2004 Saab 9-5 Owners Manual and Maintenance Guide

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Saab 9-5, Model Year 2004 Owners Manual and Maintenance Guide
Introduction
Instrument panel
Exterior
Interior
Engine compartment
Warning labels

  • Examples of symbols that can be found in your car

Safety

  • Seats
    • Side airbags
    • Head restraint
    • Height
    • Legroom adjustment
    • Backrest rake angle
    • Lumbar support
    • Programmable drivers seat (certain models only)
    • Ventilated front seats
    • Electric heating, front seats
  • Head restraint
    • Rear-seat head restraints
  • Safety belts
    • Safety-belt reminder
    • Safety belt pretensioners
    • Correct position for safety belt
    • Front safety belts
    • Belt height adjustment
    • Safety belt use during pregnancy
    • Safety belt, rear seat
  • Child safety
    • Car safety tips
    • LATCH
    • LATCH installation
    • Child tether anchorages for forward facing child car seats
    • Lockable belt tongue
  • Airbag
    • Front passenger seat
    • Side airbags
    • AIR BAG warning light
    • AIRBAG servicing
    • Scrapping or working on airbags and belt pretensioners
    • Frequently asked questions on function of airbags

Security

  • Doors
    • Door handles
  • Central locking
    • Key / Remote control
    • Electronic starting interlock (immobilizer)
    • Reprogramming lock system functions
    • Locking/unlocking the car
    • Child safety locks
    • Changing the key battery
    • Trunk lid lock, 9-5 Sedan
    • Trunk Release Handle
    • Tailgate, 9-5 SportWagon
  • Car alarm
    • Activating the car alarm
    • Electronic starting interlock (immobilizer)
    • Alarm signals
    • Panic-function
    • Overview of functions
    • Overview of LED signals and SID messages

Instruments and controls

  • Indicator and warning lights
  • Autochecking of lights, main instrument panel
  • Instruments
    • Tachometer
    • Odometer and trip meter
      • Reset button
    • Speedometer
    • Fuel gauge
    • Temperature gauge
    • Pressure gauge
    • Selector lever indication
  • Saab Information Display (SID)
    • Trip computer
    • Outdoor temperature (Frost warning)
    • Entering values for the functions
    • Average fuel consumption
    • 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
    • High beam flasher
    • Courtesy Headlight Feature
    • Rear fog light
    • Instrument illumination
    • Turn signal and lane change indicators
    • Front fog lights (certain models)
    • Hazard warning lights
    • Reversing lights
    • Wipers and washers
      • Headlight washers (certain models)
      • Rain sensing wipers (option)
      • Rear-window wiper (9-5 Wagon)
  • Automatic climate control (ACC)
    • Panel vents
    • Temperature control
    • Functions
    • Air distribution
    • Programming I
    • Cancelling the programmed settings (I)
    • Programming II
    • Calibration
    • Useful tips
    • Condensation
    • Formation of ice and mist in extremes of weather
    • Fault diagnosis and maintenance, see page 252.

Saab 9-5 Audio System

  • Quick guide to the Saab 9-5 Audio System
    • Radio
    • Cassette player
    • CD changer (accessory/option)
  • Sound controls
    • ON/OFF
    • VOL Volume
    • BAL Balance
    • BAS Bass
    • TRE Treble
    • FAD Fader
  • Radio
    • Preset station buttons
    • Tuning
    • Waveband selector
    • AS, Autostore
  • Cassette player
    • TAPE
    • Playback direction
    • Dolby noise reduction
    • Eject button
    • Music search forward/reverse
    • Fast forward/rewind
    • Auto music search (Blank skip)
    • Type II (metal) tapes
    • Cleaning-due indicator
    • Tape care
  • CD player
    • Track search
    • Rapid play (passage search)
    • Fast track search
    • Random playback (RDM)
    • SCAN
    • Eject
  • CD changer
    • To select the CD changer
    • Selecting CDs
    • Track search
    • Rapid play
    • Fast track search
    • SCAN
    • Random playback (RDM)
  • Programmable functions
    • Volume-preset mode
    • Adjusting the volume
    • Speed-dependent volume (SP D VOL) ON/OFF
    • Loudness ON/OFF
  • Steering-wheel controls
  • Security lock
  • Technical data
    • Antennas
    • Multipath propagation
    • Adjusting the frequency steps North America/Europe
  • Fault codes
  • OnStar System

OnStar – Telematics

  • Using OnStar
    • OnStar is Easy
    • System status light
  • The OnStar Center
    • Connecting to the OnStar center
    • Your personal identification number (PIN)
  • The OnStar Safe & Sound Plan
    • Automatic notification of air bag deployment
    • Emergency services
    • Roadside assistance**
    • Stolen vehicle tracking
    • Accident Assist
    • Hands-free communication
  • The OnStar Directions & Connections Plan
    • Route support
    • Ride Assist
    • Information and Convenience services
    • Online Concierge services
  • Additional Services
    • Personal Calling
    • Signing Up for Personal Calling
      • To sign up for Personal Calling, simply
    • Voice Commands
      • Voice Command Error Messages
    • Universal Commands
      • Placing a Call
      • To dial a number:
      • To dial using a Nametag:
      • To redial the last number dialed:
      • Receiving a Call
      • Ending a Call
    • Storing/Deleting Numbers in Memory
      • Storing a number
      • To store a number:
    • Deleting a Number from Memory
    • Setting Tone or Voice Response
    • Units Remaining
    • Adding More Calling Minutes / Units
    • Automatic Replenishment
    • Security/Locking your System
    • Volume Control
  • Virtual Advisor
    • Calling the Virtual Advisor
    • Getting Information from the Virtual Advisor
    • Information Available
    • Weather
    • Stock Quotes
    • Sports Scores
    • News Headlines
    • E-mail Reader
  • OnStar Subscriber Website
  • Limitations
    • OnStar Operation:
    • Personal Calling:
    • Virtual Advisor:
  • Additional Information
    • OnStar Subscription Information

Interior equipment and trunk

  • Steering wheel adjustment
    • Horn
  • Rearview mirrors
    • Door mirrors
    • Rearview mirror
    • Interior rearview mirror with garage opener, autodimming and compass (certain variants only)
    • Rearview mirrors with auto dimming function (accessory/option)
    • Compass
  • Electric windows
    • Child safety: rear windows (ON/OFF)
  • Sunroof
    • To open:
    • To close:
    • Ventilation position
    • Emergency operation of sunroof
  • Interior lighting
    • Luggage-compartment lighting
  • Sun visors
  • Ashtrays
    • Cigarette lighters
  • Glove compartment
  • Cup holders
  • Trunk
    • Folding the rear seat, 9-5 Sedan
    • Trunk pass-through hatch
    • Tie Downs
    • Folding the rear seat, 9-5 Wagon
    • Folding the narrow section of the backrest
    • Load anchoring
    • Cargo net (accessory)
    • Sliding floor (accessory)
    • Trunk Release Handle
  • Spare wheel and tools
  • Fuel filler door
  • Opening the fuel filler door in an emergency

Starting and driving

  • Ignition switch
    • If the car does not start
  • Starting the engine
    • Starting the engine
    • Useful tips on cold climate starting
    • Limp-home mode
  • Important considerations for driving
    • Important considerations with catalytic converters
  • Fuel filler flap
  • Refueling
    • Recommended fuel:
    • Fuel (Gasoline Engine)
  • Engine Break-In Period
    • Wearing in new brake pads
  • Gear changing
    • Manual transmission
      • Towing
    • Automatic transmission
      • Lock-up function
      • Kick-down
      • Park Brake Shift lock
      • Shift Lock override
      • Overheated transmission fluid
      • Driving on hilly roads with a heavy load
      • Towing
      • Descending hills
      • Sentronic, manual mode
      • Selector positions
        • Adaptive gear-change patterns
        • 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
  • Traction Control System
    • How the system works
    • TCS indicator
    • TCS OFF
    • Turning the TCS off
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
    • How the ESP system works
    • ESP indicator light
    • ESP OFF
    • Turning ESP off
  • 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
    • Driving considerations
    • Checks before driving
    • Trailer hitch load
  • Driving with a roof rack load
    • Fitting the roof carriers (accessory) 9-5 Sedan
    • Fitting the roof carriers (accessory) 9-5 Wagon
  • Driving at night
  • Driving with a load
    • Tires
  • Driving considerations with compact spare wheel/tire fitted
  • Driving with the trunk lid/tailgate open
  • Driving in deep water
  • Towing the car
    • Front towing eye
    • Rear towing eye
    • Towing the car
    • Transporting the car
  • Jump starting
    • Charging the battery/Jump starting
  • Saab Parking Assistance
  • Parking brake
  • Parking
    • Parking on a hill
    • Long-term parking

Car care and technical information

  • Hood
  • Engine compartment
    • Engine families
  • Emission control systems
    • Saab Trionic engine management system
    • ORVR (Onboard Refueling Vapor Recovery)
  • Engine
  • Engine oil
    • Checking the oil level
    • Changing engine oil
  • Transmission fluid
    • Manual transmission
    • Automatic transmission
  • Coolant
  • Brake and clutch fluid
    • Checking the fluid level
    • Brake pad wear indicators
  • Power steering fluid
  • Air filter
  • Battery
    • Charging/replacing the battery
  • Drive belts
  • Wipers and washers
    • Changing the windshield wiper blades
    • Washer jets
    • Washers
  • Changing bulbs
    • Xenon headlight (certain variants)
    • Headlight bulb for high beam (Halogen)
    • Headlight bulb for low beam (Halogen)
    • Parking-light bulb (cars with halogen low beam)
    • Parking-light bulb (cars with Xenon low beam)
    • Front fog lights (certain variants)
    • Front turn signal bulbs
    • Rear light cluster, 9-5 Sedan
    • Trunk lid light and taillights, 9-5 Sedan
    • High-mounted stop lights, 9-5 Sedan
    • Tailgate bulbs, 9-5 Wagon
    • Rear lights clusters, 9-5 Wagon
    • Loading lighting, 9-5 Wagon
    • License-plate light
    • Side direction indicators
    • Courtesy lights (doors and floor) and luggage-compartment lighting
    • Dome light, front
    • Dome light, rear
    • Glove-compartment illumination
    • Other bulbs
    • Bulb table
  • Fuses
    • Maxi fuses
    • DICE / TWICE
    • Fuse panel in instrument panel
    • Relay panel under instrument panel
    • Relay panel under instrument panel (cont.)
    • Fuse box under hood
  • Tires
    • Inflation – Tire Pressure
    • When to check
    • How to Check
    • Tire Inspection and Rotation
    • Flat spotting
    • When It Is Time for New Tires
    • Treadwear indicators
    • Buying New Tires
    • Uniform Tire Quality Grading
    • Tire Chains
    • Tire Sidewall Labeling
    • Tire Size
    • Tire markings
    • Loading Your Vehicle
    • Tire Terminology and Definitions
    • Steps for Determining Correct Load Limit
    • Winter tires
    • Tire date code
  • Compact spare tire
    • Changing a wheel
  • Air conditioning (ACC)
    • Fault diagnosis
    • Maintenance
  • Safety belts
  • Upholstery and trim
    • Cleaning and caring for leather upholstery
  • Textile carpeting
  • Washing the car
  • Waxing and polishing
  • Engine compartment
  • Touching up the paint
    • Two-coat enamel
  • Anti-corrosion treatment
    • What causes rust?
    • Preventive maintenance
  • For long trips
  • Recovery and/or recycling of automotive materials
  • Headlight aiming

Customer Assistance and Information

  • 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. and Canada)
    • Service information
  • Reporting Safety Defects (U.S.A.)
  • Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian government
  • Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders

Specifications

  • General
  • Engine
  • Fuel
  • Engine oil
  • Engine variants
  • Electrical system
  • Drive belts
  • Manual gearbox
  • Automatic transmission
  • Suspension
  • Steering
  • Brake system
  • Wheels and tires
  • Plates and labels
  • Wheel sizes
    • Lowest recommended tire pressure, cold tires
  • Several of the systems in your Saab car can be adjusted to better fit your individual needs
  • Following adjustments can be done by the driver:

Index

  • Notes
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