Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 17:54:18 -0400
From: (Rob Levandowski)
Subject: Re: Saab 9-5 Problems?

In article <>, eveninggnopsamcom (Eveningg) wrote: >As for the shifter sticking in park, that is a known problem with the 9-5's. >The solenoid must be replaced. If this happens and you must get moving >immediately, you can depress the little rectangle on the upper left corner of >the shifter panel with a key or screwdriver. This will release the shifter so >that you can get out of "Park". This little tip is NOT in the manual :-p. This tip IS in the manual for the 1999 Saab 9-5 (at least in the U.S. market). It's on page 122 of my manual. After going into typical Saab detail about the actuation of the "Shift Lock override" button (i.e., 10mm travel, etc.), it contains the following note about what to do if it becomes necessary to use the Shift Lock override: "Check fuse No. 1 (see page 172). If the fuse is OK, check the battery regarding the voltage. "If the problem was cured by changing the fuse or battery, you do not have to contact a Saab dealer. "If the fuse blows again as soon as the Shift Lock feature is activated you should contact your Saab dealer." The back cover of my manual bears the legend "Art nr 41 49 04. In Canada P/N (English) 52368481A (French) 52368487A". -- Rob Levandowski

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