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My sons 2004 SAAB 9-3 battery kept dying. Also, the radio

Customer Question

My sons 2004 SAAB 9-3 battery kept dying. Also, the radio and SID would not turn on. Put a new battery in today. Now the radio button lights keep blinking on and off and the SID on top of dashboard is black as well as Radio display but as I said the buttons keep flashing on and off
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Saab
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.


I am sorry that you have not been helped yet. I just came online and saw your question

Did you have the key in the ignition when you replaced the battery?

Lets first do a reset of the control modules including the audio and SID. Disconnect the negative cable for 10 minutes, then reconnect and check functions. let me know the results

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No key in ignition. Ok, disconnected neg cable for 10+ mins. Same, radio screen dead, Sid screen dead, radio lights intermittently blinking on and off (all buttons) nonstop
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.


Ok, can you get me the last 8 of vin code

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.


Ok, give about 30 minutes to go thru the schematics