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Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2003 21:47:45 GMT
From: "Ayar-15" <>
Subject: Hello everyone.

Hello to everyone in the group. My name is Eric, and I have a 1998 900s Turbo coupe. Red, with a black cloth interior. I've been meaning to subscribe to this newsgroup for a while, and now I am with a newfound urgency. :-) I hate to come in here and right away ask for help, but if anyone could offer any, I'd really appreciate it. The strangest thing happened today. My wife called from the mall and said the Saab was dead. From what she described, it sounded like the battery was dead, I.E. turn the key, get a rapid clicking sound. I get there, and I give it a jump start and it starts right up. I remove the cables, it keeps running. I whip out my rudimentary voltage tester, and it says the alternator is charging. I put the Mrs. in my car, and proceed to drive the Saab to Autozone. I notice on the way that the "check engine" light is on. So I get to Autozone. They hook up the battery tester, and it checks out fine. They hook up the alternator tester, and discover it's charging, but at 13 volts and only 30 amps. They plug in the code tester, and get code 1652. The guy looked it up, and he tells me something about the unit was disabled due to ASP switch failover, and maybe the power steering pump pressure switch, and an air pressure sensor switch. Nothing about the alternator. The battery was probably dead because, I later learned, the rear dome light had been left on and one of the wife's friends had run the air conditioning fan at full blast when the engine was off. Now, it seems to me that the dead battery and the check engine light with code 1652 have little in common. Like, I had two simultaneous system failures instead of one systemic fault. But maybe I'm wrong. If anyone could help me, I'd be very grateful. Thank you, Eric

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