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Thread: 9-3 AIR CON PROBLEMS (09 9-3 stopped blowing chilled air)

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    Re: 09 9-3 stopped blowing chilled air

    have you checked the aircon relay ? in the engine bay fuse box

    not got any info at hand to whic relay it is as in work but will state in your manual .............if you remove it and put a link accross the corresponding terminals 30 and 87 of the relay holder in the fuse box ( if you look at the relay pins it will have numbers next to them)

    does this work ? when you start car and have aircon on

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    Re: 09 9-3 stopped blowing chilled air

    YES YES YES ! Kez you are the man jumpering
    Works ! Ice cold air thru vents :-) obviously duff
    Relay need to source one now
    Bolton lad living on the South Coast

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    Re: 09 9-3 stopped blowing chilled air

    Part ordered off the Internet, I had a choice of official Saab Part at 50 odd quid, plus postage, or OEM
    Part at 4.60p with free postage, guess which won. Can't believe the aircon is now working after all the
    Aggro and expense of last week. It's only through this forum ((you Kez)) that I managed to get it sorted. I have surfed the Internet dry for info on this since last Friday. NOWT ! That being said I am disappointed the guy that came out to replace the condenser didn't pick up on it, and basically left me with it. He has on his aircon blurb "fault diagnoses" well this is one he didn't diagnose I work in I.T. And if I don't
    Fix I don't get paid...still alls well that ends well
    Bolton lad living on the South Coast

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    Re: 09 9-3 stopped blowing chilled air

    o.k hope the relay sorts the problem and is most likely too ...............if after fitting you find the problem still exists come back and I will guide you further...........I don't understand why he was unable to diagnose this tbh

    in the mean time whilst you are waiting for the new relay there is another test you can carry out re switching of the relay and if this proves successful it is certain that the relay is at fault.............

    on the relay you will notice 2 other numbers 85 & 86 these are the coil of the relay that energise the relay from a switch which then switches over to make a circuit between 30 & 87

    to test the coil the use of a multimeter, 12v buzzer or test lamp will be needed, I will assume you are going to use a multimeter so set it to 12v dc correspond terminals 85 & 86 from the relay pins to the relay base, now insert one lead of the multimeter into terminal 85 and the other into terminal 86, start the car and cycle the aircon switch between on/off with the temp dials set to low..............the multimeter should show 0v or 12v

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    Re: 09 9-3 stopped blowing chilled air

    Cheers Kez I will borrow a meter from work tomorrow night and play under the bonnet. I will be back.
    Bolton lad living on the South Coast

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    Re: 09 9-3 stopped blowing chilled air

    have you left the link in from earlier ? if so and you want to use aircon in mean time as a tempory measure I would fit a fused link

    keep us posted on outcome tomorrow

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    Re: 09 9-3 stopped blowing chilled air

    It's people like Kez that keep this forum alive - nice job mukka!

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    Re: 09 9-3 stopped blowing chilled air

    Took the link out Kez after the test, and only used the "thinist of thin wire" it actually came out of a computer mouse :-) it wouldnt have taken any load.
    Bolton lad living on the South Coast

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    Re: 09 9-3 stopped blowing chilled air

    Good job Kez
    Former SAAB Driver

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    Re: 09 9-3 stopped blowing chilled air

    Update @ new relay didn't do the job Kez
    This may well turn out to be the definitive
    Aircon thread ! I didn't check with the meter
    But I suppose we have proved that would have
    Proved it wouldn't work with the new relay
    Next step Kez ?
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    Re: 09 9-3 stopped blowing chilled air

    ok you need to see what voltage you are getting between terminals 85 & 86 of the relay base..............with multimeter set to dc 12v put one probe in 85 and one in 86 have the car running temp set to cold auto on know switch the aircon of button to on off (does this button light when you press to off).....................let me know the voltage if any

    then probe 86 with the red lead of the multimeter and put the black probe on the battery earth..............what voltage do you get ??

    then set multimeter to continuity so that it buzzes when both probes are touched together (depending on multimeter you have you may have to move the red probe from the multimeter and put it in where it says 10A)...............once you have done this put one probe into 85 and the other to battery earth does it buzz? when you toggle aircon on/off button

    do this first then we can go on from here in meen time will get wiring diagram out .............suspect you have lost the switch wire to the coil tbh

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    Re: 09 9-3 stopped blowing chilled air

    just realised you got vert oh well not to worry lol just one more switching device to look at

    now you know why aircon man did a runner he is prob good at faultfinding basics on the aircon side but when it comes to vehicle electrical side he prob didn't have a clue lol

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    Re: 09 9-3 stopped blowing chilled air

    Sorry to hear this.

    After owning a car without aircon prior to my TTid I think the aircon is fantastic in my Saab....

    Love it

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    Re: 09 9-3 stopped blowing chilled air

    is the outside temp display showing the right temp..
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    Re: 09 9-3 stopped blowing chilled air

    Outside temp is correct yes, I will print your instructions, and reply after work tomorrow Kez.
    Bolton lad living on the South Coast

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