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Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2003 17:45:18 GMT
From: "Spyderman" <spydernopsamere.com>
Subject: Re: 9-3 2001 SE Radio won't come on with ignition question


Thanks, I've forwarded this along to my dealer as I will be in Europe for 3 weeks and they will have my car to "play around with". Cheers, Spyder "Harvey White" <madynnopsametcom.com> wrote in message news:vgodrvoomme6li5mdfevrg0jm3h8df36ocnopsamcom... > On Sat, 15 Nov 2003 14:04:20 GMT, in alt.autos.saab you wrote: > > >Recently and for no apparent reason, the radio will not automatically come > >on with the engine and needs to manually be turned on every time. Oddly, if > >I leave my cell phone in the "in-car" kit, the radio will come back on as > >long as the phone had not turned off. One could argue that I should not be > >a lazy bum and just reach over, true but this seems to be a lost function. > >The dealer is also as stumped as I am. I tried all the funky codes > >(mute+power, wb+power, etc) but to no avail. The installers don't know what > >to make of it either. Also note that when the phone would eventually power > >down on its own, the radio would light up (turn on) and start playing. This > >was kind of spooky as we would hear music inside the garage and wonder where > >it came from. > > > >Anyone out there have any thoughts? > > The radio is looking for a signal on the plug in interface to tell it > to go to telephone mode... Now when it does that, it *ought* to say > something like "telephone active" or whatever... > > I'd pull the radio (you can get the cheap removal tools at autozone, > etc). I'd also check the connection to the cell phone (the plugin kit > connector in the back), I'd make sure that it is fastened tightly. > > Harvey > > > > >Cheers, > > > >Spyder > > > > >

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