Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2005 11:28:42 GMT
From: Mark_Venture <zano6nospamnet.nospam>
Subject: New 9-3 Arc.. have some questions....


Back on New Years eve I said good by to my 1993 Saab 9000CSE. After years of faithful service it was time to retire it... Due to expenses, costs, prices, etc... I ended up getting a 2005 Pontiac G6 GT. :( Well, I wasn't happy, and thanks to my parents for taking it over, I just picked up a nice new Steel Gray Metalic 2005 Saab 9-3 Arc equipped with Drivers Package, Sun Roof and Heated Seats!! YAHOOO!! I have a couple questions I hope you all can help me with... 1. Comfort Opening feature?? According to the book, when you press and hold the unlock button on the remote control of 2 seconds, the windows are to go down and the sun roof open. It does not say exactly which windows. So I have to ask... Are all windows supposed to go down? or just the front? While the sun roof opens, only the front windows seem go down for me when using this feature, is that normal? 2. Stereo's Sound quality... My car has the Saab Infotainment (13 speaker/300W) with in-dash 6 Disc CD. I'm disappointed by it. It has too much mid range and not enough low end. Turning up the BASS knob just makes the low end muddy and doesn't really help. Is there anyway to compensate for this? or am I stuck? Considering the sound from the Clarion unit in my '93 9000Cse, I had higher hopes for this one. The Stereo's sound quality is my ONLY "complaint" about this car. 3. I'm confused about Seat and Mirror Memory... It appears that upon startup, the car's mirrors rever to one of the saved memory positions other than #1. For now, I've adjusted the seat and mirrors then saved it to all 3 memory positions. Is this selectable? i.e. what memory position is used at start up? I didn't see that in the manual. In other words, after adjusting the seat and outside mirrors where I liked them, I saved to memory position #1. The next time I started the car, the mirrors adjusted to another position. I had to press the #1 to have them go back to where I set them. My work around is storing my settings in all 3 memory poisitions, but I don't want to have to do that. 4. Maintenance schedule? My '86 9000 Turbo and '93 9000 CSE came with "coupon" books that had service scheduled every 5000 miles along with what needs to be done. The service book that came with the 9-3 just says First Int., Int, Main 30, Main 60, Main 90. So what milage figures are the First Int & Int services? Every 5,000?? or something different? 5. Phone controls on the Infotainment panel and steering wheel? (Saab web site states "Pre-Wiring for Hands-Free Phone ") Are they usable? anyway to hook my Motorola V710 (verizon) up to those controls? 5.a... In the Saab accessories catalog they have Phone Connector Harness... http://www.saabcatalog.com/retail/category.asp?catalog%5Fname=Saab+Catalog&category%5Fname=Drive9395%3APhone+Connector+Harness&Page=1 "Pre-wired power access. Facilitates installation of mobile phone. Dealer installation recommended." Any idea what this is for? Thanks!! Mark.

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