Date: 12 Jun 2002 15:30:35 GMT From: davehinznopsamcop.net Subject: Re: what about anti-thief solutions in Saab models?
Someone who looks an awful lot like Lee and Patrick <pbuckleynopsamr.com> wrote: > To deviate only a little from this thread, I have a 1988 900s which I am > working on, and whenever the battery is connected, there is a red light > blinking next to the cassette deck... is this a passive alarm of some sort? > If not, what is it for? It's a blinky light, the intent of which is so that people don't steal your radio. If the radio is removed from your car, or you lose power, you'll need to plug in a 4-digit code before it works (if you have the stock radio, that is). Basically it's a way of telling the lowlife scum that wants your radio to go steal one from someone else. Newer Saab radios are even more secure in this regard - they'll only work in a Saab, and they have to be "married" to the car by someone with the right equipment. Unfortunate that it comes to that, but if it makes someone not break into my car to take my radio, I'm all for it. Dave Hinz