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  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    Owner's Manual
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    ... car which contains some quick reference concerning safety issues. Make sure you keep this Reference Guide readily available for all occupants to review. Replacement and/or additional Reference Guides may be ordered from your Saab dealer.
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    1 Owner's Manual Saab 9-3 M2005 Safety Security 9-3 Convertible Instruments and controls Interior equipment Starting and driving Car care Customer Assistance and Information Technical data Index © Saab Automobile AB 2004 Service Readiness, Saab Automobile AB, Trollhättan, Sweden Printed in ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    ...the road ahead! Saab Automobile AB Saab Automobile AB does not accept liability for any damage caused by the ... This manual provides practical guidance on driving and caring for your Saab. The Saab 9-3 will be available with the following engine variants: • 2.0t 175 hp • 2.0 Turbo 210 hp Although ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    ... lights _____ 85 83 83 82 84 84 78 Clock _____ Profiler _____ Saab Information Display (SID) ___ 92 87 87 Cruise Control _____ 165 Direction indicators _____ 98 High/low beam control stalk 97 Replacing wiper blades ___ Washers and wipers_____ Washer fluid _____ 211 100 211 ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    ... bay_____ 198 252 Changing bulbs _____ Dipswitch _____ Direction indicators_____ Front lights _____ Headlight levelling (xenon) _ Headlight switches _____ Headlight washers _____ 213...Brake lights _____ 220 Changing bulbs _____ 213 Light switches _____ 96 Taillights _____ ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ... rearview mirror _____ Vanity mirror _____ Door mirrors_____ 135 130 134 Interior lighting: changing bulbs ___ Interior light switches _____ Sunroof _____ 225 129 126 Airbag _____ 29 ...Safety belts _____ 29 46 22 251 12 Fuses _____ 227 Glove box _____ Storage compartments____ ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    ...Brake fluid_____ 166 206 274 206 Alternator _____ Drive belt_____ Exhaust emission control __ Ignition system _____ Simple troubleshooting (A/C, ACC) _____ Spark plugs _____ Turbo gauge _____ 210 210 151 272 257 272 84 Changing a...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    ... injury. System to be serviced by qualified personnel only. For instructions consult dealer manual. The A/C system ... SP-10 alt. Saab oil 4759106 LEVEL INDICATOR INDICATEUR DE NIVEAU DARK...-FREE BATTERY-P/N 53 52 000 Saab Automobile AB 53 53 057... SANS ENTRETIEN-P/N 53 52 000 Saab Automobile AB 53 53 085...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ... jacked up. JACKING INSTRUCTION USA 1 Set parking brake and shift transmission to park. 2... SEAT BELTS and CHILD RESTRAINTS Contact a Saab dealer if a xenon headlight requires replacement...(1100 kg). Use on level firm ground only. Do not get under a vehicle that is supported only by a jack, use vehicle...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ... acid contains sulphuric acid Risk of explosive gas Hazard warning lights Rear window heating Coolant level Front fog lights Cabin fan Engine oil pressure Rear fog light ABS brakes Electronic Stability Program
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  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    Safety 11 Safety Safety belts _____ Seats _____ Head restraints _____ Child safety _____ Airbag_____ 12 17 21 22 29
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    ... lock. • In the event of a crash, a rear-seat passenger not wearing a safety belt will be thrown forward ... instrument panel will come on if the driver has not buckled up. In addition an audible signal ...The front seat passenger is reminded to buckle up by the Saab Information Display (SID). Use your ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ...far in on the shoulder as possible. • Check to ensure that the belt is not twisted or rubbing against any sharp edges. • There should not be any slack in the belt. Pull the belt tight - particularly ...age must always be seated in a child seat. Saab recommends the use of a child seat for children...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    ...the belt towards the shoulder to tighten the lap belt part. The belt must be as far in on the shoulder as possible. Belt height adjustment, Sport Sedan The belt guide on the door pillar for the front safety belts can be set at different heights. The...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    ... other components must be inspected by an authorized Saab dealer and replaced as necessary. Never make any ... repairs to the safety belt yourself. Visit an authorized Saab dealer for any necessary repairs. 15 ... should be placed low, across the hips and over the upper thighs. Sport Sedan: The front ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    16 Safety Safety belts, rear seat Safety belts rear seat, Convertible, see page 69 WARNING • Make sure that the belt does not become trapped when the backrest is folded down or raised (see page 140). • If cargo has to be placed on a seat, ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    ... comfortable driving position: • Height Sport Sedan - driver's seat Convertible - both seats • Legroom Sport... seats • Backrest rake angle Sport Sedan - both seats Convertible - both seats • Lumbar support...and 116. Height adjustment Sport Sedan, driver's seat Convertible, both front seats ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    ... a rear-end crash. To find the most comfortable position, turn the knob to provide stepless adjustment of the backrest. Lumbar support, Sport Sedan Adjust the firmness of the lumbar support by turning the knob. WARNING Check that the seat is locked in ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    ... when adjusting it. • Bear in mind that children can be injured if they play with the electricallyoperated seats. • Always remove the remote control when you leave the car to prevent personal injury caused by the electrically adjustable seats, for example, due to children playing. Electrically ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    ... rake angle Adjusting the lumbar support Driver’s seat in Sport Sedan Memory function buttons ... support, driver’s seat Adjust the firmness of the lumbar support by turning the knob. Memory function (option)...s seat can always be adjusted, whether or not a front door is open and irrespective ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    ... mirror can be angled down, refer to page 134. 21 Head restraints Sport Sedan Head restraint, Convertible, see page 68. WARNING • ... the head restraints in the seats that are occupied. The front seats are equipped with Saab Active Head Restraints (SAHRs). These are designed to ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    ...hurt themselves or others. • At gas stations, take the remote control out of the car while filling the tank. •... trapped in the trunk of your car • Teach children not to play in or around cars. • Watch children when ... and trunk of your car, and keep the keys out of children´s sight and reach. ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    ...be appropriate for the size of the child. Always consult your Saab dealer before fitting a child seat, child...). Use a child seat approved for the weight of the child. Saab recommends the use of a booster seat for children up .... If you have any questions regarding LATCH please contact your Saab dealer.
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    24 Safety Lower anchorages (ISOFIX) in the rear seat, Sport Sedan Lower anchorages (ISOFIX) in the rear seat, Convertible
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    ...5 Connect the restraint attachment arms to the anchorages 3 in illustration. 6 Follow the child restraint instructions to confirm that both restraint attachment arms are properly attached to ... to the in-car anchorage and tighten according to the restraint instructions, see page 26 and 27. 8 Pull the ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    26 Safety Child tether anchorages for forward facing child seats Sport Sedan Convertible, see page 27 WARNING Child top tether anchorages... have any questions regarding child anchorages please contact your Saab dealer. Child tether anchorages in parcel shelf, Sport Sedan The car is provided with ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    ... tether anchorages for forward facing child seats Convertible 27 WARNING Child top tether ... child anchorages please contact your Saab dealer. The car is provided with two top ... belts as described in the child restraint installation instruction. Attach the tether to the anchorage. Tighten the tether ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    ... for correct locking function by pulling on the belt. The belt must not unreel. The safety belt locking function will be deactivated ... rear places. Make sure that it is possible to fit it in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. When fitting child restraints in cars you must always read ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ... length of headlining (from front to rear roof pillars) (Sport Sedan only) • Safety belt pretensioners for ..., inflatable curtains (Sport Sedan) and roll over bars (Convertible). Which airbag ... lamp on the main instrument panel will come on and the Saab Information Display (SID) will display: Airbag ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ... airbags are triggered by violent front-end crashes. They are not activated by minor front-end impacts, if the ... a passenger airbag. Both front airbags inflated Note: Impact sensors react differently depending on whether or not the front safety belts on the driver's and passenger sides are used. ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ... curtain (Sport Sedan only) Sensors in front bumper Sensor, side-impact protection Sensor, side-impact protection (Sport Sedan only) Electronic control module and central sensor (SDM) Accessories and other equipment must not be fitted to ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ...been started or comes on while you are driving, have the car checked immediately by an authorized Saab dealer. The warning light could signify that the airbags may not inflate in a crash, or they could even inflate without a crash. See page 81....
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ... cause leg injuries in the event of a crash. Moment of impact. WARNING Sensors detect a deceleration and send a signal via the control module to a ... The airbag systems are interconnected and have a common warning light . The passenger airbag module is housed in the fascia above the ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ... the seat seam, in the area of the side airbag must be repaired immediately by an authorized Saab dealer. Head protection The pillar trim and headlining (not Convertible soft top) are designed to absorb energy, softening possible blows to the head. ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    Safety 35 Inflatable curtains, Sport Sedan WARNING • Do not sit with your head resting against the side window. The inflatable curtain is ... inflatable curtain in the event of a crash. Inflated side airbag and inflatable curtain, Sport Sedan Inflated side airbag with head protection, Convertible
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ... steering wheel and passenger airbags), the inflatable curtains will also be deployed. Inflated inflatable curtain, sport Sedan Prohibited seating position For optimal protection, do not sit too close to the door. Bear this in mind, ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ... stays on after you start your vehicle, it means the airbag system may not be working properly. See page 81. • The airbags in your .... A new system will include airbag modules and possibly other parts. The service manual for your vehicle covers the need to replace other parts. • Your vehicle is ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ...work on your airbag system. Improper service can mean that your airbag system will not work properly. See your dealer for service. Notice: If you damage the ... on the ceiling near the side windows, the bag may not work properly. You may have to replace the airbag module in the steering ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ... accessory pedal extensions are available through your Saab dealer. Airbags inflate extremely rapidly ...only be activated once in the same incident. Do not attempt to drive the car after an airbag ... drift or a hedge) or a solid object at a low impact speed, the airbag will not necessarily be triggered....
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    40 Safety What should I do if the AIR-BAG warning light comes on? If the warning light is on, it means that a fault has been detected in the system. The airbag cannot be .... You should therefore take the car to an authorized Saab dealer as soon as possible. Are the dust and fumes given ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    Security 41 Security Doors _____ Central locking _____ Car alarm _____ 42 42 50
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ...the door by lifting the door handle. The following message appears on the Saab Information Display (SID) if a door is not closed (text displayed first when ... should be obtained as soon as possible. Contact your Saab dealer. When a new key is programmed into the car, the lost key...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ... functions 43 NOTICE The remote control contains delicate electronics. • Do not expose it to water. •...is enabled. Remote control 1 2 3 4 Locks car Unlocks car and turns on cabin lighting Unlocks and... exterior and cabin lighting. Activates panic function Panic alarm (activates alarm manually), ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ... to confirm. If a fault arises in the locking system, the Saab Information Display (SID) will display: Lock system failure. Contact Saab dealer. Saab Information Display (SID), see page 87. ... the trunk lid locked (Convertible: also fuel filler door). The hazard warning lights will flash once to...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ...the doors. 2 Lock the front left door from outside with the traditional key (see page 44). The car is now locked but the ... when the button on the remote control or on the inside of the driver's door is pressed once. The hazard warning lights will flash three times to confirm. Closing The trunk lid ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ... with child safety locks that are activated by means of a catch next to the door latch. Insert a screwdriver or the traditional key (enclosed in the remote control) and turn it 45° in the direction shown on the label on the door. When the child ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ...system functions Certain lock system functions can be reprogrammed at a Saab dealer (see page 280). NOTICE The trunk release handle was not designed to... seconds after the ignition switch has been turned to the ON position. 3 The Saab Information Display (SID) will now display the...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ... type: For optimum performance in all temperatures and good service life, Saab recommends the use of a Sony or Panasonic CR2032, 3V lithium ... of the remote control battery drops below a certain level, the Saab Information Display (SID) will display: Remote control battery low. Replace battery. Change...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ...the LED will not flash for 3 s) and it will not be possible to start the car. If the immobilizer system malfunctions, the Saab Information Display (SID) displays: Immobilizer failure. Try starting again. Contact Saab dealer. Change the battery and fit together the two halves...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ... of the remote control, the following message will appear on the SID: Key not accepted. Contact Saab dealer. Visit a Saab dealer to have the problem checked and rectified.... lid are closed. If the signal persists, contact a Saab dealer to have the problem checked and rectified. Locking the ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ... the locking system work. If the alarm has been tripped since the car was last locked, the Saab Information Display (SID) will display: Alarm has been triggered... armed. If a fault arises in the car alarm system, the Saab Information Display (SID) will display: Theft protection failure....
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ...the button on the key is pressed by mistake when the car is still within its range. • When locking the car by remote control in ...off lights and horn. Unlocks car. Turns off lights and horn. Car remains locked.... and cabin lighting. Car remains locked. If sitting in the car: Turn the remote control to...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ... when the SID displays: Remote control battery low. Replace battery. See Changing the key battery, page 48. Remote control Remote control battery...car alarm functions and indications can be reprogrammed. Contact a Saab dealer for details of the possibilities and refer to page ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... not armed LED signal Illuminates for 11 s. Flashes once every 3 s. Extinguishes. Off. SID message Key not accepted. Contact Saab dealer. Remote control battery low. Replace battery. 2: standard key Key No: 1 Alarm has been triggered since being ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ... 55 9-3 Convertible Advice on soft top operation _____ Operating the soft top __ Raising the soft top manually _____ SID warnings and messages ... _____ Safety belts, rear seat, Convertible _____ 56 57 62 65 ...___ Electric windows _____ Interior lighting _____ Unlocking the trunk lid manually _____...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    56 9-3 Convertible • Roof racks and ski holders must not be mounted on the soft top. • On no... This applies to car washes that use mechanical feelers bearing against the body. Saab advises against washing the Convertible in an automatic car wash. • After rain or washing the car, allow the soft ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    9-3 Convertible 57 Operating the soft top WARNING • Do not touch the hinges or struts of the soft top during opening due to the pinch ... This speed can be programmed (0-20 mph/0-30 km/h) at a Saab dealer. The movement of the car and force of the wind can seriously damage the...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    58 9-3 Convertible Remote opening (option) You can fold the soft top when outside the car by ... for the soft top to be folded: • Vehicle speed must not exceed 20 mph (30 km/h). • Battery ... will be shown on the SID. Refer to page 65. Do not press any of the buttons on the same section of the ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    9-3 Convertible 59 1 Rear window raised. Soft top storage in luggage compartment lowered. 2 The soft top cover is opened. 3 Soft top folded. 4 The soft top cover is closed. a 7.2 ft (2.2 m) b 2" (5 cm)
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    60 9-3 Convertible securely to the upper edge of the windshield. If you hold the button pressed up after the chime, all the windows will...a malfunction a text message will be shown on the SID. Refer to page 65. Do not press any of the buttons on the same section of the instrument panel as the soft ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    9-3 Convertible 61 1 The soft top cover is opened. 2 The soft top is raised. 3 The soft top cover is closed. 4 The rear window is lowered. a 7.2 ft (2.2 m) b 2" (5 cm
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    62 9-3 Convertible Raising the soft top manually WARNING Only raise the soft top manually in an emergency (e.g. due to an electrical fault). Do not touch the soft top button on ... the soft top mechanism. Do not fold the soft top having closed it manually. This can damage the soft ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    9-3 Convertible 63 Soft top cover opened Manual closing started Soft top pulled towards windshield 4 Close the trunk lid fully as...and backward. 6 Tip forward the front seat backrests. WARNING • Do not touch the hinges and struts of the soft top during raising. •...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    64 9-3 Convertible Soft top locked to windshield rail Closing the soft top cover Rear window ... lock the soft top to the windshield rail. Use the lug wrench and the Allen key. Turn roughly 1/4 turn ... soft top cover. The soft top system must be checked and rectified without delay at a Saab dealer.
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ...Move goods away from top storage area. Soft top may be damaged if operated at low temperature. Only manual operation possible. Contact Saab dealer. Soft top cover not locked. Try again. This message appears if the soft top is operated Wait...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    66 9-3 Convertible Battery low. Soft top obstructed. Clear obstacles and try again. Open/close soft top ... lid. The voltage of the car battery is too low to allow soft top operation. Driver seat unlocked. The backrest is not locked. Raise the backrest fully to locked position, see page 67. Raise ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    9-3 Convertible 67 "Easy entry" WARNING • Always check that the backrest locks properly when returned to normal position. • Check .... "Easy entry" function. Illustration shows an electrically adjustable seat (option) Manually adjusted passenger seats 1 Raise the handle by the head restraint on ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    68 9-3 Convertible Head restraints WARNING • Adjust the head restraint so that the head is optimally supported and the center of the ... • Raise the head restraints in the seats that are occupied. The front seats are equipped with Saab Active Head Restraints (SAHRs). These are designed to reduce ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    9-3 Convertible 69 Safety belts, rear seat, Convertible The two rear seats have three-point ..., cleaning, etc. Safety belts, rear seat, Convertible WARNING • If cargo has to be placed on a... which could cause personal injury. • Check that the belt is not twisted or lying against sharp edges. •...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    70 9-3 Convertible • Rollover Pop Up Bars deploy with great force, and you could be injured.... If they deploy, take your vehicle to your Saab dealer immediately to have the Rollover Pop Up Bars ... the safety belts. They are designed to work with safety belts but do not replace them. Rollover Pop-up ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    9-3 Convertible 71 Electric windows WARNING Bear in mind the pinch hazard when closing the side windows. May cause serious ...a child, has their head, hands or fingers in the window openings, before raising the window. • Do not stick any part of the body or the head out through an open window while...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    .... If calibration fails twice in a row, have the car checked and rectified at a Saab dealer. Interior lighting ... the ignition switch is turned to position ON or when the car is locked with the remote control. Front interior lighting - Convertible 1 Left-hand reading light 2 Cabin light 3 Right-hand ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ... If the trunk lid is not unlocked by the central locking system, it can be unlocked manually. 1 Take the traditional key out of the ...card or similar so as not to damage the paintwork. 3 Unlock the trunk lid using the traditional key. Contact a Saab dealer to have the central locking system checked. ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    74 9-3 Convertible Manually opening the fuel filler door Convertible If the fuel filler door, ... and press them out of their key hole slots. Contact a Saab dealer to have the central locking system..., but lie it on its narrow side (see illustration). Manually opening the fuel filler door, Convertible
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    9-3 Convertible Spoiler on trunklid WARNING 75 Some models have a spoiler on the trunklid. Avoid getting fingers and ...CargoWing (accessory) NOTICE If play arises in any part of the CargoWing, contact a Saab workshop immediately to have this corrected. If such play is not eliminated, the CargoWing ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 78
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  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ...and controls 77 Instruments and controls Warning and indicator lights _____ Instruments _____ Information display, main instrument panel _ Saab Information Display (SID)_____ Switches _____ Wipers and washers ____ Manual climate-control system_____ Automatic climatecontrol system ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ... and controls Main instrument panel (Arc panel shown) Warning and indicator lights The... antilock brake system. The following message is shown on the Saab Information Display (SID): Antilock brake malfunction. Contact Saab dealer. The brake system will continue to function but without ABS modulation...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ... to have your car serviced at an authorized Saab dealer as soon as possible. Continued driving without this problem being corrected might cause serious further...damage. The following message is shown on the Saab Information Display (SID): Oil pressure low. Make a safe stop. Turn ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ... caution, to the nearest Saab dealer to have the brake system checked. The brake system provides Electronic Brakeforce ... fluid level is too low (see page 206). The following message is shown on the Saab Information Display...(SID): Brake fluid level low. Make a safe stop. Contact Saab dealer. Front fog...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ... in the airbag system. The following message is shown on the Saab Information Display (SID): Airbag malfunction. Contact Saab dealer. Indicator, fuel This light comes on when there is less than about 2.5 gallons ... not apply the parking brake while the car is moving. • If the airbag readiness light...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ... light indicator This light indicates that the headlights or parking lights are on. Cruise control indicator light This light comes on when the system is engaged. ... panel The warning and indicator lights shown above should come on when the ignition switch is turned to ON. They should go out after ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ...reset button is positioned immediately to the left of the speedometer. 83 Cars with manual transmission • Ignition ON: Press once - resets the trip meter.... meter. Press twice - resets the trip meter. Cars with automatic transmission Speedometer Odometer and trip meter The odometer records ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ... coolant and steam to be released. Failure to heed this warning may result in personal injury. Turbo gauge The turbo gauge indicates the air volume used for combustion, which is equivalent to the engine load. At low loads and when the engine is used for ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    Instruments and controls If the needle repeatedly enters the red zone and the engine at...limiting the boost pressure, you should contact a Saab dealer as soon as possible. When the speed of the car ...10 litre) of fuel is left in the tank, a warning light on the main instrument panel comes on. Refueling,...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    86 Instruments and controls TCS or ESP indicator This symbol lights up when the system ... adopted (see pages 169/ 171). This symbol lights up when the system is disengaged using the ESP ... This symbol comes on when a message or warning is displayed on the Saab Information Display (SID). Gear selector ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ...Information Display (SID): Traction control failure. Contact Saab dealer. or Stability control failure. Contact Saab dealer. If so, have the system checked at a Saab dealer. See also Traction Control ... page 169 and Electronic Stability Program (ESP) on page 171. 87 Saab Information Display ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    88 Instruments and controls Climate System, page 117. Rear Defroster Heated Seats Fan Settings Air Distribution A/C Mode Dual/Single Zone ... 94. Language Unit Speed Scale Illum. Service Info SID contains the following functions: ... Alarm 08:30 Rain Sensor, page 101. High Medium Low Trip computer ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ...Dist (preset to 100 miles (100 km) if not previously set) • Speed Ø • Arriv 2 Press and ...the INFO dial until given audible confirmation. 3 Turn the INFO dial to change the value. (Press CLEAR ...26 and 38°F (-3 and +3°C). If the temperature sensor, located under the front bumper, is covered by ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    90 Instruments and controls Calculating the arrival time (When will I arrive if I know how far I have to drive?) This function should be ... Ø function. 2 Press and hold the INFO dial until given audible confirmation. 3 Turn the INFO dial to set the estimated average speed. 4 Press the INFO dial to ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ... dial to set the month. 6 Press the INFO dial. 7 Turn the INFO dial to set the day. 8 Confirm the ..., only the speedometer will be illuminated. All other instrument lighting will be switched off and the needles drop to zero. Note: All indicator and warning lights and messages will operate normally if ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ... the time, year, month and day. Manual setting: 1 Turn the INFO dial to change the value. 2 ... contains this information. This may vary between different radio stations and different countries. Clock / ... 2003 Month Dec Day 1 Mon When the remote control is not in the ignition switch, you can illuminate ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ... Alarm 08:30: In order to use this function, the car's radio must be tuned to a FM station known to transmit a time signal. Saab has no control over the level of RBDS information, or the content, being transmitted by radio stations. Set the year, month and day ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ... German Italian Spanish Swedish Unit Metric Imperial US Speed Scale Illum. 0-160 mph 0-90 mph Service Info Service Data Oil quality: xxx %. xxxx days to service. Service Type Time for service. Time for intermediate service. Time for main and intermediate service...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ... of the speedometer to be illuminated in NIGHTPANEL mode. Service Info Service Data: The approximate condition of the oil is shown here. 100% is equivalent to new engine oil. Service Type: The type of service that is required is shown here. Reset Service Ind.: The ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ... in the engine bay fuse box (see page 232). A fault in the system will produce the following message on the Saab Information Display (SID): Headlight levelling malfunction. Contact ... with the front fog lights (see page 98). Light switches Headlights Low beam headlights are turned on ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ...A delay function allows the low beam headlights and back-up lights to remain on for about 30 seconds... way towards the steering wheel. The low beam headlights and reversing lights will come on and remain... beam Adjusting instrument illumination Instrument lighting High/low beam To switch between high ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    98 Instruments and controls Front fog light switch Rear fog light switch Turn signal... lights will have to be switched back on manually by pressing the fog light switch. If the engine is restarted ... next started, the rear fog light will have to be switched back on manually by pressing the rear fog ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ...), place the triangle/flare even further back. 99 Hazard warning light switch Back-Up Hazard warning lights The button for the ... when reverse gear is engaged or selected with the ignition switched on. Button for accessory, Sport Sedan This button can be used for accessories, such as extra lights.
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ...if they are still active. Wipers and washers Windshield wipers Position 1 is a spring-loaded ...home position when the ignition is turned off. To leave the wipers positioned vertically on the windshield, proceed as follows... sweep Intermittent wiping Low speed High speed Windshield and headlight washing...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    Instruments and controls Rain sensor (option) 101 WARNING Turn the rain sensor off if the .... The recirculation symbol will however not light up. This function is optional; contact a Saab dealer. This automatic recirculation is the factory default setting as long as the system is working in full "...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ... there is only a small amount of water on the windshield. Medium The sensor is set to normal sensitivity. This is one of the Default Settings. Low The sensor is set to low sensitivity (wipers operate only with a large amount of water on the windshield, i.e., downpour).
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    Instruments and controls 103 Manual climate-control system Fresh air for the cabin is drawn in through an inlet grille at the bottom edge of the windshield. It passes through a filter before reaching the climate control system and delivery into the cabin. The air is evacuated via ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ...temperature gauge starts to rise, fan setting 4 may be chosen. Once the windshield is clear, the air distribution control should be turned to . If the rear seat passengers ... high engine speeds on a highway, for example. Do not use fan speed 5. This is primarily intended for rapid cooling during...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    Instruments and controls Settings for various weather conditions Defroster 105 Winter - defroster Panel Winter - comfort setting Floor Summer - overcast Summer - sunny Defroster, panel and floor
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ... incoming air is treated in three stages: first it passes through a filter; it is then dehumidified and cooled; and finally, if required, it is heated. If the engine coolant gets too hot, the A/C compressor will be turned off. Convertible: When the soft top or all the windows are open in a ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ... after 12 minutes. Refrain from placing sharp objects on the parcel shelf, to avoid damaging the heating element. Convertible: The rear window heating is not turned on if the soft top is folded down. 107 Electric heating, front seats (option) The seat ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ... air for the cabin is drawn in through an inlet at the bottom edge of the windshield. It passes through an effective filter before reaching the climate control system and delivery into the cabin. The air is... fan speed Hazard warning lights Manual decrease of fan speed Seat heating, front ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ... choose the single zone setting, the entire cabin is treated as one zone. If you ... the same setting. The displayed temperature is not the actual air temperature but corresponds to the comfort ... the cabin in warm weather. Settings when HI is selected: • Maximum heat • Air distribution to windshield...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ...the car is parked. The warmer the ambient air and the higher the humidity, the more condensation will form. Sun- and cabin sensor, Sport Sedan 1 Sun sensor 2 Cabin temperature sensor Sun- and cabin sensor, Convertible 1 Sun sensor 2 Cabin temperature sensor
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ... cools and dehumidifies the incoming air. This symbol is not shown in the display. • AC-OFF - The A/C compressor is switched off. The incoming air is not cooled or dehumidified. See also Profiler... AUTO once will cancel all previous manual air distribution selections. When the engine is started...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    112 Instruments and controls When the system is switched OFF: To turn the system OFF, press ... of 8 The fan and A/C compressor are switched off. The temperature control is set to 0 % heat. The current air... and door mirror heating can be controlled manually or automatically (refer to Profiler). Switch...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    Instruments and controls Air distribution Recirculation is controlled manually. Recirculation is not selected when the engine is started (fresh air mode). 113 When defroster is chosen, ... (see page 117). Airflow to windshield vents. Airflow to facia air vents. Airflow to floor vents.
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    114 Instruments and controls Shown below are several examples of air distribution. Windshield Floor, front and rear Panel Windshield - floor (front and rear)
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ...recommended if such problems should occur: 1 Select and set the temperature to 70°F (21°C) 2 Select . If this is not enough...3 Increase the fan speed. If this is not enough...4 Select a higher temperature. Panel - floor (front and rear) Windshield - panel - floor (...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ...(see page 117). Further customizations can be made at a Saab dealer. Tips (before contacting a Saab workshop) • If you feel that the ACC system is not functioning satisfactorily... recirculation symbol will however not light up. This function is optional; contact a Saab dealer. This automatic ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    Instruments and controls ACC- Convertible When the soft top is folded, the ACC system switches to manual temperature control. There are eleven... itself as follows: • AUTO goes out. • Heating, air distribution and fan speed are not affected. • Recirculation and rear window heating are ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ...Manual Fan Settings High speed Medium speed Low speed Air Distribution Auto Manual Windshield Panel Floor Explanation of how the ...The rear window and door mirror heating is switched on with the button on ACC panel. Convertible: The rear window heating cannot be turned on when the soft top is folded.
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ... speed: This selection give a slightly higher fan speed than Medium speed though... regulation. Convertible: Fan speed is not regulated automatically when the soft top is open. Air.... Further customizations to this function can be made at a Saab dealer. • The A/C compressor can be on even when the soft...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    120 Instruments and controls (This page has been left blank.)
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    Interior equipment 121 Interior equipment Steering wheel adjustment _____ Electric windows _____ Sunroof _____ Interior lighting _____ Cup holder _____ Power Outlet _____ Storage compartments __ Rearview mirrors_____ Trunk _____ 122 123 126 129 130 132 132 134 140
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    122 Interior equipment Steering wheel adjustment WARNING Only adjust the steering wheel while the car is stationary so that you are not distracted from the traffic. The height and reach of the steering wheel can be adjusted. There is a release lever under the steering column. 1 Pull down the lever...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ..., has their head, hands or fingers in the window openings, before raising the window. • Do not stick any part of the body or the head out through an ...) and soft top, the range is reduced by approximately half. Convertible: For the remote opening of the soft top, refer to page 58...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    124 Interior equipment Pinch protection WARNING (if equipped) On certain model variants, the electric windows are equipped with pinch protection. This is activated ...the button all the way and release it. If the window does not close automatically, refer to Calibration on page 125. WARNING Make sure...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    Interior equipment Calibration WARNING The pinch protection will not be engaged after a power break until the electric windows have been calibrated. After a loss of battery power, or if the automatic closing feature does not work, the electric windows must be calibrated for the pinch ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ... opening, before closing the sunroof. • Do not stick any part of the body or the head out ... opening 2 Automatic opening 3 Manually controlled closing 4 Automatic closing 5 Ventilation position To open .... If you do not release the control, the sunroof will open to the comfort position. To open the ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ...ensure that nothing gets trapped. Manually controlled closing Slide the control forward to its first position..., you must first close it (slide the control forward). You can then slide.... If the sunroof is in the ventilation position, it will not open. Convertible: For the remote opening of the soft top...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ..., the sunroof can be operated with a screwdriver. Remove the lens from the roof console. Use a screwdriver to press in the pin in the slot in the center of the motor shaft and turn the screwdriver. Turn clockwise to close the sunroof when in...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ... the doors (certain variants only). The light switch for the interior lighting is located on the roof console by the rearview mirror. When the ...• When the remote control is removed from the ignition switch. The lighting goes out: • When the car is locked. • When the ignition is turned on. • ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ... can cause malfunctions. Cup holders are provided in the fascia, in the center console compartment between the front seats and rear seat cushion (Sport Sedan). The cup holder between the seats can be raised if you wish to use the compartment for...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    Interior equipment 131 Cup holder in fascia Cup holder in center console compartment between front seats (certain variants only) Cup holder in rear seat cushion (Sport Sedan)
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ... the seats is the same. Overloading can result in melting or even fire. Open the glove box with the button on the left of the moulding. Convertible has lockable glove box. Use the traditionally key, see page 48.
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    Interior equipment 133 Sliding cover in glove box to admit cold air (cars with ACC only). This allows the storage of chocolate and chilled drinks, for example. Card holder Storage compartment between front seats Storage pocket on front edge of seats Storage pocket on back of seats
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ... The mirror glass can also be adjusted manually by gently pressing the glass in the desired direction. The mirror heating is turned on together with the rear ... 3 Reversing position (electric/optional) Retracting a door mirror Manual retraction The door mirrors are designed to fold back if knocked. ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ... sensor detects, for example, if the car following has not dimmed its headlights. The rearview mirror is then darkened to prevent the strong light source from ... its normal state when the strong light source diminishes. The autodimming function can be turned OFF with the switch on the...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ... the indicator light begins to flash-after 20 seconds. Release both buttons. Do not hold for... The battery in the remote control should be fairly new for programming to work well. Do not repeat "Programming"... - releasing only when the indicator light begins to flash (after 20 seconds). Do not hold the ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ... - step three. Do not repeat step two. If the indicator light blinks rapidly for two seconds and then turns to a constant light continue with "Programming" steps 7-9 to complete the ...three. Do not repeat step two. 137 Gate Operator / Canadian Programming Canadian radio-frequency laws...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ...security system, entry door lock, home/office lighting, etc.). For convenience, the hand-held transmitter of ...and hold the desired button. DO NOT release the button. 2 The indicator light will begin to flash after 20 ... indicator light begins to flash-after 20 seconds. Release both buttons. Do not hold...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ... display the bearing. 139 Compass zones in USA Compass zones in Canada Calibration Calibration is performed automatically during travel. If, for any reason, a manual calibration is needed perform as follows: 1 Press and hold button 5 until "CAL" and the compass bearing are displayed (approx. 9 ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    140 Interior equipment Trunk Folding down the rear seat, Sport Sedan Convertible: The rear seat cannot be folded. WARNING • Never drive the car if the backrest is not correctly locked into position as this increases the risk of ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ...seat backrests. The operation is easier if the front seats are not too far back and the rear seat ... properly in place and that the safety belt does not get caught. If the left-hand backrest is not properly locked in position, the following message is displayed on the SID (equivalent message displayed...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    142 Interior equipment Load-through hatch, Sport Sedan Convertible: There is no load-through hatch. WARNING • Always secure the load firmly, for example using the middle safety belt. This reduces the danger of personal injury resulting from the ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ...elastic cargo net (accessory) is only designed for light objects that are to be kept in place while driving... on the latch. This handle will glow following exposure to light. Pull the release handle down to open... and as low down as possible in the trunk. WARNING NOTICE The trunk release handle was not...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ...be opened in an emergency if the car is without electricity (not possible to open trunk lid) and you .... Tools and spare wheel, see page 246. Trunk lighting On the underside of the parcel shelf is ... closed. If the trunk lid is left open, the lighting will be switched off automatically after 20 minutes...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ... Manual transmission___ Automatic transmission Cruise control _____ Braking _____ Traction Control System (TCS) _____ Electronic Stability Program (ESP) _____ Parking brake_____ Parking _____ Saab Parking Assistance 146 148 148 150 153 157 158 159 165 ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ... it impossible to steer the car. Ignition switch The ignition switch is located on the center console between the front seats. In cars with automatic transmission, the remote control can only be removed when the selector lever is in ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... lights and interior lighting can be turned on. Cars with automatic transmission: Move the gear lever to... electrical system. When you turn the remote control to ON, some indicator and warning lights will come ...inserted into the ignition switch, do not turn the remote control for roughly half a second....
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... Steering lock malfunc. Make a safe stop. Contact Saab dealer. If the steering wheel lock malfunctions while...the SID: Steering wheel locked. Pull out key, turn steering wheel. Try again. ... injury. • Cars with automatic transmission: select position P to remove the ignition key. The key can only be ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ...it has warmed up. Do not drive away before the warning and indicator lights have gone out.... clutch pedal but do not touch the accelerator. 3 Start the engine. Let the remote control spring back as.... Do not apply full throttle for at least 3 minutes after starting. Cars with automatic transmission The ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    150 Starting and driving 2 Stopping the engine • Do not rev the engine immediately before switching it off - stop the .... NOTICE • If the engine sounds strange there is a malfunction. Contact a Saab dealer immediately. • The use of fuel with too low an octane rating can cause serious engine ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ... (see page 79). Have the car checked at a Saab dealer as soon as possible. 151 Important considerations ... situation. Have the car checked as soon as possible at a Saab dealer. NOTICE Use only unleaded ...a malfunction, reduce speed and take the car to a Saab dealer. • If the engine fails to start (...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ... of gas, air may be drawn in with the fuel, which, in turn, can cause the catalytic converter ... to strictly follow these instructions can result in damage to the catalytic converter and associated .... Engine management system with catalytic converter 1 Engine control module 2 Oxygen sensor 3 Catalytic...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    .... No open or exposed flames near gasoline • do not use a mobile phone at the same time as refueling • Do not overfill. Fuel should not come right up the filler pipe as room for expansion is needed ...lamp , thus indicating a fault that must be checked by your Saab dealer, see page 79. NOTE: always ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ... (a ring, a pimple or the first springcoil) rest on the flange. Do not withdraw the nozzle while filling is in progress. 4 Cease refueling the ...you´ve finished pumping before you remove the nozzle. Manually opening the fuel filler door, Convertible, see page 74. Filler cap Filler cap To remove the ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... of the proper maintenance of your vehicle. For optimum performance Saab recommends: • 2.0t 175 hp - AON 90. •... or drive uphill is considered normal. This does not indicate a problem exists or that a higher-octane fuel is ... can get one for you. If you get the wrong type, it may not fit properly.
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ... allowing your emission control system to work properly. You should not have to add ...required to meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations. Saab recommends that you buy gasolines that are advertised ... be available in your area to contribute to clean air. Saab recommends that you use these ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    Starting and driving whether the fuel contains MMT. Saab does not recommend the use of such gasolines. Fuels containing MMT can...be affected. The malfunction indicator lamp may turn on. If this occurs, return to your authorized Saab dealer for service. Fuels in Foreign Countries If you plan on driving...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    158 Starting and driving Manual transmission Clutch interlock To start the car, the clutch pedal must be depressed. When changing gear, fully depress the clutch pedal and then release it smoothly. It is inadvisable to drive with your hand resting on the gear lever, as this can increase the wear on...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ...and apply the parking brake. The automatic transmission has an electronic control module. The control module receives ... selector lever from one position to another. If not, the transmission could be damaged. Selector lever 1 Position for manual gear selection The remote control can only be removed ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ... few minutes after a cold start so that the catalytic converter reaches its working temperature more quickly. Thermal transmission protection The transmission has ... P. Selector lever detent Park Brake Shift Lock The transmission has a security function known as Park Brake Shift Lock. ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ... and driving Lock-up The transmission's torque converter has a lock-up function. This can lock the torque converter, thus reducing the engine speed and fuel consumption. 161 Driving... cooler can also cause the transmission fluid to overheat. Overheating reduces the service life of the fluid. ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ..., otherwise it should remain on. Check fuse 6 in the engine bay fuse box. If the fuse is OK the battery may be dead. Contact a Saab dealer to have the problem checked and rectified. Temporary override of Park Brake Shift Lock
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ... pedal to move the selector lever from the neutral position (N). In neutral, the transmission is disengaged from the engine. The engine can be started but make sure... with the engine running, e.g. when stuck in a traffic jam. At traffic lights, leave the selector lever in the drive position (D). D The...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ... When changing down, the desired gear can be selected but the transmission will not change down until the engine speed is low enough to avoid ... Certain variants also have steering wheel controls for manual gear selection. On these models, it is possible to change gear manually using...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ... (above 15 mph (25 km/ h)). WARNING Do not use the cruise control system in wet or icy conditions, in dense ..., before the cruise control system can be activated. The following message is shown on the SID: Tap brakes lightly before using cruise control. To increase the preset speed You can increase ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ... be noticed. To minimize this delay, dry the brakes by applying them lightly now and again. This should also be done after the ...yards (hundred metres), select a low gear to utilize the braking effect of the engine. If the car has automatic transmission, select 1st or 2nd gear. You can help to prolong...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ...just about to lock. The wheel sensors send information to the brake system's electronic control module for every ... function which will switch on the ABS warning light if a fault is detected in the system (see ... instrument unit) if a fault is detected: Antilock brake malfunction. Contact Saab dealer....
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    168 Starting and driving The ABS system will not reduce the braking distance on loose gravel, snow... and if necessary steer to safety. Do not release the brake pedal before the car has ... slippery, the ABS system will operate even when only light pressure is applied to the brake pedal. This means that...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ... system helps to improve the car's directional stability. The TCS must not be regarded as a system to enable the... so low that one or both of the wheels would lose their grip were the car not equipped...has been switched off manually. How the system works The Traction Control System (TCS) is designed ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ... can switch the system off manually with the TCS button, whereupon the light under the speedometer will come on... car is travelling faster than 35 mph (60 km/h). It may be necessary to switch off the.... The following message is shown on the SID: Traction control failure. Contact Saab dealer. The cruise ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    Starting and driving 171 Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Anti-skid system (Certain variants) How the ESP system works The Electronic Stability Program can help to prevent the ... and driving on slippery roads must be adopted. The Electronic Stability Program employs both the antilock ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ...system, the following message will be displayed on the SID: Stability control failure. Contact Saab dealer. The cruise ... The system can be turned off manually with the ESP button, whereupon the light under the speedometer ... of the ESP system. Always consult your Saab dealer before changing any chassis...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    .... • Always apply the parking brake before removing the remote control. • Do not use the parking brake while driving. • Grasp the ... the SID: Release parking brake. • Do not park on dry grass or other combustible material. The catalytic converter gets very hot and could start a fire. • Apply...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ...the curb and edge the car forwards until the wheel lightly touches the curb. 2 Uphill with curb. Turn the wheels away from the curb and edge the car backward until the wheel lightly touches the curb. 3 Uphill or downhill without curb. Turn the wheel towards the edge of the...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ... driving Long-term parking If the car is not going to be used for some time, e.g. three to ... wellventilated building. Leave the parking brake OFF! • Convertible: If the car is stored, the soft top should... and store it in a frost-free place. • If it is not possible to stand the car on axle stands, ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    176 Starting and driving Saab Parking Assistance Saab Parking Assistance (option) WARNING Responsibility always lies ...on the ground, and narrow objects cannot always be detected by the system. Saab Parking Assistance facilitates parking and reversing. There are four sensors in the rear bumper that...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... and its wiring is correctly connected to the car's electrical system, the Saab Parking Assistance automatically compensates for the protrusion of the tow ... system is automatically deactivated. You can temporarily deactivate the Saab Parking Assistance as follows: • Engage reverse and press the ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ...: Parking assistance sensor interference. If this message appears, clean the sensors. The sensors are located in the black trim on the rear bumper Saab Parking Assistance is activated automatically when reverse is engaged. The system warns of objects ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ...the engine takes longer to reach its normal operating temperature. The transmission and wheel bearings also take longer to... short journeys of 3-5 miles (5-8 km) do not give the engine enough time to reach its ... a camper all increase fuel consumption. • Do not warm up the engine while the car is ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... that something is wrong and that the car needs to be checked at a Saab dealer. Practical road tests have demonstrated that ... unnecessary. If the car is equipped with a removable, electric cabin heater that is not in use, store this in the trunk. WARNING Never switch off the engine while driving as ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ...freeze, exercise care when unlocking the car (manual unlocking) to avoid breaking the key. Warm up ... is alternately parked outdoors and in a garage. • Convertible: Avoid operating the soft top at temperatures ... be fitted to all four wheels. Your Saab dealer will be pleased to advise you on the best ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... must only be fitted to the wheel and tire dimensions that Saab recommends in "Technical data" on page 267. Contact a Saab dealer regarding approved tire chains. See also page 240. Remember ... • Tire chains can reduce directional stability. • Do not fit tire chains to the car's rear ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ...before starting a journey. When the engine is cold, the coolant must not lie above the KALT/COLD ... % clean water. Use an antifreeze approved by Saab. WARNING • Exercise care when opening the hood... to release the pressure before removing it. 3 Have the car's cooling system checked at a Saab dealer...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ... centre on the left-hand side of the luggage compartment. The Saab genuine electrical socket enables a battery in... if a trailer is hitched up and correctly connected to the Saab genuine trailer socket. ... hitch that is designed and tested for your Saab. • Contact your Saab dealer for advice on which ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    Starting and driving NOTICE • Use only a genuine Saab trailer hitch, since other models can damage the car's bodywork and electrical system. • Consult a Saab dealer for guidance on how to connect a trailer hitch. • Exercise care when driving on uneven...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ...have to be reduced by the corresponding amount. Recommendations for cars with manual transmission Rises in coolant temperature are indicated by the temperature gauge in the ...or steep downhill slope. Overheating can cause the brakes to fade! Distribution of load in trailer a Light b Moderate c Heavy
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ...the trailer's electrical cable is properly connected and is not so long that it drags along the ground. Also... make sure the cable is not too short and risks breaking when turning a corner. • Check all... out behind the trailer as the door mirrors do not always provide sufficient rearward vision when...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ...load WARNING • A roof load will affect the car's center of gravity and aerodynamics. Be aware of this when cornering ... specially for your car are available from your Saab dealer. Always secure roof loads ...four covers on the roof of the car. 2 Insert a screw with washer into each roof carrier foot....
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ...If you must drive with the trunk lid open, close all windows and the sunroof (if equipped) and set the cabin fan to its highest speed setting. Driving in deep water NOTICE Do not drive in puddles or water deeper than 7 in. (20 cm) and...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... greater at night than during the day. • Do not stare at the headlights of oncoming vehicles. • Avoid driving...break every other hour. • Only eat light meals. Heavy meals have a tendency ...must be in the ON position if the car is moved with the engine not running. • The steering wheel lock must ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ... NOTICE Never use the towing eyes to pull the car unstuck. Engage neutral (automatic transmission: move the selector lever to N). Turn on the parking lights. Drive carefully and do not exceed the speed limit for vehicles on tow.
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... a flat bed truck, take extra care not to damage the spoiler and/or underbody. Always try ... avoid the towrope being jerked violently. Cars with automatic transmission: NOTICE • The car must be towed front first.... tow. Whatever the speed limit, the car must not be towed at speeds exceeding 30 mph (...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ...the retaining nut. Observe the following when the compact spare tire is fitted: • The compact spare is light and easy to handle when changing a tire. • Do not drive further than necessary with the compact spare fitted - the maximum life of the ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ... automatic transmission in P (Park) or a manual transmission in Neutral. 3 Turn off the ignition on both vehicles. Turn off lights that are not needed, and radios. This will avoid sparks and help save both batteries and it could save your radio....
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ... You can suffer burns or be blinded. Use a flashlight if you need more light. Be sure the electrolyte in the battery is not frozen. Discharged batteries will freeze. When ...with the discharged battery. If it does not start after a few tries, it probably needs service. Note. If the ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ...is advisable to have your car inspected by your Saab dealer. Obtain a few important items to take along on your journey, such as spare bulbs, wiper blades, fuses, a drive belt (poly-V-belt)...or fuel leaks out of the engine or gearbox/transmission. • Check the coolant and power steering fluid levels....
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    Car care 197 Car care Hood _____ Engine _____ Engine bay _____ Engine oil _____ Air filter_____ Transmission fluid ____ Coolant _____ Brake/clutch fluid and brake pads_____ Power steering_____ Battery _____ Drive belt _____ Wipers and washers ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    198 Car care Hood The hood release handle is located on the left under the instrument panel. Open the hood in the following way: 1 Pull the release handle. 2 The hood moves to the half-locked position and is stopped by a safety catch at the front edge. 3 Press the lever of the catch upwards and ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ...the right (viewed from the front), is integrated with the engine. Engine families Saab cars imported into the United States and Canada ... systems sequential multiport fuel injection system three way catalytic converter crankcase emissions control system evaporative emission system. Emission control...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ... system The Saab Trionic engine management system is a unique Saab development that combines sequential multiport fuel injection, electronic distributorless ignition and turbocharger ..., make sure you screw the filler cap on and keep turning until it has clicked 3 times.
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    Car care 201 Engine bay 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Oil filler cap Coolant reservoir Brake and clutch fluid reservoir Battery Fuse box Washer-fluid reservoir Power-steering fluid reservoir Engine-oil dipstick
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ... equivalent to 1.0 qt (1.0 l). NOTICE Change of engine oil and oil filter may be required more frequently... cap and dipstick NOTICE Too high oil level can damage the engine. Saab 9-3 Aero: The engine oil level is checked each time... SID: Low engine oil level. Fill oil now. Recommended oil grade, see ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ...or down a drain. Dispose of all used oil and oil filters at an appropriate disposal facility. Engine oil and oil filter should be changed according to the service program. For oil volumes and grades,...oil may be hot. 2 Refit the drain plug with a new washer. 3 Change the oil filter once the engine oil...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    204 Car care Changing filter 1 Unscrew the oil filter cap. • Lift the cap slightly and carefully pry .... ft). Air filter WARNING To ensure reliable operation, only use an air filter recommended by Saab Automobile AB. Transmission fluid Manual transmission Oil filter Check and top up the oil in ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ..., see illustration). Top up with a mixture of equal parts of Saab-approved antifreeze and clean water. If the expansion tank is empty when coolant is ...Coolant expansion tank The properties of the coolant are retained for the entire service life of the car. Therefore, it is not necessary to...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ..., this must be carried out at a Saab dealer. Checking Brake fluid should be changed according to the service program. Refer to the Warranty ... message appears on the SID: Brake fluid level low. Make a safe stop. Contact Saab dealer. Top up as necessary with DOT 4 brake fluid. Do not use DOT 5 fluid. ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ...and need replacing. It is therefore essential that brake pads be checked regularly, as specified in the service program....cap completely and then remove it again. The oil level should lie between the MAX ...possible. Brake pads should only be changed at a Saab dealer. To ensure optimum brake performance,...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ... following message will appear on the SID: Battery not charging. Make a safe stop. Contact Saab dealer. Check the drive belt (see page 210). If...may not be charged and the A/C compressor may not work. Battery WARNING • When working on the battery, highly explosive gas can build ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ...-volt charger, see page 193. • Do not connect the battery terminals, + and -, incorrectly. ... removing and fitting the positive (+) cable so as not to damage the battery disconnect switch. A car ...a mobile phone, the charge may only be sufficient for about 15 days. Turn the two retainers a quarter ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ... • Always stop the engine before inspecting the drive belt. • The radiator fan is electric and can start even when the engine is switched... situated on the right-hand side of the engine. It is driven by a poly-V-belt from the crankshaft pulley. A slipping or broken poly-V-belt can result in: • ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ...If poor wiper performance is experienced, clean the windshield with washer fluid. This is particularly important if ...wash, as these sometimes leave a wax coating on the windshield. If wiper performance is still unsatisfactory,... WARNING Take care not to spill washer fluid concentrate onto hot surfaces....
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ... The following message is displayed on the SID: Washer fluid level low. Refill. Headlight washers are only available on certain ... is washed. The recirculation symbol will however not light up. This function is optional; contact a Saab dealer. Washer jets The washer jets, which are adjustable, can be...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ... the exception of the license plate lighting which is rated 5 W. Wrong bulb fitted If a dipped or main beam bulb of too high a rating is ... be displayed on the SID. Example of SID message: Left low beam failure. The following bulbs are not checked: parking lights, front fog lights, reversing lights, ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ... roughly two times as much light as halogen bulbs and have a significantly longer service life. The lamp units consist of a gas discharge lamp containing xenon. When the lights are ...the SID: Headlight levelling malfunction. Contact Saab dealer. Contact a Saab dealer to have a xenon headlight ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    Car care 215 Retainers on the battery cover Changing the low beam bulb 4 Refit the cover over the rear of the headlight. Left-hand side 5 Refit the air pipe ... the battery box. 6 Refit the washer fluid filler pipe. 7 Refit the battery cover. Low beam, halogen Left-hand side ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ... care Retainers on the battery cover Changing the high beam bulb 4 Refit the cover over the rear of ... clockwise until it locks. NOTICE Do not fit bulbs with a higher rating than 55 W... could damage the headlight reflector. Furthermore, the car's wiring is not designed to cope with higher wattages.
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ... the washer fluid filler pipe. 7 Refit the battery cover and hose. 217 Parking lights The parking light bulb is located in the same reflector as the main beam bulb. Left-hand side: 1 Lift aside the hose running along the side of the battery ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ... holder counterclockwise and withdraw it from the lamp fitting. Change the bulb. 3 To fit, engage the two catches on the rear edge of ... the bulb. Check that the new bulb is firmly seated. Left-hand side: 5 Refit the air pipe to the front edge of the battery box. 6 Refit the washer fluid filler pipe. ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    .... 3 Unplug the connector. 4 Change the bulb. Try not to touch the glass part of the bulb with your fingers. The height ... screwdriver inserted through the hole in the lower grille adjacent to the lens. 219 Front fog lights WARNING • Never crawl under a car that is supported only by a jack. Always ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    220 Car care Taillights, Sport Sedan 1 2 3 4 5 Turn signals Taillights/stop lights Reversing lights Rear fog light (left-...) High-mounted stop light Stop lights, taillights and turn signal bulbs, Sport Sedan 1 Lower the cover in the trim behind the lights. Right-hand side: Unlock the plastic rivet ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    Car care 221 Changing bulbs Reversing lights and rear fog light, Sport Sedan Removing the trunk lid trim 1 Remove the two screws securing the grab... collar. Reversing lights and rear fog lights, Convertible Removing the trunk lid trim 1 Remove the two screws securing the ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ...Lock the rivets in place by pressing the center buttons in until flush with the collar. Dome light, front, Sport Sedan 1 Pull down the rear edge of the lens.... of the lens and press the lens home. Dome light, rear, Sport Sedan 1 Remove the entire overhead panel: ease out ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    Car care 223 Dome light, Convertible 1 Pull down the rear edge of the light fitting. 2 If the center bulb needs replacing, open the hatch over the bulbs. Pull the bulb out of the bulb holder. If one of the outer bulbs needs replacing, turn the light fitting round. Change the bulb from...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ...housing using a short screwdriver. 2 Fit the new bulb. 3 Insert the connector side first when refitting the lamp. Trunk lighting, Sport Sedan The lamp fitting is located under the parcel shelf. 1 Remove the lamp fitting by pulling down one end. 2 Fit the...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ... 225 If any other bulbs need changing, we recommend that you visit a Saab dealer. Trunk lighting, Convertible 1 Remove the lamp in the rear end first. 2 Change the bulb. 3 Insert the connector side first when refitting the lamp. Courtesy/floor lighting ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ...5 H7 H3 P21W PY21W R10W 55 55 21 21 10 Headlight Front fog lights Taillights; rear fog light; brake lights; reversing ... lighting; glove box lighting; trunk lighting, Convertible License plate lighting; trunk lighting, Sport Sedan Reading light, rear Side-mounted turn signal (yellow); parking lights; ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ... system, the following should be heeded: • Always consult an Saab dealer before modifying or adding any ...have the electrical system checked by an Saab dealer. • If a MAXI fuse blows, it means that there ... system. Have the car checked without delay by an Saab dealer. The fuses are housed in three ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    228 Car care Some fuses and relays may be fitted but not connected to the car's electrical system. MAXI fuses The car also has a number of large fuses known as MAXI ... and remove the fuse. If a MAXI fuse blows, there is a major fault in the electrical system. Have the car checked at a Saab dealer.
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ... Hands-free; brake light switch; manual climate control; clutch pedal switch Cigarette lighter Cabin fan Airbag control module Yaw sensor (cars with ESP) - 229 Fuse panel in end ...) 6 7.5 Brake light switch 7 20 Dash fuse panel; fuel filler door 8 30 Control module in passenger ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ...right rear door 8 20 Trailer 9 10 30 Left-hand brake light; rear right turn signal; right taillight; right...7.5 Telematics (OnStar) 20 7.5 DVD player (navigation system) 21 7.5 Saab Parking Assistance (SPA); ...) 25 30 Electrically adjustable driver's seat with memory Trunk fuse panel, Sport Sedan
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    Car care 26 30 Right-hand stop light; rear left turn signal; left taillight; rear fog light; left reversing light; license plate lighting; trunk lighting; trailer lights Convertible: Lumbar support, electrically adjustable front seat - 231 27 28 29 10 - Trunk fuse panel, Convertible
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ...; left and right side turn signal; right high beam; left low beam; front left fog light Windshield wiper motor, low speed Windshield ...II Front left turn signal; front left parking light; front right fog light; right low beam; left high beam Fuse panel in engine bay No. ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    Car care Relays R 1 Washer fluid pump, windshield R 2 R 3 R 4 R 5 Flash-to-pass R 6 Horn R 7 R 8 Starter motor R 9 Windshield wipers ON/OFF R10 R11 Ignition +15 R12 Windshield wipers, high/low speed R13 R14 Washer fluid pump, headlights R15 R16 - 233 Fuse panel in front of ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ...let anyone tell you that underinflation or overinflation is all right. It's not. If your tires don't have enough air (underinflation), you can get...you ever have questions about your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see your Saab Warranty and Service Record Booklet...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ...The same can occur if the car has not been moved for a long time. Flat spots ...the outdoor temperature is low it takes a longer distance. How to Check Use a good quality pocket-type gage ...dirt and moisture. WARNING Rust or dirt on a wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make wheel nuts ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ...other tires or wheels than those supplied with the car, consult your Saab dealer first as to the possibilities available. Wheels/tires combinations that are not approved by Saab can negatively affect the car's directional stability, steering and braking in both wet and...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ...reprogrammed if wheels of a different dimension are fitted. Contact a Saab dealer. Because of front wheel drive, the... tires on your Saab. Wide wheels and tires with side walls that are too low can: ... Wheels larger than 17" must not be fitted on the Saab 9-3 for reasons above. The permissible offset is...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ... tire is established for a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded. Excessive speed, underinflation, or excessive loading... Quality Grading system does not apply to deep tread, winter-type snow tires, ...available on General Motors passenger cars and light trucks may vary with respect to these ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ... wheel alignment and wheel balancing are not needed. However, if you notice ...make your tires lose air and make you lose control. You could .... If the wheel leaks air, replace it (except some aluminum wheels, which can ... them only with new Saab original equipment parts. This way, you will be sure to have...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ...care Notice: If your vehicle does not have 225/45R17 size tires,... only when you must. Contact your Saab dealer regarding suitable snow chains...., don't use tire chains, there's not enough clearance. Tire chains used ... vehicle parts. The area damaged by the tire chains could cause you to lose control...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ...width, height, aspect ratio, construction type and service description. Department of Transportation (DOT):...both sides of the tire. Tire Ply Material: The type of cord and number of plies in the sidewall ... tire size. 215 / 55 R | a a b c d e f | b | c 16 93 | d | e H | f Tire Width Aspect Ratio Belt ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ...wide. Belt Rating: A letter code is used to indicate the type of ply construction in the tire. The letter "R" means ... a Manufacturer´s Identification Mark b Tire Size c Tire Type Code d Date of Manufacture Tire load indices ...Tire approved for max. 1355 lbs. (615 kg) 93 Max. 1433 lbs. (650 kg) 94...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ... accessories, for example, automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, power windows, power seats, radio and air conditioning. Aspect Ratio: The relationship of a .... Kilopascal (kPa): The metric unit for air pressure. There are 6.9 kPa to one psi. Light Truck (LT-Metric) Tire:...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ... 90 degrees to the centerline of the tread. Rim: A metal support for a tire or a tire and tube assembly upon ... white lettering or bears manufacturer, brand and or model name molding on the other sidewall of the tire. ... A tire used on passenger cars and some light duty trucks and multipurpose vehicles.
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ... and cargo being loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not safely exceed the available cargo and luggage ...all four wheels to maintain a proper balance. Your Saab dealer can advise you of to the correct size ... different from the original size) and also supply Saab approved winter tires pre-mounted on ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ... to the tools and spare tire. The screwdriver handle has a "button" for removing plastic rivets. This type of rivet must be removed when changing the light bulb in the trunk lid (see page 221). Date code Tire date code Tires should be ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ... all heavy loads must be well secured in the luggage compartment (see page 143). Your Saab is equipped with a trip computer and you can use its "Speed warning" function, to monitor driving speed since you must not exceed 50 mph (80 km/h). Tools under a panel in the trunk
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ... vehicle. • The car jack is designed solely for use in changing a tire or fitting snow chains. It must not be used to support the car during repair work or servicing. • Never crawl under a car that is supported only by a jack. Always...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ... is steady and flat on the ground. The jack must not stand on snow, ice or similar. Wind up the ... it just begins to lift the car. Jacking points 2 It is not necessary to remove the wheel cover. If, none ... in sequence as shown on the following page. Tightening torque: Light-alloy wheels: 80 ft.lb. (...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ... Do not overtighten the bolts using a impact wrench: not only can this damage the wheels but it ... bolts after twenty or so miles. Tightening torque: Light-alloy wheels: 80 ft.lb. (... can be reprogrammed to ensure it is as accurate as possible. Contact a Saab dealer. Driving with tire chains, see page ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ... pretensioners and other associated components must be inspected at a Saab dealer. Never make any alterations or ... safety belts yourself but visit a Saab dealer. Upholstery and trim To remove fluff and hairs ... has any fraying edges, it should be replaced. Safety belts must not come into contact with ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ... repairs or maintenance. Saab recommends the use of environmentally-friendly decrescendos. NOTICE Do not use alcohol-based cleaners on the plastic lenses of the front or rear lights, ... to prevent misting. Clean the outside of the windows with Saab washer fluid. This is especially important if ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ...goes through an automatic car wash. • Cars with Saab Parking Assistance: Do not spray the sensors or closer than 8 in. (20 ... as primer, touch-up paint and brushes, are available from your Saab dealer. In the case of minor flaws in the paintwork, where the metal has not been exposed and an undamaged...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ...cavities and members with thin, penetrating rustproofing oil. In addition, most body panels, such ... are galvanized. The anti-corrosion treatment on some parts of the car is constantly exposed to wear and... of the underseal. The anti-corrosion warranty does not relieve the car owner of the need to carry...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ...of any rust, apply a thin, penetrating, anti-corrosion oil. Your Saab dealer will be pleased to give you further advice. 255 ... the country with high humidity have a greater potential for rust problems, especially where salt is used on roads or there is moist sea air. Industrial pollution (fallout) ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ... panels or exposed areas should be undercoated with anti- corrosion material. Repairs of this type are the owner's responsibility and are not covered under warranty. Recovery and/or recycling of automotive materials A typical car consists of metals (...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ... to the A/C system must be carried out at a Saab dealer authorized for this kind of work. • The A/C system is pressurized. Do not break any connections or ... the compressor drive belt does not slip (see page 210). d Check the fuses for the ventilation fans and compressor (see ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ... If you believe your headlights need to be reaimed, we recommend that you take it to your Saab dealer for service. However, it is possible for you to re-aim your ... all doors. • Rock the vehicle to stabilize the suspension. Headlight aiming is done with the vehicle low beam lamps. The ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ... the engine and let the headlights do a reference run. Turn off the engine but leave the low beam on. Cars with halogen lights: Turn on the low beam headlights. Both variants: Place a piece of cardboard or equivalent (although not directly on the lens) in front ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    260 Car care NOTICE Do not cover a headlight directly on the lens to improve beam ... the headlight lens. Then follow the instructions in the optical headlight aimer instruction manual and point 1, ... and 6 in this instruction. Horizontal line on wall or other flat surface Correctly adjusted low beam
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    Customer Assistance and Information 261 Customer Assistance and Information Maintenance schedule __ Owner assistance _____ Reporting Safety Defects (USA) _____ Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian government_____ Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders _____ 262 264 265 265 266
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    .... They regularly receive up-to-date Saab service manuals and parts and technical service ... their franchise agreement, to attend Saab service schools, obtain Saab special tools and technical ... should only be entrusted to the most knowledgeable service professionals. A Saab dealer is your best choice.
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ... service point. Use only a Saab approved long-life oil filter and engine oils ... brake fluid changes. HOW TO USE THE SERVICE RECORD COUPONS When the car is brought to a Saab dealer for scheduled ... necessary, except as covered under an applicable Saab warranty or any optional extended service contract. ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ... or by contacting Saab. In the U.S. there is a national Customer Assistance Center at Saab Cars USA, Inc. The toll-free number to call from...please call the Saab Customer Assistance Centre at 1-800-263-1999. A list of authorized Saab sales and service dealers is available for those planning to travel ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ...Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Saab Cars USA, Inc. If NHTSA receives ...NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or Saab Cars USA, Inc...will notify us. In Canada, please call our Saab Customer Assistance Centre at 1800-263-1999....
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ... special equipment is needed and access to the vehicle or the SDM is required. Saab will not access information about a crash event or share it ..., or • share summary data which is not tied to a specific vehicle with non-Saab organizations for research purposes. Others, such as law enforcement, may ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ...data 267 Technical data General data _____ Engine _____ Engine oil_____ Fuel_____ Engines _____ Electrical system_____ Drive belt _____ Manual transmission ___ Automatic transmission _ Suspension _____ Steering _____ Brake system_____ Wheels and tires _____ Plates and labels _____ 268 270 270 271 ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ... Rear _____ Ground clearance at GVW _____ Number of seats (incl. driver): Sport Sedan _____ Convertible _____ Turning circle: Measured at vehicle extremities ... seat lowered_____ Convertible _____ Trunk volume (SAE): Sport Sedan _____ Convertible, soft top raised _____ Convertible, ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ...Sport Sedan ____ Maximum load in trunk: Sport Sedan _____ Convertible _____ The combined weight of ... and cargo should never exceed: Sport Sedan _____ Convertible _____ Maximum combined weight ... speed and weight restrictions are those specified by Saab Automobile AB. Note that national restrictions may...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ... antifreeze 7.5 qts. (7.1 l) To meet demands in Saab's extended service intervals all engines are filled .... To ensure being able to take advantage of the Saab specified service intervals, be sure to select a fully ... through out its entire life. Saab Automobile AB will not take responsibility for any ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ... among other things, the fuel economy. For best function Saab recommends: For gasoline engines: SAE 0W-30,...change engine oil. Your vehicle has a display (SID) where time for service will be shown. Based not only ... 16.05 U.S. gal. (61 l) For optimum performance Saab recommends: 2.0t 175 hp - AON 90....
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ...(28 Nm) Type _____ Fully synchronized with final drive gear and differential Saab MTF 0063 1.9 qts. (1.8 l), to level plug 3.15 qts. (3.0 l) 27ମ. Electrode gap _____ Tightening torque _____ Oil type (for topping up)_____ Oil capacity: 5-speed _____ 6-speed, 2.0 Turbo _____ Speed, mph (km/h) at 1000 ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ... transmission Type _____ Electronically controlled, 5-speed, fully-automatic with hydraulic torque converter, ... in selector positions 3, 4 and 5. P, R, N, D, M 7.6 qts. (7.2 litres) Saab 3309 Hydraulic plate clutches, brake ... type _____ Number of turns, lock to lock_____ Oil type _____ Speed (mph/km...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ...) **) 9.30 in.² (60 cm²) 4.96 in.² (32 cm²) Brake system Foot brake (ABS)_____ Park brake_____ Brake fluid _____ Hydraulic unit for soft top, Convertible Oil capacity_____ Oil type _____ 0.6 qt. (0.6 l) CHF 11S
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ... R15 94 H 215/55 R16 93 H 225/45 R17 94 V RF... M+S or 215/55 R16 Contact your Saab dealer regarding suitable snow chains... (50 km/h). Snow chains must not be fitted to wheels larger than 16... 94 W RF/XL Always contact a Saab dealer if you plan to fit..." wheel _____ 215/55 R16 93 Q 7 x 17" wheel _____ 225/45...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ...0t All season tires 205/65 R15 94 H 215/55 R16 93 H 225/45 R17 94 V RF/XL Summer tires 225/45... (snow) tires 205/65 R15 94 Q 215/55 R16 93 Q 225/45 R17 94 Q RF/XL Wheel sizes 6.5 x 15" 6.5 x 16" 7 x 17" x x x - x x x x x - x x x x x x x - - x 2.0 Turbo RF/XL = Reinforced (or Extra Load) tire.
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ...35 280/41 277 215/55 R16 93 H 225/45 R17 94 V RF/XL .../65 R15 91 Q 215/55 R16 93 Q 225/45 R17 94 Q RF/XL ... spare 125/85 R16 99 M * Do not exceed posted speed limits. By cold tires is meant tires that are the same temperature as the surrounding air temperature. The values for tire pressure in table ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ...Technical data Plates and labels When contacting your Saab dealer it may sometimes be necessary to quote the ...and barcode, inside windshield 2 Gearbox number 3 Engine number 4 USA: Label for color codes (trim and... Canada: Label for tire pressure and color codes (trim and body) 5 Certification label 6...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ... __ Check digit_____ Model year ____ Factory _____ Serial number __ 4 = 4-door 7= Convertible 5 = 5-speed manual 6 = 6-speed manual 9 = 5-speed automatic S = 2.0t Y = 2.0 Turbo 0-9 or X 5 = 2005 1 = Trollhättan 6 = Graz 000001-999999
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ... symbol will however not light up. This function is optional; contact a Saab dealer. • Convertible: A/C compressor not switched off when the soft top is open. Several of the systems in your Saab can be customized to better suit your individual needs. Contact your ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ...Traction control failure. Contact Saab dealer. Stability control failure. Contact Saab dealer. Washer fluid level low. Refill. Hot engine.... a safe stop. Run engine on idle. Airbag malfunction. Contact Saab dealer. Key not accepted. Contact Saab dealer. Remote control battery low. Replace battery. 2: ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    282 Technical data Parking assistance Contact Saab dealer. Parking assistance sensor interference. Close doors. Left front turn... Left high beam failure. Left low beam failure. Rear fog light failure. Right brake light failure. Right high beam failure. Right low beam failure. High mounted brake...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ...Buying new tires _____ 166 213 226 236 C Cabin lighting _____ 129 Cabin lighting, Convertible _____ 72 Car alarm _____ 50 Car... stalk switch _____ 98 Direction indicators _____ 98 Dome light, Convertible _____ 223 Dome light, Sport Sedan _____ 222 Donor battery, boost starting _____ 193 Door handles...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ... indicator, automatic transmission _____ 86 Gearbox number _____ 278 General safety instructions, Convertible 56 Glovebox _____ 132 Glovebox lighting _____ 224 E EDR ... data ____ 272 Electrically adjustable seats _____ 19 Electronic Stability Program (ESP) __ 171 Electronic steering ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ..., petrol-engined cars with catalytic converters _____ 151 Indicator lights _____ 78 Inflation, tires... lighting _____ 129 Interior lighting, Convertible _____ 72 Interior rearview mirror _____ 135 ... malfunctioning, central locking _____ 44 Lighting in luggage compartment, Convertible _____ 73 Limp-home...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ...Rollover Pop-up Bars, Convertible ___ 70 Roof lighting _____ 129 Roof ...Raising the soft top manually, Convertible _____ 62 Reading lights, Convertible _____ 72 ...266 SID _____ 87 SPA _____ 176 Saab Information Display _____ 87... Parking Assistance _____ 176 Saab Trionic engine management system _____ 200...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ... _____ 7 Warning lights _____ 78 Warning triangle _____ 99 Warnings and messages on SID, Convertible _____ 65 Washer fluid _____ 211 Washer jets _____ 212 Washers _____ 100 Washing _____ 252 Washing a Convertible _____ 253 Waxing and polishing _____ 253 Wear indicators, ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    288 Notes Notes
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    Fuel Recommended octane rating: Unleaded gasoline 87-93 AON For optimum performance Saab recommends: • 2.0t 175 hp - AON 90. • 2.0T 210 hp - ...upper and lower sections of the tank. Top up with a mixture of equal parts of Saab-approved antifreeze and clean water. 8 ...
  • 2005 Saab 9-3 | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ..., see section "Customer Assistance and Information". Saab Automobile AB, Trollhättan, Sweden US/CA ... on chlorine-free paper 2004-04. © Copyright Saab Automobile AB, 2004. All information and ... can depict cars fitted with extra equipment. Your Saab dealer will be pleased to inform you of the exact ...



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