I then charged the battery and found it wouldn't fully charge. It isn't hard and doesn't require any expensive equipment. Called aaa they could not turn the car on and the car battery was charged. You hold down the Saab logo and pull the end of the key fob so the actual key comes out. Here is a how to for checking it. It has happened numerous times.
I do believe I replaced the starter in error and that it was just a bad battery. Sad that this car was in such poor shape. Finally I need to get into trunk and found a plastic cap behind the rear seat head rest and depressed a switch that owned the trunk although it was to pull down the rear seat. While driving, without any warning the car engine stalls. The dear replaced the ignition, ignition switch, reprogrammed the key and installed the latest software. The video above shows you how to replace the battery in your 2004 Saab 9-3.
As the battery ages, it loses its ability to hold a full charge. Fixed the noise temporarily with wd40 and spraying the bushings. And the loud alarm noise when opening it with the cut key. Okay, maybe that's an exaggeration but it really is firm. When you reconnect the terminals, your radio presets are likely to be cleared out. A Saab does not have a hard starting engine, so there is hardly any need for anything special.
The stored energy can also be used when the car isn't running to power electrical accessories. Started smelling gas in the car, sometimes. While this information is specific to vehicle make, model, model year and body type, your personal information is not taken into consideration and could greatly alter the actual premium quoted by an insurer. Towed to the Saab dealer: Conclusion? Could take the key out of the ignition switch without the car being in park. When my battery was failing I had dim headlights and flashing displays that you described and the clicking noises also. Not the mention the excellent value.
Stopped for dinner came out and car did not turn on, light came on, engine light came on but nothing else - could not open trunk from the key fob thing or from the driver side door switch. It starts with one bulb failing and the warning message shows up on the display. Saab convertibles are high end luxury cars, but this one was low rent, broken down Sad Saab. Overall, fun car to drive with multiple small problems. The worst part of this was the reconnection I had to do everytime I got into the car.
Have a 2004 saab aero 9-3. A bit annoying but it's cheaper than replacing the whole unit. If its charging capacity drops too low, it may not hold enough power to start your vehicle. Hunting down the drain is not the problem. Check for this code in your owners manual - it will usually be either a sticker or small card in the booklet.
This is all done in the emergency shoulders, breakdown lanes, its also happened on the highway exit ramps. But Saab definitely didn't fail to make a solid and sporty 9-3 convertible. I have replaced it twice in just over a year and it has failed again. Have a 2004 9-3 2. My interior cabin fan isn't working and that was after it worked even with the car turned off.
The only way to restart the car is to disconnect the battery. It's unfortunate that they don't make these anymore. The circuit located in the rear of the car, which controls the rear light clusters including the top mounted brake light often fails. They either don't work or are always on even if the car is switched off and locked. Bench tests aren't always correct because the components aren't under a true load. Its probably not surprising because today every car maker is going mainstream and the only way to survive is to get bigger, which Saab failed to achieve. But the contact was uncertain of what parts were replaced.