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Old 11-28-2017, 10:23 AM   #41
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I have reset the ECU, it actually has a different one in it since I bought the car.

Planning to try swapping the Forge BPV that came on the car with a known good stock valve, test drive, if no change, check/clean TB, and if no change, drop the DP.

I was just curious if anyone has run into this before and knew where I should start.
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Old 11-28-2017, 04:47 PM   #42
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Probably took my last road trip in this 02 this week, to pick up the new-to-me 04.

Christ dude. Envious as hell, spread the wealth!
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The 04 has an issue preventing it from coming up to normal operating temperature, which also means little to no heat in the cabin. Important to note that on my 500 mile ride home, the heat worked and the temp gauge read normal.

PO told me he replaced the tstat just before I picked it up, he said the car was working fine but he thought the gauge was reading lower than normal so he replaced it. I was driving it a week or so ago and the temp gauge quit working, so I assumed faulty ECT even though a code never popped up. I replaced that, and the gauge now reads very low.

My question is, should I be checking the PO's work on the thermostat job, or is there something else that could be causing it to run cold?
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Posted this on the FB group also but might as well ask here in case someone had the same problem (this is on the 02, the 04 sold a couple weeks ago):

Haven't been able to find anything on this issue elsewhere. It seems to be mostly a problem when outside temps are lower.

Most of the time when I turn the key from engine running to lock, everything works properly with all the lights etc going off and the radio stays on until I pull the key out.

But sometimes, instead, as soon as I turn the key, the radio cuts off with the key still in the ignition, and the headlights are on (no other lights on) whether I had them on when I shut the car off or not. When this happens, the lights stay on even when I pull the key out. Cycling the key back to on (don't have to start the car, just turn the key to on and back off) returns it to normal.

Anybody run into this and fix it?
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Old 05-24-2019, 10:41 AM   #45
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Got all new shocks/struts/springs and ball joints, all new OE stuff thanks to WSW's tip about eSaab. It's like a different car.

These also came in the mail today from Troup, gonna be a whole lot of work but I can't wait. I've been looking for another set for the wagon ever since I (stupidly) sold my Viggen with the set I found last summer.
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A quick sandblast should clean those right up no?

I regret selling my 17" RK1's as well... I have some 16" RK1's that I ran for the winter, they look really great. If I had another set I'd be more than happy with running 16's in the summer as well. They just look goooooood.
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A quick sandblast should clean those right up no?
Yeah, I'm thinking so. The story goes that someone started stripping the paint off for a refinish and then never ended up doing anything else.
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Yeah, I'm thinking so. The story goes that someone started stripping the paint off for a refinish and then never ended up doing anything else.
That someone was me! Some should be close to bare metal, others will need some elbow grease
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That someone was me! Some should be close to bare metal, others will need some elbow grease
I thought you were on this forum. Glad it worked out with you and Jon and I was able to benefit as a result.

I should be doing something with these soon, I just need to get a few other irons out of the fire first.
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Did some things to this car since the last update:

New A/C compressor and condenser. System works, no leaks, but I don't always get cold from the vents because I still need to fix the blend door motors.

Polished up the headlights and installed euro corners:


Put green LEDs in the displays and white LEDs in the puddle lights throughout:


Aaaaand I just picked up the RK1s from the powder coater yesterday:


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Headlights look great! What clear corners are those?
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They're ProParts, OEM were a little too spendy for me and I have no problem with certain stuff from PPS, esp if it's really easy to get to if it screws up and needs replaced.

I bought them on eBay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Saab-9-5-02...2105%7Ciid%3A1

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Saab-9-5-02....c100005.m1851
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They're ProParts, OEM were a little too spendy for me and I have no problem with certain stuff from PPS, esp if it's really easy to get to if it screws up and needs replaced.
Oh, nice. I was never able to find cheap alternatives on eBay. I guess I never looked internationally. They look just like my OEM ones. I'll keep that in mind for the Glacier Blue wagon.
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Same here. I had no luck finding anything until I searched on ebay.co.uk, I went there looking for a used OEM set and found these instead.

They don't have the metal clips on them, but you could either transfer those, or since mine were already missing on my orange ones I just don't have them and everything seems fine.
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