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Posted by JerseySaab [Email] (#666) [Profile/Gallery] (more from JerseySaab) on Tue, 30 Apr 2019 09:33:12

In Reply to: Re: Tech2 Clone Unboxing (long), Jeremy R., Tue, 30 Apr 2019 08:54:46
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I just used the Tech2 on both our 9000s (1995 and 1997) and it works great. I discovered that my intermittent ABS issues are due to a hinky left front sensor on the '95 and left rear on the '97. It also alerted me that the SRS light bulb is not working ("shorted or open") in the '97. (Turns out that the entire warning panel for doors and lights is not functional, possibly a loose connection. I hadn't noticed that.)

Didn't change any settings since at this point I really don't know what I'm doing. I have some extra remotes I'd like to program if I can find the procedure.

The Tech2 worked fine just using the OBD-II port on the '97. The '95 has a diagnostic connector under the seat which powered up the Tech2 but it could not communicate with anything in the car until I plugged in the cigarette lighter attachment. (Maybe needed that to get a good ground.)

So the clone seems to work well, though one concern is that the adapters used with the DLC cable push in on a spring-loaded plate in the socket with some force and the retaining clip is attached with a very dicey-looking rivet. Though I suppose if that comes loose one could substitute a small self-tapping screw. A quick search shows that replacement DLC cables are readily available if needed.

So right now I have a card with V44 Saab software installed. I've ordered a V148 Saab card and will leave them both in the unit so hopefully it should not be necessary to deal with the tight-fitting cards too often. Also need to make a trip to the local Harbor Freight store to look for a suitable storage case.

I have no way to test if the supplied CANDI interface adapter works since I don't have any newer Saabs around to try it on.

The V44 software is available in various places, including the modified version that will correctly flash to a 32MB card. Drop me a line via email if you need it.

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