Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2002 18:55:39 -0600
From: Captain Freedom <>
Subject: Re: Battery replacement Nightmare!

Decided to replace battery in my 99 9.3 because engine cranking was slowing down noticeably. Removed Neg. clamp, then removed Pos. clamp, then removed battery. Put new one in. Attached Pos. clamp, then Neg. clamp. Started car, set time & date in SID. Cranks very good now and no other anomolies were present. Did not even loose preset radio stations. John. 78 99EMS, 88 90016V, 87 9000T, and 99 9.3 Gozer wrote: > My thought was, and I could be completely wrong in Saab's situation, was > that the security system may be designed to detect foul play in the wiring > while the ignition is off. I've installed a couple aftermarket car security > systems that monitor voltage changes (+/-). To do so, I would suspect the > system would have enough juice stored in capacitors to act independently and > to disable the starter and/or allow the security system save the error code > for the next time it has power (hence the symptoms after he put the new > battery in). I don't believe the Saab security system will disable the > starter, but it could certainly detect someone trying to bridge the ignition > system (positive wire) and save an error code. In such a situation the > security system would care less if you disconnected the ground. That would > mean the whole car is dead anyway. > > That was just my semi-educated theory, right or wrong > > Gary > > >

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