Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2003 21:02:32 +0100
From: "Tom" <>
Subject: Re: Head Scratcher Du Jour- any ideas/advice/similar experiences

I had a similar incident with my then 'a couple of months old 2002 9-3' when my son was playing with the audio system in the garage. Suddenly the volume went to max and the system did not answer pushing any button anymore. I remember it happended when we took the key out of the lock to see if the audio system would remain on; in many european cars everything shuts down when the key is removed. The system went berserk when I pushed the metal ring around the keyhole down with my finger after the key was removed. However, I don't remember the SID displaying anything out of the ordinary. When I put the key back in things went back to normal and it never happened again....... I also - maybe once a month - have a related problem: when I start the car the radio starts playing, but the controls on the steering wheel don't work at all and the SID does not display the name of the station etc. (RDS) When I shut down the audio systm by pushing the volume button and then restarting it - sometimes a couple of times - things start working again. So far my dealer has not been able to find anything wrong at all. I suspected a bad connection somewhere, but so far none has been found. I realize it probably won't help you at all, but nevertheless...... Tom (in Hoogezand, the Netherlands) "ma_twain" <> schreef in bericht > I am not an electrical engineer, but it sound like your basic radio has > a problem. These days it is not cost effective to fix it, but instead > just replace it with a new unit. Besides, the newer units are MP3 > compatible and probably 1/4 the price of a replacement Saab unit. I > think the MP3 format can hold 8 hours of music on one disc. > > kevdel wrote: > > Wondering if anyone has any ideas/advice/similar experience with this: > > > > I just celebrated my 1 year anniversary as the proud owner of a pre-owned > > 1995 SE Convertible. Some thing just happened tonight that has my baffled. > > > > I was driving up the Garden Sate Parkway and decided to turn on the radio/cd > > player. > > > > When I tried to do this I got ERROR readout on the SID. > > > > Then the disc I was listening to started to play REALLY LOUDLY but I > > couldn't turn it down- The volume control and all the other function > > controls on the radio/tape/cd panel were not responding.... > > > > I stopped, turned the car off and pulled the CD cartridge out of the trunk- > > when I restarted the car I got the ERROR message again, but I was in silence > > for the rest of my ride home, since none of the radio buttons gave any > > response. > > > > After I pulled into the driveway I left the car running and put the > > cartridge back in the player and again I got the error message and the loud > > music.. > > > > Any ideas on what causing and how to approach this? Is it serious? a fuse? I > > can't find any mention of it in the manual > > > > Thanks all > > > > Kevin > > > > >

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