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I have a 2006 saab 9-3 aero convertible
When I set the alarm my hazard don't flash nor does the red light on the dash flash to show its armed
I have tried setting it, sitting in the car jumping about, unlocking the door/boot using the key, and even jacked it up, but nothing happened, no alarm activation
I have checked every fuse possibly relating to the alarm, and almost thought it was inside the left wheel arch like on the 9-5s, I've searched Google trying to find answers but nothing
I am totally out of ideas on what to do now apart from totally pulling the car apart

Does anyone have any suggestions on what to look for or doing. Apart from taking it to a Saab specialist please

On another note my folding wing mirrors ain't folding anymore, nor does the wing mirror adjuster do anything. The left wing mirror is not warming up when it's cold. Most stuff I have checked apart from the motors in the doors, I've removed the door panel(S) and cleaned all the connections, I've checked the fuses, and done a soft reset by removing the battery for more than 10 minutes

Yet again and sorry but I once again need help ?
 

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I think the thing you are looking for is the power sounder and I think on those ( the saloon version) its behind one of the rear arch liners .
 

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I think the thing you are looking for is the power sounder and I think on those ( the saloon version) its behind one of the rear arch liners .
I have the convertible version would it still be behind the rear arches. I kinda read somewhere it's in the boot, and does it have them lithium batteries inside it
 

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Your problem has nothing to do with the siren module if the system is not being set in the first place.Forget lithium batteries thats an old Saab issue of different cars.

Was this working previously or has it been disabled with Tech2 for example?
Is everything turning off when you remove the ignition key and can you lock unlock with the key fob(not the hard key) .....if so its not your ignition switch.
Is you main car battery good? For sure? Get it load tested to eliminate.
A Tech2 session is needed to get further with this as I suspect that you either have an ISM (ignition switch module) or BCM (body control module) problem when combined with your other problems.
Probably worth posting over on Saabcentral also......
 

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When I lock the doors I have no hazard light confirmation, but when I open the doors I have hazard light confirmation. Plus putting the key into the ignition makes the red dash light flash a few times
Unlocking/locking with the key fob is know problem, and everything does turn off I have know problem with that
I have only had the car since August last year, I had a 2004 convertible before got into an accident insurance wrote it off.
I brought this car thinking the problems with it at the time were minor (plus I got it at a good price).
I was going to check a supposed module behind the glove box which apparently gets a lot of water ingress and just needs a clean which is meant to control the mirrors. I'll try and find someone with a tech 2 after I do a further few initial investigation bits.
Is there any readings I should look for using a meter I.e. resistance, impedance or voltage (apart from the normal 12vdc)
I've brought a Bluetooth car diagnostic thing which plugs into the obd port and I've downloaded the software to my phone, I'm still learning how to use it but with let the forum know anything further I find
Thanks for the info
 

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Hi again,
I just looked at a body control module which seems to be the fuse board in the glove box, and maybe has some water ingress. There are 2 small yellow relays could they be faulty somehow, do they control the door locking as well as the mirrors? If I replace it would I need to get it programmed to the car by a tech 2? Hopefully I'll find a simple fault when I take out the glove box
 

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Every SAAB owner should, With the vehicles aging owners MUST have a tech2 or access to one for troubles
I have a cheep clone and it works fantastic if you dont want to have a laptop to get security access get a clone and find someone to give you security access once for your car it should stay in the tech2 forever
Just a thought
 

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Every SAAB owner should, With the vehicles aging owners MUST have a tech2 or access to one for troubles
I have a cheep clone and it works fantastic if you dont want to have a laptop to get security access get a clone and find someone to give you security access once for your car it should stay in the tech2 forever
Just a thought
Thanks for that
 

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Hi, Guys I know it has been 2 months but I thought I would give an update on what I have done so far. I took all of your comments, and suggestions in testing and concluding what I believe I needed to do, I took the drivers door panel off, and cleaned all the connections with contact cleaner, and the finest grade paper I had, then put it all back together, plus I checked the BCM also cleaning all the connections, and reconnecting. It did make the smallest change i.e. had slight controls of the wing mirrors. I decided to make an executive decision which was not at this present moment and time finding someone with a tech 2, I ordered a DCM (fingers crossed of course) from a Saab breaker which stated he had a late 2006 Saab convertible breaking at that moment, and he would check the DCM to make sure it was ok.
I actually came into contact with this salvage breaker due to taking a picture of the back of my DCM, putting it on parts gateway, and 3 breakers contacting me stating it was not actually the correct part number for my DCM being a convertible, any after speaking to I ordered it, and this was him advising me to check the car with a Tech 2 first. Well it arrived 4 days ago and I fitted it today, well to my surprise it cured a few things, 1 the wing mirrors I now had full control folding, positioning, reverse pointing down, being able to sync all windows using the roof control, and acknowledgement of locking the doors by flashing the hazard lights WoooooooooW totally shocked. On 2 hunches which I have had with regards to my car they have paid off instead of Tech 2ing it
Now I only have a few things to sort even though I now have acknowledgement when locking the doors with the hazard lights the alarm is still not activating, I checked it by unlocking the passengers door with the key only which should activate the alarm, I am now thinking that it is the BCM which has most probably been changed which I cannot visually see to confirm, I know everyone will now be shouting Tech 2 time BUT I am thinking if I replace the BCM on my car with the Saab convertible late 2006 which is already programmed, maybe it will solve all my problems. If not I have finally hit a brick wall, and have to get checked out with a Tech 2
To be honest I have been busy working so much up until now I actually never had any time on my hands but now I have been told by my employer to isolate for 12 weeks, I have now waaaay to much time on my hands to get my precious Saab up to spec, including a remap taking it to 255BHP
If anyone has any ideas with regards to the alarm not activating please let me know, does the BCM also control the alarm
Plus on another note which I think I have mentioned, sometimes my automatic gearbox jumps into gear or when I am driving it seems to sometimes take a few seconds to go into 3rd gear making the car rev high due to having your foot on the accelerator. When the weather is a certain temperature cold or even raining my Saab drives perfectly I can kick down in gears and everything with not a problem at all with the gears, but if its a bit warmer or hot my gears play up. I am thinking it's the gearbox cooler not working/malfunctioned, or maybe the pipes blocked somehow, due to the auto gearbox only playing up when the weather is warm/hot I am thinking the gearbox oil is getting to hot. Does anyone have any thoughts on this, can a Tech 2 diagnose the gearbox? should I just replace it cause I have seen one for £185 UK
I have managed to keep costs to a minimum so far getting my Saab back to its former glory

Thanks to y'all giving me suggestions (thumbs)
 
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