Date: Thu, 04 Mar 1999 12:46:08 GMT
From: (Mark Brown)
Subject: Re: Central Locking System

Thanks for the answers...Just one more question comes to mind... Before I go back to the dealer to have them set the locks and alarm the way I want it...What other options can be set with this Tech2, that I might like? Is there a list of what can be set? (Steve Crowe) wrote: >On Sat, 27 Feb 1999 16:30:44 GMT, (Mark >Brown) wrote: > >>I just purchased a 99 9-3 convertible...I love it, but one thing I >>find annoying, is that there is no button to lock the doors..The >>button for that is replaced by the all window open button on the >>Conv... >>In the manual it says that the central locking system can be set to >>auto lock the doors when the car starts moving and to auto open them >>when the key is removed...Is this something I can set? > >Only if you have a Tech2 and know how to use it. The Tech2 is the Saab >tech's interface with the car's computers. Some independents have them >now. The tool is anywhere from $2K to $3.5K depending on who you buy >it from. > > >If it can only >>be set by the dealer, is it something they do for free or is there >>generally a charge for this? > >The dealership where I work does not charge for this to OUR new car >customers. > >> >>Also, is there anyway to get the alarm to not chirp when arming and >>disarming...I want the alarm to work and the lights to blink (to let >>me know its been set), but I could live without the chirp... > >Yep, again with the Tech2. You can set the beeps from 0 to 7 for each >event( ie. unlock, lock, trunk unlock, etc.). You can also do things >like have a self-activate, so that the alarm will arm itself after a >programmable amout of time. > >>This is my first Saab, after many years of owning Toyota Celica >>convertibles...don't know why it took me so long to notice the Saab. >>One heck of a vehicle. > >Yeah, I like them a lot. I started at a Saab dealer in July of 1994 >(19 total years as a tech), so I got to see the horrors of the early >NG900 convertibles. It got so bad, that I would pray for a rainy, cold >spring. > >The 9-3 convertibles however have been very trouble-free. Yes, things >still can and do go wrong, but it is rare. Consideing that we have had >the car close to a year now. > >Sometimes, I wish I could afford one. Enjoy yours in good health. > >Steve Crowe ASE CMAT/L1, Saab Qualified level tech. >Frederick, MD > > >>--------------------------------------------------------------- >>It is more important to affix the blame than to fix the problem >> --------------------------------------------------------------- It is more important to affix the blame than to fix the problem

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