PM »
The new keypad is with the Royal Mail!  Maybe tomorrow...
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Re: What I Did To My Saab Today.
« Reply #721 on: 24 October 2020, 07:41:04 PM »
OK, maybe Monday... :(

I got a £5 ELM wifi sender.  It seems to be OK on a brief trial.  I'm using it with an app called Carscanner.  With both cars getting older and showing the odd fault.  It seems a good Idea to have a code reader of some sort in each car.
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Re: What I Did To My Saab Today.
« Reply #722 on: 27 October 2020, 02:34:10 PM »
Finally. Some post...
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Re: What I Did To My Saab Today.
« Reply #723 on: 27 October 2020, 04:10:23 PM »
It lives!! :)

At least it turns on and looks OK when powered from the bench supply.  Far too wet to get in the car and try it in situ.
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Re: What I Did To My Saab Today.
« Reply #724 on: 29 October 2020, 11:26:17 PM »
Still raining in your part of the world, or is it fixed  ?
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Re: What I Did To My Saab Today.
« Reply #725 on: 30 October 2020, 09:43:09 AM »
Itís been raining for days down here.  Iíll probably have a look tomorrow. Busy today.
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Re: What I Did To My Saab Today.
« Reply #726 on: 01 November 2020, 08:57:58 PM »
The Tech2 is working OK.  There is a vertical stripe down the middle of the screen but it's on a different layer and doesn't affect the reading.
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Re: What I Did To My Saab Today.
« Reply #727 on: 03 November 2020, 08:29:58 AM »
Failed to start the 9-5. Turned over OK but nothing. Too wet to fart about this morning so jumped in the 'vert to get to work.

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Re: What I Did To My Saab Today.
« Reply #728 on: 18 November 2020, 10:07:05 PM »
Got an MOT on the diesel  :thumbsup:

It's always nice when the MOT man tells you the car is tidy underneath especially for its age, the engine runs sweet as a nut and emissions are really clean.

Needed a headlight bulb (failed at the MOT station I think) and I had to sort out a jammed centre belt. That was interesting.
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Re: What I Did To My Saab Today.
« Reply #729 on: 18 November 2020, 10:47:12 PM »
Centre belt is a common problem.  It really needs wedging in a slightly "undone" position, before you do anything like tilting or removing the backrest.

Hopefully I'll have an MOT on the 9-5 by Friday afternoon.
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Re: What I Did To My Saab Today.
« Reply #730 on: 19 November 2020, 12:50:43 PM »
We don't use the back seats much so the centre belt very rarely gets used. When I got the fail sheet I remembered that I had seen the problem a few months ago and not done anything about it.

It's not obvious what you need to do, but I found a youtube video which confirmed the plastic cover over the inertia mechanism is just a push fit. The inertia bit seems quite prone to becoming mispositioned

Oh, and because I removed the spring section, mine now has a little slack by design

That's all 3 done now

 
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Re: What I Did To My Saab Today.
« Reply #731 on: 19 November 2020, 07:47:40 PM »
Mine had a problem with the centre belt- it would wind too far in then become stuck. Solution- I bought seat belt studs (see below), and put a couple through it to stop it retracting too far.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/333512545058

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Re: What I Did To My Saab Today.
« Reply #732 on: 19 November 2020, 08:05:55 PM »
I think that's what initially happened to mine, there's a plastic insert in the webbing that can jam on a metal bar when  fully wound in
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Re: What I Did To My Saab Today.
« Reply #733 on: 28 November 2020, 09:31:22 PM »
I sold it!
Brought on by a number of factors but primarily because I wanted a better tow car, I've bought a VW toerag. After a lot of looking I finally found this one within my budget, which has a few options I really wanted; air suspension, factory towbar, sunroof and ergocomfort seats. There's only two or three options it doesn't have. I'm fairly chuffed with it. First diesel I've owned since my 1.5L AX back in 1999.

I'm sure I'll still pop my head round the door once in a while. But a huge thankyou to everyone for your help and advice. And when money allows, I'm planning to pick up a C900. Not sure when that will be but I live in hope  ;D


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Re: What I Did To My Saab Today.
« Reply #734 on: 28 November 2020, 09:56:54 PM »
Well, that seems a bit quick, but probably because I never actually saw your ad.

Toerags don't seem to bad, I have a mate with one of the earlier V10 ones, certainly picks her skirts up when needed

Hope to see you back here, maybe the new owner too ?
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