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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 馃檹
 

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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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