Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2005 20:10:56 GMT
From: "Al" <alistairdorenospamo.com>
Subject: Re: Saab 9000 Imobiliser


"Charles C." <c.k.christacopoulos_removeme_nospamee.ac.uk> wrote in message news:430397ee$0$21381$db0fefd9nospam.zen.co.uk... > Al wrote: >> Saab 9000 Anniversary 2.0LPT 1998 > > Answers based on a 1997 CSE with the factory fitted alarm and immobiliser. > I have not read the manual .... if the info is written anywhere. > >> >> 3 Questions: >> >> 1/ Does the immobiliser automatically immobilise the vehicle if you >> wander off for a few minutes after turning the ignition off? i.e. like >> when you go to pay for petrol (Gas) and leave the car open but take the >> keys with you? > > Yes. > >> >> 2/ In this situation is it reset by arming and disarming with the >> "plipper"? (Key fob buttons) > > Yes ... and the doors lock and unlock. > > OR > > You turn the key in the ignition to the normal running position (one notch > before the starter motor turns) and then press the thingie button. The > immobiliser goes off without the doors locking and unlocking. Watch the > red led (see below for what I mean) it will go on for a second or so when > the immobiliser comes off. > >> >> >> MOST IMPORTANTLY >> 3/ How does it immobilise the car exactly? i.e. what system/s does it >> turn off? > > No comment don't know > >> >> I have a theory about a recent breakdown, but I want some answers first >> before I publicly embarrass myself!!! >> ;-) >> Al >> >> >> >> > > You got a flat battery and with jumper leads you could not restart it? It > happened to me - or rather the car park attendants who tried to deliver my > car. No its worse than that...... > Some points to note. > If the key stays in the ignition the immobiliser does not come on. > If you unlock (with the remote) the car and you do not open a door I > believe the immobiliser does not come on. > > Do you have the little red LED on the dash board? If it flashes once > every little while ... the car is locked and immobilised. > > If it has two quick flashes and then nothing until the next two quick > flashes the car is immobilised. > > FINALLY ... the batteries in your key fob(s) will soon die. I had to > replace the batteries in both my fobs (the 2nd fob done a month ago) and > the car is from circa September 1997. BUY the batteries now or else you > will be truly immobilised ;-) > > If it helps at all. > > Regards > Charles > > > -- > > Please remove _removeme_ to reply. > Work: http://www.somis.dundee.ac.uk/ > Hobby: http://www.egothor.org/

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