Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2004 14:13:43 GMT
From: Ben <>
Subject: Re: '99 93 Battery

Thanks Steve! This sounds like the right answer as far as tech info goes. I talked to the dealer and they'll provide me with the code for the radio, so I don't expect any surprises. The trickling power source suggested by the other guys is also a great solution, and I will try it none the less ( I have an adjustable pwr supply for my electronic shop), and maybe I will not have to get into any codes and such. Thanks a bunch to all of you! Ben Quebec, Canada (-30C every night for the last 3 weeks!) >On Thu, 22 Jan 2004 20:51:52 GMT, Ben ><> wrote: > >>Hi, >> >>I need to change my battery on my 99 Saab 93 (5 door hatchback). I >>bought the car used and I don't have the codes to unlock radio/alarm >>etc. >>I didn't replace the batt yet, what should I do? Ask a Saab dealer for >>the codes? >> >>Cheers, Ben > >Ben, > >No radio code is needed for your car. The radio is "married" to your >car by the car's VIN. The radio is on the interior CAN bus or I-bus. >When the radio is turned on, it sends a request on the I-bus for the >car's VIN. If the car's VIN matches the stored VIN in the radio, it >functions, otherwise you will get a "Radio Code" message on the SID. >In this case, the message indicates this radio is not married to this >car. The radio may be married to another car or not married to any >car. > >The stored VIN is the VIN of the car that was used to "Marry" the >radio using the TECH II. This information is stored in the >non-volitale memory of the radio. The information can only be changed, >"Divorced", by the TECH II if the stored VIN and car VIN match. Thus >making it impossible to use an undivorced (stolen) radio (or CD >Changer) in another car. > >This information is valid for 1999-2003 conv US spec 9-3 and All US >spec 9-5 > >All you will have to do after changing the battery is to set the SID >and recallibrate the ACC if you have one. > >Good luck, >Steve Crowe, Master Saab Tech >Harpers Ferry, WV

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