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Experience:  Auto repair Technician with 17 years experience.Past ASE and other certifications.
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2004 9-3 arc convertible radio died and signal light sound

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2004 9-3 arc convertible radio died and signal light sound gone
JA: Have you checked the fuses?
Customer: yes, had it at a dealer today and they think maybe the amp, but wanted 125 per hour to attempt to figure it out
JA: What year is your Convertible?
Customer: 2004
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: nothing. yet
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: no, they did a seat belt recall and that's when radio died
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Saab Mechanic about your situation and then connect you two.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Saab
Expert:  peterpete190 replied 4 months ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.

The sound amp is the most common cause for this issue here.I have seen the sound amp fail in the past before causing no signal sounds as well as radio sound failure and had to replace it before.I dont see this related to the seat belt recall unless for some reason they had disconnected the battery when the seat belt recall was done this may have caused the amp to go into a logic lock up.In this case the battery in some cases can be disconnected again for about 5 minutes then reconnected to reset this here.But most of the time the sound amp itself needs replaced.

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Thanks Pete