2000 Saab 9-3 Owners Manual and Maintenance Guide

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2000 Saab 9-3 Owners Manual and Maintenance Guide
Introduction

  • Safety

Safety belts

  • Safety-belt reminder
  • Safety-belt pretensioners
  • Correct position for safety belt
  • Front seat belts
  • Belt guide
  • Safety belt use during pregnancy
  • Safety belts, rear seat

Child safety

  • Lockable belt tongue
  • Child tether anchorages
  • Integrated booster seat
    • Folding out
    • Fasten the belt
  • Folding booster seat

Airbag (Supplemental Restraint System \”SRS\”)

  • Front passenger seat
    • AIR BAG warning light
    • SRS servicing
    • Scrapping or working on airbag and belt pretensioners
    • Frequently asked questions on function of the airbag
  • Side airbag

Instrument panel
Exterior
Interior
Engine bay: turbo

  • Warning labels

Security

  • Doors
    • Opening handle
    • Central locking
      • Key / Remote control
      • Electronic starting interlock (immobilizer)
      • Locking/unlocking the car
      • Changing the remote-control battery
      • Child safety locks
      • Trunk lock
      • Certain central lock-system functions can be reprogrammed by an authorized Saab dealer
  • Car alarm
    • Activating the car alarm
    • Window glass sensor
    • Electronic starting interlock (immobilizer)
    • Alarm signals
    • Panic-function
    • Overview of functions
      • Overview of, LED signals and SID messages

Convertible

  • General safety instructions
  • Folding the soft top
  • Raising the soft top
  • Manual raising of the soft top
  • Fault messages in SID
  • Central operation of the windows, 9-3 Convertible
  • Trunk, 9-3 Convertible
    • Trunk lid lock
      • Rear seat
    • Lowering the rear seatback
      • Trunk Pass-Through in the rear seatback for long, narrow loads
    • Cleaning the soft top, 9-3 Convertible
      • Cleaning the rear window
    • Interior lighting
    • Manually opening the fuel filler door

Instruments and controls

  • Main instrument panel
    • Warning and indicator lights
      • Autochecking of lights, main instrument panel
    • Instruments
      • Tachometer
      • Odometer and trip meter
        • Reset button
      • Speedometer (U.S. speedometer shown)
      • Temperature gauge
      • Pressure gauge
      • Fuel gauge
      • Gear selector indication
  • Trip computer SID
    • SID 2
      • Selecting the function
      • Outside temperature (warning of slippery conditions)
        • Resetting values
      • CHECK messages
      • Night Panel
        • Setting the date
      • Units and language versions
        • Selecting units and language
      • Clock
  • SID 3 (SCC)
    • Selecting the function
    • Outside temperature (Frost warning)
    • Entering values for the functions
    • Setting the date
      • Turning the Alarm and Speed warning on or off
      • Calculation of arrival time and average speed
    • Using DIST as a trip meter
      • CHECK messages
      • Night panel
      • Units and language versions
      • Selecting units and language
      • Clock
  • Switches
    • High/low beam
      • Headlight flasher
    • Courtesy Headlamp Feature
    • Turn signal & lane change indicators
    • Hazard warning lights
      • Back-Up
    • Rear fog light
    • Front fog lights
    • Instrument lighting
    • Wipers and washers
      • Windshield wipers
      • Washers
      • Rear-window wiper
  • Manual climate-control system
    • Temperature control
    • Air distribution
      • Condensation water
    • Recommended settings in severe cold
  • Automatic climate control (ACC)
    • Condensation water
    • Functions
      • Action to be taken in special types of weather
    • Calibration
      • Programming I
        • Cancelling program I
    • Programming II
      • Useful tips:
        • Extinguishing the lighting in ACC
      • ACC – 9-3 Convertible
        • Settings for various weather conditions

Audio System

  • Saab 9-3 Audio System
  • Quick guide to the Saab 9-3 Audio System
    • Radio, see page 94
    • Cassette player. See page 96
    • CD player. See page 99
      • CD changer (option). See page 101
  • Sound controls
    • ON/OFF
    • VOL – Volume
    • BAL – Balance
    • BAS – Bass
      • TRE – Treble
      • FAD – Fader
  • Radio
    • Preset station buttons (1)
    • Seeking (2)
      • Band selector (3)
      • AS, Autostore (4)
    • WB (Weather Band) (5)
  • Cassette player
    • TAPE (1)
    • Playback direction (2)
    • Dolby noise reduction (3)
    • Eject button (4)
    • Music search forward/reverse (5)
    • Fast forward/rewind
    • Auto music search (Blank skip)
    • Type II (metal) tapes
      • Cleaning-due indicator
    • Tape care
  • CD player
    • Track search (1)
    • Rapid play (passage search)
    • Fast track changes
    • Random playback (RDM) (2)
    • Eject (3)
  • CD changer
    • To select the CD changer
    • Selecting CDs (1)
      • Track change (2)
      • Rapid play
      • Fast track changes
    • Random playback (RDM) (3)
  • General functions
    • Volume-preset mode
    • Adjusting the volume
    • Speed-dependent volume (SPDVOL) ON/OFF
    • Loudness ON/OFF
  • Steering-wheel controls
    • Control functions:
  • Security lock
  • Technical data
    • Multipath interference
      • Antenna
      • Shadow effect
      • Sources of FM interference
      • Cross-modulation
      • Radio waves, FM/AM
      • Sources of AM interference
  • Installation of car phone (option)
    • Mobile phones and communications radios
      • Fault codes
        • Adjusting the frequency steps North America/Europe

Interior equipment

  • Trunk, Coup and 5-door
    • Seats
      • Side airbags (SRS)
      • Height adjustment, drivers seat
      • Legroom adjustment
      • Backrest rake angle
        • Center armrest
      • Lumbar support
      • Head restraint
      • Front seats, Coup and Convertible versions
      • Manually adjustable front seats with Easy Entry function, Coup and Convertible versions
      • Electrically adjustable front seats (certain variants)
        • Height
        • Legroom adjustment
        • Backrest rake angle
        • Memory function (certain variants)
      • Electrically heated front seats (option on some model variants/markets)
        • Electrically heated seat cushions in the rear seat (option on some model variants / markets)
        • Steering-wheel adjustment
          • Horn signal
    • Trunk lid lock
    • Lowering the entire rear seat
    • Lowering the right-hand part of the rear seat
    • Removing the parcel shelf
      • Tie downs
        • Trunk lighting
  • Tools and spare wheel
  • Manually opening the fuel filler door
  • Electrical windows
    • To open
    • To close
    • Child safety: rear windows (ON/OFF)
  • Sunroof (option)
    • Emergency operation of the sunroof
  • Interior lighting
    • Trunk lighting
  • Cup holder
  • Ashtrays (accessory)
    • Glove compartment
    • Rear-view mirrors
      • Door mirrors

Starting and driving

  • Ignition switch
    • If the car does not start
    • Starting the engine
      • Useful tips on cold climate starting
    • Important considerations for driving
      • Important considerations with catalytic converters
    • Refueling
      • Recommended fuel:
    • Engine Break-in Period
      • Wearing in new brake pads
      • Wear indicators
    • Gear changing
      • Manual transmission
      • Shift-up indicator for improved fuel economy (U.S. models only)
      • Automatic transmission
        • Lock-up function
      • Shift Lock override
        • Overheated transmission oil
      • Driving in hilly country with a heavy load
        • Towing
    • Selector positions
      • Kick-down
      • Adaptive gear-change patterns
      • The SPORT and WINTER modes
  • Cruise Control
    • To set the desired speed
      • To increase the preset speed
    • Temporary increase in speed
      • To cancel temporarily
      • To re-engage the system
      • To reduce the preset speed
    • Disengaging the system
    • Braking
      • Brake pad wear indicators
    • ABS brakes
      • Parking brake
      • Parking
    • Parking on a hill
      • Long-term parking
  • Economical motoring
    • Factors affecting fuel consumption
    • Breaking-in
    • Weather conditions
    • Driving technique
    • Road conditions
    • Engine block heater (standard equipment in Canada, accessory in U.S.)
    • Driving in cold weather
      • Tire chains
    • Driving in hot weather
    • Towing a trailer
      • Trailer hitch attachment
      • Trailer weight
      • Trailer hitch load
        • Driving considerations
    • Driving with a roof rack load
      • Installing the roof carriers (accessory)
  • Driving with a load
    • Towing the car
      • Transporting the car
      • Saab 9-3 Viggen
      • Towing a car with manual gearbox
    • Towing a car with automatic transmission
      • Jump starting
      • Driving considerations with compact spare wheel/tire fitted
      • For long trips
      • Driving with the trunk lid open
      • Driving in deep water

Car care

  • Hood release handle
    • Engine
      • Engine bay
    • Engine families
      • Emission control systems
        • Saab Trionic engine management system
        • ORVR (Onboard Refueling Vapor Recovery)
  • Engine oil
    • Checking the fluid level
    • Oil changing
    • Transmission fluid
      • Manual transmission
      • Automatic transmission
      • Coolant
        • Coolant
        • Changing the coolant
  • Brake- clutch fluid and brake pads
    • Checking the fluid level
      • Brake pad wear indicators
    • Power steering
    • Battery
    • Drive belt
    • Wipers and washers
      • Wiper blades
      • Windshield and rear window
      • Headlight wipers
      • Washer
      • Washer jets
  • Changing bulbs
    • Headlight
    • Parking lights
    • Front turn signal bulb
      • Side-mounted turn signal
    • Front fog light / cornering lights
      • Stop lights, taillights and direction indicators
      • Reversing lights and rear fog light
      • Dome light, front
      • Dome light, rear
      • Reading lamps, 9-3 Convertible
        • Other lighting
      • Bulb table
  • Fuses
    • MAXI fuses
      • DICE / TWICE
    • Fuses
      • Relay holder
    • Fuses and relays
  • Wheels
    • Alternative wheels and tires
    • Tire pressure
    • Changing the wheels round
      • Tire markings
      • Winter tires
        • Tire quality grading (cars sold in U.S.)
      • Uniform Tire Quality Grading (US)
        • Treadwear
      • Traction
      • Temperature
      • Date code
      • Wear indicators
      • Compact spare wheel
        • Changing a wheel
      • Flat spotting
      • Safety belts
  • Upholstery and trim
    • Cleaning and caring for leather upholstery
      • Textile carpeting
    • Engine bay
    • Washing
    • Waxing and polishing
    • Touching up the paint
      • Two-coat enamel
    • Anti-corrosion treatment
      • What causes rust?
      • Preventive maintenance
    • Recovery and/or recycling of automotive materials
  • Air conditioning (A/C system)
    • Fault diagnosis
    • Maintenance
    • Headlight aiming

Maintenance and owner assistance

  • Maintenance schedule
    • Service intervals
    • Engine oil and filter changes
    • Service record retention
    • Service costs
    • Owner assistance
      • Warranties and service problem assistance
      • Change of Address Notification (U.S.)
        • Service information
    • Reporting Safety Defects (U.S.A.)
    • Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian government

Technical data

  • General particulars
    • Engine
    • Engine oil
    • Fuel
    • Engine variants
    • Electrical system
      • Drive belts
    • Manual transmission
      • Automatic transmission
    • Suspension
      • Steering
    • Brake system
    • Rims and tires
  • Plates and labels
  • Several of the systems in your Saab car may be adjusted to better fit your individual needs
    • Following adjustments can be done by the driver:

Index

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