Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 19:04:46 +0000
From: Colin Stamp <>
Subject: Re: 1999 Saab 9-3 with ABS, Pkg Brake, and Chk Engine lights on

On 20 Mar 2006 15:33:08 -0800, "parnelli" <> wrote: >Hello: > >I looked thru the old postings on this site and didn't find anything >related to my problem. I have a 1999 Saab 9-3. The ABS, Parking >Brake, and Check Engine lights are all lite up, but only after the car >warms up (on a cold day, here in Colorado). . Otherwise, on warm days >the lights are on when the car first starts up. When the lights are on, >neither the odometer nor the speedometer work. > >I didn't notice anything different with the braking until a quick stop >on ice caused my car to turn noticeably to the left. I'm assuming >this indicates a problem with the ABS. (sorry, not a gear-head). > >The local Saab shop said it is a part (again, sorry, didn't remember >exactly what part they said), but the cost is $2000. I have been >driving the car for a few weeks, while they search for a used part - >possibly costing more like $1000. > >Anyone have this problem before? Do you think it could it be anything >else? > >Thanks in advance. >Parnelli Offhand, I can't think of any single module that would cause all those faults. As a stab in the dark, I'd guess at a wiring problem. Possibly an earth behind the dash. Pulling to the side whilst braking on slippery surfaces doesn't necessarily mean the ABS isn't working, by the way. If one wheel hasn't got any grip, you won't get any braking from that wheel, with or without ABS. That will cause a pull to the side. Cheers, Colin.

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