2001 Saab 9 5 Owner's Manual

2001 Saab 9 5 owners manual
Year:
2001
Make:
Saab
Model:
9 5
Rating:
(3)

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Size:
14.63 MB

Table of Contents

Owner’s Manual Saab 9-5, Model Year 2001
1
Introduction
2
Instrument panel
3
Exterior
4
Interior
5
Engine compartment, 4-cyl engine
6
Engine compartment, 3.0t V6
7
Warning labels
8
Safety
11
Safety belts
12
Safety-belt reminder
12
Safety-belt pretensioners
13
Correct position for safety belt
13
Front safety belts
14
Belt height adjustment
15
Safety belt use during pregnancy
15
Safety belt, rear seat
16
Head restraint
18
Rear-seat head restraints
18
Child safety
19
Car safety tips
19
Protect your children from getting trapped in the trunk of a car
19
Lockable belt tongue
20
Child tether anchorages for forward facing child car seats
22
Integrated booster seat
24
Folding down
24
Fastening the safety belt
24
To fold the seat away
24
Airbag (Supplemental Restraint System \SRS\)
26
Front passenger seat
28
Side airbags
28
AIR BAG warning light
30
SRS servicing
30
Scrapping or working on airbags and belt pretensioners
30
Frequently asked questions on function of airbags
30
Security
33
Doors
34
Door handles
34
Central locking
34
Key / Remote control
34
Electronic starting interlock (immobilizer)
35
Reprogramming lock system functions
35
Locking/unlocking the car
35
Changing the key battery
37
Child safety locks
37
Trunk lid lock, 9-5 Sedan
38
Tailgate, 9-5 Wagon
39
Safety lock
40
Car alarm
41
Activating the car alarm
42
Window-glass sensor
42
Electronic starting interlock (immobilizer)
42
Alarm signals
43
Panic-function
43
Overview of functions
44
Overview of LED signals and SID messages
45
Instruments and controls
47
Indicator and warning lights
48
Autochecking of lights, main instrument panel
54
Instruments
54
Reset button
54
Speedometer (U.S. speedometer shown)
55
Fuel gauge
55
Temperature gauge
55
Pressure gauge
56
Selector lever indication
57
Trip computer SID
57
SCC
57
Outdoor temperature (Frost warning)
58
Entering values for the functions
58
Setting the date
58
Turning the Alarm and Speed warning on or off
59
Using DIST as a trip meter
59
Calculation of arrival time and average speed
59
CHECK messages
61
Night panel
61
Units and language versions
62
Selecting units and language
62
Clock
62
Switches
63
High/low beam
63
High beam flasher
63
Courtesy Headlight Feature
64
Rear fog light
64
Instrument illumination
65
Turn signal and lane change indicators
65
Front fog lights
66
Reversing lights
66
Hazard warning lights
66
Interior lighting
67
Washers
68
Headlight wipers
68
Rear-window wiper (9-5 Wagon)
15
Automatic climate control (ACC)
70
Panel vents
71
Temperature control
72
Functions
73
Air distribution
75
Programming I
76
Cancelling the programmed settings (I)
76
Programming II
77
Calibration
78
Useful tips
78
Condensation
79
Formation of ice and mist in extremes of weather
79
Fault diagnosis and maintenance
79
Afterheater, V6-engine cars
80
Saab 9-5 Audio System
81
Quick guide to the Saab 9-5 Audio System
83
Radio
83
Cassette player
84
CD changer (accessory/option)
84
Sound controls
85
ON/OFF
85
VOL - Volume
85
BAL - Balance
85
BAS - Bass
85
TRE - Treble
85
FAD - Fader
85
Radio
86
Preset station buttons
86
Tuning
86
Waveband selector
86
AS, Autostore
86
WB (Weather Band)
87
Cassette player
88
TAPE
88
Playback direction
88
Dolby® noise reduction
88
Eject button
88
Music search forward/reverse
89
Fast forward/rewind
89
Auto music search (Blank skip)
89
Type II (metal) tapes
45
Cleaning-due indicator
45
Tape care
90
CD player
91
Track search
91
Rapid play (passage search)
91
Fast track search
92
Random playback (RDM)
92
SCAN
92
Eject
92
CD changer
93
To select the CD changer
93
Selecting CDs
94
Track search
95
Rapid play
95
Fast track search
95
SCAN
96
Random playback (RDM)
96
Programmable functions
97
Volume-preset mode
97
Adjusting the volume
97
Speed-dependent volume (SP\x11D\x11VOL) ON/OFF
97
Control functions:
98
Security lock
98
Technical data
99
Antennas
100
Multipath propagation
100
Shadow effect
101
Sources of FM interference
101
Cross-modulation
101
Radio waves, FM/AM
102
Sources of AM interference
102
Adjusting the frequency steps North America/Europe
102
Installation of car phone (option)
103
Mobile phones and communications radios
104
Fault codes
104
OnStar System
105
OnStar - Telematics
107
Using OnStar
108
OnStar is Easy
108
System status light
109
The OnStar Center
110
Connecting to the OnStar center
110
Your personal identification number (PIN)
110
The OnStar Safety and Security Plan
110
Automatic notification of air bag deployment
110
Emergency services
110
Roadside assistance**
111
Stolen vehicle tracking
111
Accident Assist™
111
OnStar Med-Net***
111
Hands-free communication
111
The OnStar Premium Plan *
111
Route support
111
Ride Assist
111
Information and Convenience services
111
Concierge services
112
Additional Services
112
Personal Calling
112
Signing Up for Personal Calling
112
To sign up for Personal Calling, simply
112
Voice Commands
113
Placing a Call
113
To dial a number:
113
To dial using a ”Nametag”:
113
To redial the last number dialed:
113
Receiving a Call
113
Storing a number
114
To store a number:
114
Deleting a Number from Memory
114
Setting Tone or Voice Response
114
Units Remaining
114
Adding More Calling Minutes / Units
114
Automatic Replenishment
114
Security/Locking your System
115
Volume Control
115
Virtual Advisor
116
Calling the Virtual Advisor
116
Getting Information from the Virtual Advisor
116
Information Available
116
Weather
116
Stock Quotes
116
Sports Scores
116
News Headlines
117
E-mail Reader
117
OnStar Subscriber Website
117
Limitations
117
OnStar Operation:
118
Personal Calling:
118
Virtual Advisor:
118
Additional Information
118
OnStar Subscription Information
118
Interior equipment and trunk
119
Seats
120
Side airbags
120
Head restraint
120
Height
120
Legroom adjustment
121
Backrest rake angle
121
Lumbar support
41
Programmable driver’s seat (certain models only)
122
Ventilated front seats (option)
123
Electric heating, front seats (option)
123
Electrically heated seat cushions in the rear seat (option)
123
Steering-wheel adjustment
124
Horn
124
Rear-view mirrors
125
Door mirrors
125
Rear-view mirror with auto dimming function
65
Electric windows
127
Child safety: rear windows (ON/OFF)
128
Cigarette lighters (certain markets only)
131
Sunroof
128
To open:
129
To close:
45
Ventilation position
129
Emergency operation of sunroof
129
Sun visors
130
Ashtrays
130
Glove compartment
131
Cup holders
133
Trunk
134
Folding the rear seat, 9-5 Sedan
67
Trunk pass-through hatch
136
Tie Downs
136
Folding the rear seat, 9-5 Wagon
137
Folding the narrow section of the backrest
138
Load anchoring
139
Cargo net
141
Sliding floor (accessory)
142
Spare wheel and tools
144
Warning triangle
144
Fuel filler flap
145
Opening the fuel filler flap in an emergency
145
Starting and driving
147
Ignition switch
148
If the car does not start
149
Starting the engine
149
Useful tips on cold climate starting
150
Limp-home mode
151
Important considerations for driving
151
Important considerations with catalytic converters
152
Fuel filler flap
153
Refueling
154
Recommended fuel:
155
Fuel (Gasoline Engine)
156
Engine Break-In Period
157
Wearing in new brake pads
157
Gear changing
158
Manual transmission
158
Shift-up indicator for improved fuel economy (U.S. models only)
158
Towing
158
Automatic transmission
159
Lock-up function
160
Kick-down
160
Park Brake Shift lock
161
Overheated transmission fluid
162
Shift Lock override
161
Driving on hilly roads with a heavy load
162
Towing
162
Selector positions
163
Adaptive gear-change patterns
164
SPORT and WINTER modes
165
Cruise control
166
To set the desired speed
166
To increase the preset speed
166
Temporary increase in speed
166
To cancel temporarily
166
To re-engage the system
166
To reduce the preset speed
166
Disengaging the system
166
Braking
167
Brake pad wear indicators
167
ABS brakes
167
Traction Control System
169
How the system works
169
TCS OFF
169
TCS indicator
169
Turning the TCS off
170
Economical motoring
170
Factors affecting fuel consumption
170
Breaking-in
170
Weather conditions
170
Driving technique
171
Road conditions
171
Engine block heater (standard equipment in Canada, accessory in U.S.)
171
Driving in cold weather
172
Tire chains
173
Driving in hot weather
173
Towing a trailer
174
Trailer hitch attachment
174
Trailer weight
174
Driving considerations
175
Trailer hitch load
176
Driving with a roof rack load
176
Fitting the roof carriers 9-5 Sedan (accessory)
177
Fitting the roof carriers 9-5 Wagon (accessory)
178
Driving with a load
179
Tires
179
Driving considerations with compact spare wheel/tire fitted
180
Driving with the trunk lid/tailgate open
180
Driving in deep water
180
Towing the car
181
Transporting the car
181
Front towing eye
181
Rear towing eye
182
Considerations when towing the car with manual transmission
66
Considerations when towing the car with automatic transmission
182
Jump starting
183
Parking brake
185
Parking
185
Parking on a hill
186
Long-term parking
186
Car care and technical information
187
Hood release handle
188
Engine compartment, 4-cyl. engine
57
Engine compartment, 6-cyl. (3.0t V6)
190
Engine families
191
Emission control systems
191
Saab Trionic engine management system
191
ORVR (Onboard Refueling Vapor Recovery)
192
Engine
192
Engine oil
193
Checking the oil level
157
4-cylinder engine
193
3.0t V6 engine
193
Oil changing
194
Transmission fluid
195
Manual transmission
195
Automatic transmission
195
Coolant
196
Changing the coolant
124
Brake and clutch fluid
198
Checking the fluid level
198
Brake pad wear indicators
198
Power steering fluid
199
Battery
199
Charging/replacing the battery
201
Drive belts
202
Wipers and washers
203
Changing the windshield wiper blades
203
Changing headlight-wiper blades
203
Washers
204
Washer jets
204
Changing bulbs
205
Headlight bulb for high beam
205
Headlight bulb for low beam
206
Parking-light bulb
207
Front fog lights / cornering lights
207
Front turn signal bulbs
180
Rear light cluster, 9-5 Sedan
208
Trunk lid light and taillights, 9-5 Sedan
209
High-mounted stop lights, 9-5 Sedan
209
Tailgate bulbs, 9-5 Wagon
210
Rear lights clusters, 9-5 Wagon
210
Loading lighting, 9-5 Wagon
211
License-plate light
211
Side direction indicators
212
Courtesy lights (doors and floor) and luggage-compartment lighting
212
Dome light, front
212
Dome light, rear
213
Glove-compartment illumination
72
Other bulbs
213
Bulb table
214
Fuses
215
Maxi fuses
216
DICE / TWICE
216
Fuse panel in instrument panel
217
Relay panel under instrument panel
218
Relay panel under instrument panel (cont.)
218
Fuse box under hood
219
Relays
220
Wheels
221
Alternative wheels and tires
221
Tire pressure
73
Rotating tires
222
Tire markings
222
Winter tires
222
Tire quality grading (cars sold in U.S.)
222
Uniform Tire Quality Grading (US)
223
Treadwear
223
Traction
223
Temperature
224
Wear indicators
223
Date code
224
Compact spare wheel
225
Changing a wheel
226
Flat spotting
229
Air conditioning (ACC)
90
Fault diagnosis
91
Maintenance
230
Safety belts
231
Upholstery and trim
94
Cleaning and caring for leather upholstery
94
Textile carpeting
95
Washing the car
232
Waxing and polishing
96
Two-coat enamel
234
Engine compartment
233
Touching up the paint
97
Anticorrosion treatment
234
What causes rust?
235
Preventive maintenance
235
For long trips
236
Recovery and/or recycling of automotive materials
236
Headlight aiming
238
Maintenance and owner assistance
241
Maintenance schedule
242
Service intervals
242
Engine oil and filter changes
242
Service record retention
243
Service costs
243
Owner assistance
243
Warranties and service problem assistance
243
Change of Address Notification (U.S. and Canada)
244
Service information
244
Reporting Safety Defects (U.S.A.)
244
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian government
244
Saab Original Service Program M2001 USA, Canada, 9-5 Models)
245
Specifications
249
General
250
Engine
252
Fuel
218
Engine oil
217
Engine variants
254
Electrical system
254
Drive belts
39
Manual gearbox
255
Automatic transmission
256
Suspension
256
Steering
256
Brake system
257
Wheels and tires
257
Plates and labels
259
Several of the systems in your Saab car can be adjusted to better fit your individual needs
261
Following adjustments can be done by the driver:
261
Index
263
Notes
267

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