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Owner’s Manual Saab 9-3 M2002 11 35 47 59 Saab 9-3 Audio System 93 OnStar - Telematics 111 Interior equipment, trunk 123 Starting and driving 145 Car care 185 Maintenance and owner assistance 229 Technical data 233 Index 247

© Saab Automobile AB 2001 Service Readiness, Saab Automobile AB, Trollhättan, Sweden Printed in Sweden

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NOTE

NOTE texts warn of potential damage to the car if the recommendations are not followed.

Since the policy at Saab is one of continual improvement, we retain the right to incorpo- rate modifications and to alter specifications during production without prior notice. If you have any queries concerning your car, its equipment, the warranty conditions or the like, your Saab dealer will be pleased to help.

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Introduction This manual provides practical guidance on driving and caring for your Saab. The Saab 9-3 is available with a 2.0L turbo-engine, 185 hp (Canada only) or 205 hp or a 2.3L turbo-engine, 230 hp. Although the manual describes the most important differences between model vari- ants, it does not include precise specifica- tions of the different variants. Some differ- ences also occur to meet special legal requirements in different countries. Importation and distribution of Saab auto- mobiles, spare parts and accessories are handled exclusively by General Motors of Canada Limited in Canada and by Saab Cars USA, Inc. in the U.S.A. We recommend that you read through the manual before taking the car out for the first

time and that you keep it in the car for future reference. To find a specific item, use the overviews given on pages 3-6. A list of contents is given at the beginning of each section of the manual, and there is also a comprehensive index at the back of the book. Supplied with the car is a Warranties and Service Record booklet and a tire warranty folder which specifies the regular mainte- nance to be carried out. The book also con- tains important warranty conditions:

WARNING

WARNING texts warn against the danger of injury if the specified instructions are not followed.

Best wishes, Saab Automobile AB

Saab Automobile AB does not accept liability for any damage caused by the fitting of spare parts, exchange parts or accessories that are not approved by Saab Automobile AB. The specifications, design particulars and illus- trations included in the manual are not binding.

Instrument panel

High/low beam ________________ 75 Parking lights __________________ 75 Daytime running lights ___________ 75 Changing bulbs _______________ 200

High/low beam control stalk 75 Direction indicators _______ 76 Cruise Control __________ 163

Rear fog light ___________ 77 Front fog lights___________ 77

Instrument lighting ________ 78

Steering-wheel-mounted controls, Audio System __ 106

Warning and indicator lights _____ 60 Tachometer __________________ 66 Speedometer _________________ 66 Odometer and trip meter ________ 66 Gauge showing turbo pressure ___ 67 Fuel gauge __________________ 68 Temperature gauge ____________ 67

Ashtrays (accessory) __________ 135 Cigarette lighter (accessory) ____ 135

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Trip computer (Saab Information Display, SID) __ 69 Night panel __________________ 73 Clock _______________________ 74

Washers and wipers ______ 78 Rear-window wiper _______ 79 Replacing wiper blades __ 198

Audio system____________ 94 CD player _____________ 100

Hazard warning lights _____ 76

Climate control system: manual _______________ 80 Climate control system: automatic _____________ 84 Car care ______________ 185

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Seat heating controls ____ 129

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Sunroof _______________ 132 Convertible _____________ 48 Washing the car ________ 220 Waxing and polishing ____ 221 Touching-up of paintwork _ 221 Anticorrosion treatment ___ 222

Taillights ______________ 202 Stop lights _____________ 202 Light switches ___________ 75 Changing bulbs _________ 200

Towing ________________ 179 Towrope attachment eyes _ 179 Towing a trailer _________ 173

Trunk lid lock ___________ 138 Lowering the rear seat ____ 138 Trunk _________________ 141 Spare wheel ___________ 143 Tools _________________ 143 Lighting _______________ 202

Driving with a roof rack load ____ 176 Mounting of roof rack __________ 176 Maximum loads ______________ 234

Hood release handle __________ 186 Engine compartment: washing __ 220

Headlight switches _______ 75 High/low beam control stalk 75 Turn signal & lane change indicators ______________ 76 Headlamp wipers _______ 198 Changing bulbs ________ 200

Central locking __________ 36 Interior locking buttons ____ 37 Trunk lock ______________ 40 Child safety lock catch ____ 39 Car alarm (Anti-theft system) 41

Fuel filler door __________ 151 Refuelling _____________ 151 Fuel grade ____________ 239 Fuel gauge _____________ 68 Fuel economy __________ 170

Tires & Rims_____________ 211 / 242 Tire pressure ___________ back cover Driving in cold weather ________ 171 Brakes and braking ___________ 164 Compact spare wheel _________ 214 Changing a wheel ____________ 215

Interior

Internal rearview mirror ________ 137 Door mirrors ________________ 137 Vanity mirror ________________ 134

Interior lighting switch _________ 133 Interior lighting: changing bulbs __ 204

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Power steering _________ 241 Steering-wheel adjustment 131 Airbag _________________ 28

Seat adjustment ________ 124 Safety belts _____________ 12 Seat heating ___________ 129 Rear seat _____________ 138 Folding down the rear seat 138 Child seats _____________ 19 Upholstery: cleaning _____ 219

Safety belts _____________ 12 Safety-belt care ________ 218 Airbag _________________ 28 Child seats _____________ 19 Child safety lock catch ____ 39

Glove compartment _____ 135

Manual transmission ____ 155 Automatic transmission __ 156

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Center console ______________ 130 Electric windows _____________ 130 Sunroof ____________________ 132 Convertible __________________ 48 Ignition switch _______________ 146 Starting the engine ___________ 147 Engine break-in period ________ 155 Parking ____________________ 168 Driving in hot/cold weather _____ 171

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Warning labels ___________ 7 V.I.N. number __________ 243 Engine number _________ 243 Gearbox number ________ 243 Color coding ___________ 243

Ignition system _________ 240 Drive belt ______________ 197 Alternator _____________ 197 Spark plugs ____________ 240 Catalytic converter ______ 150 Simple fault tracing (A/C, ACC) ____________ 226

Turbo-compressor ________ 67 Pressure gauge __________ 67 Important considerations for driving _____________ 148 Technical data: engine ___ 237

Engine: description ____________ 188 Engine oil, level control and topping up _______________ 190 Engine oil: changing ___________ 190 Oil grade_____________________ 237

Brake system ________________ 241 Brake fluid __________________ 194 Brake pads __________________ 194 ABS brakes _________________ 164

Fuse panels ___________ 206 Changing a fuse ________ 206 Table of fuses __________ 208 Relays _______________ 210

Coolant, checking and topping up ________ 192 Coolant _______________ 192 Temperature gauge ______ 67 Driving in hot weather ____ 173 Driving in cold weather ___ 171

Washer fluid ___________ 199 Topping up with fluid _____ 199 Washer jets ___________ 199 Wiper/washer control stalk _ 78

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Manual transmission __________ 191 Automatic transmission ________ 191 Transmission oil ______________ 191 Gearbox: technical data ________ 240

Steering servo _______________ 195 Fluid checking and topping up ______________ 195

Battery _____________________ 195 Battery charge _______________ 195 Jump starting ________________ 181

Warning labels

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Radiator fan: The radiator fan can cut in even after engine has been switched off.

Drive belt: Moving belt. Do not touch while engine running.

Coolant: Never open while engine is hot. Escaping coolant under pressure can cause serious injuries.

A/C system: Refrigerant at high pressure. Do not undo or remove any connections in the A/C system until the system has been emptied. Working the wrong way may result in injury. Work on the A/C system must be left to qualified personnel only. For working instructions, see the Workshop Handbook. The A/C system complies with SAE J639. Refrigerant: 770 g of R134a. Compressor oil: 150 cc PAG Oil SP-10, or SAAB oil 4759106 SP-10.

(cid:127) AVOID SPARKS, AVOID OPEN FLAMES, NO SMOKING (cid:127) PROTECT YOUR EYES (cid:127) KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN (cid:127) ACID (cid:127) SEE MANUAL (cid:127) FLAMMABLE GAS

Battery: (cid:127) No sparks, flames or smoking. (cid:127) Shield eyes, explosive gases can cause blindness or injury. (cid:127) Sulphuric acid can cause blindness or servere burns. (cid:127) Flush eyes immediately with water. Get medical help fast. (cid:127) Do not tip battery, do not open battery. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

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CANADA

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USA

AIR BAG WARNING Flip visor over

CANADA

Wheel changing: Intended for the Saab 9-5 and 9-3. Use the jack only on firm, level ground. Use blocks. Max. jack load: 2200 lbs. (1000 kg). For further information, see the manual.

Belt beam Warning for pinch risk due to movable parts when beam is in unlocked position.

USA

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WARNING DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur. (cid:127) Children 12 and under can be killed by the air bag. (cid:127) The BACK SEAT is the SAFEST place for children. (cid:127) NEVER put a rear-facing child seat in the front. (cid:127) Sit as far back as possible from the air bag. (cid:127) ALWAYS use SEAT BELT and CHILD RESTRAINTS

Long loads Always SECURE LOAD to prevent it from shift- ing during transport. An unsecured load could cause passenger injuries in braking situations or in the event of a crash. Cover sharp edges with a protective wrap.

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Soft top, Saab 9-3 Convertible Push the handle in before driving away. There would otherwise be a risk of injury.

Soft top, Saab 9-3 Convertible Do not lean over top or sit in the rear seat while activated.

Brake fluid Clean filler cap before removing. Use only Dot 4 fluid from sealed container.

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Jack – The jack is designed only for changing a tire or mount- ing tire snow chains. – Car must be level and jack must be placed on firm and level ground. – Never crawl under car while it is jacked up. JACKING INSTRUCTIONS

1 Set parking brake and shift transmission to park. 2 Fit top of jack into jacking point next to wheel that to

be changed (See illustration).

3 Crank jack until so that car begins to lift. 4 Remove center cap by inserting a screw driver under

cap prying up.

5 Using socket wrench in tool kit, loosen wheels bolts

one-half turn.

6 Raise car so that tire clears ground. Loosen wheel

bolts completely and remove wheel.

7 Mount spare wheel and tighten bolts enough so

wheel is not loose.

8 Lower car. Tighten wheel bolts in crosswise order

(See illustration).

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