Date: Mon, 02 Sep 2002 23:58:10 GMT
From: Ed <>
Subject: Re: SID in 1997 Saab

Mick Reehal wrote: Thank you for your responce. I will try your approach although I am afraid that I will get the responce that my car is too old. > Hi Ed, > > Had a similar problem with my climate control display on my 1998 9-5SE - > not impressed that the pix were all over the place - electrical items > should not fail so quickly. It would have cost me nearly 200 to replace > the damn thing. Car was just out of warranty so I first approached the > dealer who was sympathetic but because the car was out of warranty > couldn't do anything. > > I had noticed several folks on the newsgroup were complaining about > missing pix and did read somewhere that SAAB were aware of the problem but > didn't seem to do anything about it. Armed with this I approached SAAB GB > and politely complained that I thought it unfair that I had to replace > something that lots of SAAB owners were having problems with and that SAAB > themselves were aware of the problem. Kept it nice and polite and struck a > deal where I paid 25% of the replacement cost and SAAB picked up the rest. > Lincoln SAAB in the UK (my local dealer) went one step further in my > favour and offered to fit it for free! Cost me about 70 in the end. > > You might want to try the same approach (precedent set etc etc). > > Good luck mate - > > Mick R > > > "Ed" <> wrote in message > news:kNP69.145209$ >> A couple of years ago I bought a used 1997 Saab SE Turbo the SID was > missing >> some pixels at the time and I in my enthusiasm did not make the dealer >> replace it. I regret that move now. This apparently is a know problem > with >> this year. Will Saab honor a replacement at a lower cost or does anyone >> have any information on any campaigns being conducted by Saab? >> >> -- >> >> >> --

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