2004 Saab 9-3 Owners Manual and Maintenance Guide

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2004 Saab 9-3 Owners Manual and Maintenance Guide

  • Introduction
  • Instrument panel
  • Exterior
  • Interior
  • Engine bay
  • Warning labels
  • Example of symbols that can be found in your car
  • Safety
    • Safety belts
      • Safety belt reminder
      • Correct position for safety belt
      • Front safety belts
        • Belt height adjustment, Sport Sedan
        • Safety belt use during pregnancy
        • Safety belt pretensioners
      • Safety belts, rear seat
        • Safety belts rear seat, Convertible, see page 67
    • Seats
      • Manually adjusted front seats
      • Electrically adjustable front seats
      • Electric heating, front seats (option)
      • Height adjustment
      • Legroom adjustment
      • Backrest rake angle
      • Lumbar support, Sport Sedan
      • Electrically adjustable front seats (option)
      • Height adjustment and seat angle
      • Legroom adjustment
      • Backrest rake angle
      • Lumbar support, drivers seat
      • Memory function (option)
    • Head restraints
    • Child safety
      • General information on child safety
      • LATCH
      • Child tether anchorages for forward facing child seats
      • Child tether anchorages for forward facing child seats
      • Installation of child restraint using the standard safety belt
    • Airbag
      • Airbag system components
      • Front passenger seat
      • Head protection
      • Side-impact protection
      • Inflatable curtains, Sport Sedan
      • Airbag warning lamp
      • Servicing the airbag system
      • Scrapping or working on airbag and belt pretensioners
      • Frequently asked questions on function of the airbag
  • Security
    • Doors
    • Central locking
      • Remote control
      • Locking/unlocking the car
      • Locking a car with dead battery
      • Trunk lid
      • Switches on front doors
      • Child safety locks
      • Trunk Release Handle
      • Reprogramming lock system functions
      • Checking the number of remote controls
      • Changing the key battery
      • Immobilizer
    • Car alarm
      • Arming the car alarm
      • What trips the alarm?
      • Signals when the alarm is tripped
      • Panic function
      • Overview of functions
      • Quick guide, LED and Saab Information Display (SID) messages
  • 9-3 Convertible
    • Advice on soft top operation
    • Operating the soft top
      • Opening
      • Raising
    • Raising the soft top manually
    • SID warnings and messages
    • \”Easy entry\”
    • Head restraints
    • Safety belts, rear seat, Convertible
    • Roll-over protection
    • Electric windows
      • To open
      • To close
      • Deactivating the passenger door window button
      • Calibrating front electric windows with pinch protection (option)
    • Interior lighting
      • Glove box
      • Sun visor
      • Trunk lighting
    • Unlocking the trunk lid manually
    • Placing two golf bags in the trunk
  • Instruments and controls
    • Main instrument panel (Arc panel shown)
    • 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
      • Turbo gauge
      • Fuel gauge
    • Information display, main instrument panel
    • Saab Information Display (SID)
      • Profiler
      • Trip computer function of the SID
      • NIGHTPANEL
      • Clock
      • Alarm
      • System Settings
    • Switches
      • Headlight levelling
      • High/low beam
      • Headlight flasher
      • Courtesy Headlamp Feature
      • Instrument lighting
      • Front fog lights (certain variants only)
      • Rear fog light
      • Turn signal & lane change indicators
      • Hazard warning lights
      • Back-Up
      • Button for accessory, Sport Sedan
      • Priority of audible information
    • Wipers and washers
      • Windshield wipers
      • Washers
      • Headlight washers (certain variants only)
      • Rain sensor (option)
    • Manual climate-control system
      • Temperature control
      • Air distribution
        • Recommended settings in severe cold
        • Settings for various weather conditions
      • Air vents
        • Condensation water
    • Automatic climate- control system (ACC)
      • Temperature control
      • Air vents
      • Condensation water
      • Functions
        • Formation of ice and mist in extreme weather conditions
      • Calibration
      • Programming
      • Tips
      • ACC- Convertible
      • Profiler
  • Interior equipment
    • Steering wheel adjustment
      • Horn signal
    • Electric windows
      • To open
      • Comfort opening (option, certain variants only)
      • To close
        • Pinch protection
        • Calibration
        • Deactivating the rear window switches
    • Sunroof (optional)
      • To open
      • To close
      • Comfort opening (option, certain variants only)
      • Pinch protection
      • Emergency operation of the sunroof
    • Interior lighting
      • Sun visor
      • Trunk lighting
    • Cup holder
    • Power Outlet
    • Storage compartments
    • Rearview mirrors
      • Door mirrors
      • Interior rearview mirror
      • Interior rearview mirror with autodimming
      • Interior rearview mirror with garage opener, autodimming function and compass (certain variants o…
        • Autodimming
      • Compass
    • Trunk
      • Folding down the rear seat, Sport Sedan
      • Trunk Release Handle
      • Emergency opening of the narrow backrest
      • Load-through hatch, Sport Sedan
        • Convertible: There are no load-through hatch.
      • Trunk Release Handle
      • Tie down eyes
      • Trunk lighting
      • Emergency opening of the narrow backrest
        • Tools and spare wheel
  • Starting and driving
    • Ignition switch
    • Steering wheel lock
    • Starting the engine
      • Useful tips on starting the engine
      • Important considerations for driving
      • Limp-home
      • Important considerations with catalytic converters
    • Refueling
      • Refueling
      • Recommended fuel:
        • Fuel (Gasoline Engine)
        • Engine Break-in Period
          • Wearing in new brake pads
    • Manual transmission
      • Clutch interlock
    • Automatic transmission
      • Park Brake Shift Lock
      • Adaptive gear change patterns
      • Thermal transmission protection
      • Lock-up
        • Kick-down
      • Driving in hilly country with a heavy load
        • Towing
      • Descending hills
      • Limp-home
      • Selector lever positions
    • Cruise control
      • (Cruise control system)
      • To set the desired speed
        • To increase the preset speed
      • To reduce the preset speed
        • Temporary increase in speed
        • To disengage the system temporarily
        • To re-engage the system
          • To disengage the system
        • Braking
          • ABS brakes
    • Traction Control System (TCS)
      • Anti-spin system
      • How the system works
      • TCS OFF
      • TCS indicator
      • Turning the TCS off
    • Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
      • Anti-skid system
      • How the ESP system works
      • ESP OFF
      • ESP indicator light
        • Turning ESP system off
    • Parking brake
    • Parking
      • Parking on a hill
      • Long-term parking
    • Saab Parking Assistance
      • Saab Parking Assistance
      • (option)
    • Economical driving
      • Factors affecting fuel consumption
      • Breaking-in
      • Weather conditions
      • Driving techniques
        • Road conditions
      • Engine block heater (standard equipment in Canada, accessory in U.S.)
    • Driving in cold weather
      • Driving with tire chains
    • Driving in hot climates
    • Towing a trailer
      • Trailer hitch attachment
        • Recommendations for cars with automatic transmission
      • Recommendations for cars with manual transmission
      • Trailer hitch load
      • Checks before driving
        • Driving considerations
          • Reversing
    • Driving with a roof rack load
    • Driving with a load
    • Driving with the trunk lid open
    • Driving in deep water
    • Driving at night
    • Towing the car
      • Front towing eye
      • Rear towing eye
      • Towing the car
    • Vehicle recovery
      • Transporting the car
    • Driving with the compact spare tire
    • Jump starting
      • Using a battery charger/starter unit
    • For long trips
  • Car care
    • Hood
    • Engine
      • Engine families
    • Emission control systems
      • Saab Trionic engine management system
      • ORVR (Onboard Refueling Vapor Recovery)
    • Engine bay
    • Engine oil
      • Checking the oil level
      • Changing engine oil
    • Air filter
    • Transmission fluid
      • Manual transmission
      • Automatic transmission
    • Coolant
    • Brake/clutch fluid and brake pads
      • Checking
    • Power steering
    • Battery
      • Battery disconnect switch
    • Drive belt
    • Wipers and washers
    • Wiper blades
      • Washers
      • Washer jets
    • Changing bulbs
      • Autochecking of lights
      • Headlight aiming, page 257.
      • Bi-Xenon headlight, main and dipped beam (certain variants only)
      • Low beam, halogen
      • High beam, halogen
      • Parking lights
        • Front turn signal bulbs
      • Side-mounted turn signal bulbs
        • Front fog lights
      • Side marker lights
      • Stop lights, taillights and turn signal bulbs, Sport Sedan
        • Stop lights, taillights and turn signal bulbs, Convertible
      • Reversing lights and rear fog light, Sport Sedan
        • Reversing lights and rear fog lights, Convertible
        • Dome light, front, Sport Sedan
        • Dome light, rear, Sport Sedan
      • Dome light, Convertible
      • License plate lighting
        • Glove compartment lighting (certain variants only)
        • Trunk lighting, Sport Sedan
      • Trunk lighting, Convertible
        • Courtesy/floor lighting (certain variants only)
        • Other bulbs
        • Bulb table
    • Fuses
      • MAXI fuses
      • Fuse panel in end of fascia
        • Trunk fuse panel, left-hand side
        • Fuse panel in engine bay
        • Fuse panel in front of battery
    • Automatic tire pressure monitoring
    • 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
      • Compact spare
    • Changing a tire
      • Driving with tire chains, see page 176
    • 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)
      • Troubleshooting
      • Inadequate cooling
      • Maintenance
    • 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 (USA)
    • Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian government
    • Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorder
  • Technical data
    • General data
    • Engine
    • Engine oil
    • Fuel
    • Engines
    • Electrical system
    • Drive belt
    • Manual transmission
    • Automatic transmission
    • Suspension
    • Steering
    • Brake system
    • Hydraulic unit for soft top, Convertible
    • Wheels and tires
      • Recommended lowest tire pressure, cold tires
    • Plates and labels
    • Several of the systems in your Saab can be customized to better suit your individual needs. Conta…
    • Warning and indications that can be shown on the SID
  • Index
    • Notes

    Example of symbols that can be found in your car

    • No sparks, flames or smoking Refer to the Owner\’s Manual
    • Buckle up
    • Headlights
    • Windshield wipers
    • Coolant temperature
    • Radiator fan
    • Airbag Never place a rear-facing child seat in this seat Electric windows Deactivating of rear window switches Central locking, lock Central locking, unlock Trunk lid, opening
    • Direction indicators
    • Windshield washers
    • No charge to battery
    • Fuel
    • Shield eyes
    • Parking lights
    • Defroster
    • Foot brake
    • Keep out of reach of children Battery 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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