2003 Saab 9 5 Owner's Manual

2003 Saab 9 5 owners manual
Year:
2003
Make:
Saab
Model:
9 5
Rating:
(7)

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Size:
16.6 MB

Table of Contents

Owner’s Manual Saab 9-5, Model Year 2003
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
Examples of symbols that can be found in your car
10
Safety
11
Seats
12
Side airbags
12
Head restraint
12
Height
12
Legroom adjustment
13
Backrest rake angle
13
Lumbar support
13
Programmable driver’s seat (certain models only)
14
Ventilated front seats
15
Electric heating, front seats
15
Electrically heated seat cushions in the rear seat (option on certain models))
15
Head restraint
16
Rear-seat head restraints
16
Safety belts
17
Safety-belt reminder
17
Safety belt pretensioners
18
Correct position for safety belt
18
Front safety belts
19
Belt height adjustment
20
Safety belt use during pregnancy
20
Safety belt, rear seat
21
Child safety
23
Car safety tips
23
Protect your children from getting trapped in the trunk of a car
23
LATCH
24
LATCH installation
25
Child tether anchorages for forward facing child car seats
27
Lockable belt tongue
29
Integrated booster seat
31
Folding down
31
Fastening the safety belt
31
To fold the seat away
31
Airbag
33
Front passenger seat
36
Side airbags
36
Crash sensing
38
AIR BAG warning light
38
AIRBAG servicing
38
Scrapping or working on airbags and belt pretensioners
39
Frequently asked questions on function of airbags
39
Security
41
Doors
42
Door handles
42
Central locking
42
Key / Remote control
42
Electronic starting interlock (immobilizer)
43
Reprogramming lock system \x05functions
43
Locking/unlocking the car
43
Child safety locks
45
Changing the key battery
45
Trunk lid lock, 9-5 Sedan
46
Trunk Release Handle
46
Tailgate, 9-5 Wagon
47
Car alarm
48
Activating the car alarm
49
Window glass sensor
49
Electronic starting interlock (immobilizer)
49
Alarm signals
50
Panic-function
50
Overview of functions
51
Overview of LED signals and SID messages
52
Instruments and controls
55
Indicator and warning lights
56
Autochecking of lights, main instrument panel
62
Instruments
62
Tachometer
62
Odometer and trip meter
62
Reset button
62
Speedometer
63
Fuel gauge
63
Temperature gauge
63
Pressure gauge
64
Selector lever indication
65
Saab Information Display (SID)
65
Trip computer
65
Outdoor temperature (Frost warning)
66
Entering values for the functions
66
Average fuel consumption
66
Setting the date
66
Turning the Alarm and Speed warning on or off
67
Calculation of arrival time and average speed
67
Using DIST as a trip meter
67
CHECK messages
69
Night panel
69
Units and language versions
70
Selecting units and language
70
Clock
70
Switches
71
High/low beam
71
High beam flasher
71
Courtesy Headlight Feature
72
Rear fog light
72
Instrument illumination
73
Turn signal and lane change indicators
73
Front fog lights
74
Reversing lights
74
Headlight washers
75
Rain sensing wipers (option)
75
Rear-window wiper (9-5 Wagon)
76
Automatic climate control (ACC)
77
Panel vents
78
Temperature control
79
Functions
80
Air distribution
82
Programming I
83
Cancelling the programmed settings (I)
83
Programming II
84
Calibration
85
Useful tips
85
Condensation
86
Formation of ice and mist in extremes of weather
86
Fault diagnosis and maintenance, see page 242.
86
Afterheater, V6-engine cars
87
Saab 9-5 Audio System
89
Quick guide to the Saab 9-5 Audio System
91
Radio
91
Cassette player
92
CD changer (accessory/option)
92
Sound controls
93
ON/OFF
93
VOL – Volume
93
BAL – Balance
93
BAS – Bass
93
TRE – Treble
93
FAD – Fader
93
Radio
94
Preset station buttons
94
Tuning
94
Waveband selector
94
AS, Autostore
94
WB (Weather Band)
95
Cassette player
96
TAPE
96
Playback direction
96
Dolby® noise reduction
96
Eject button
96
Music search forward/reverse
97
Fast forward/rewind
97
Auto music search (Blank skip)
97
Type II (metal) tapes
52
Cleaning-due indicator
52
Tape care
98
CD player
99
Track search
99
Rapid play (passage search)
99
Fast track search
100
Random playback (RDM)
100
SCAN
100
Eject
100
CD changer
101
To select the CD changer
101
Selecting CDs
102
Track search
103
Rapid play
103
Fast track search
103
SCAN
104
Random playback (RDM)
104
Programmable functions
105
Volume-preset mode
105
Adjusting the volume
105
Speed-dependent volume (SP\x11D\x11VOL) ON/OFF
105
Loudness ON/OFF
105
Steering-wheel controls
106
Security lock
106
Technical data
107
Antennas
108
Multipath propagation
108
Adjusting the frequency steps North America/Europe
109
Fault codes
109
OnStar System
109
OnStar - Telematics
111
Using OnStar
112
OnStar is Easy
112
System status light
113
The OnStar Center
114
Connecting to the OnStar center
114
Your personal identification number (PIN)
114
The OnStar Directions and Connections Plan
114
Automatic notification of air bag deployment
114
Emergency services
114
Roadside assistance**
115
Stolen vehicle tracking
115
Accident Assist™
115
OnStar Med-Net***
115
Hands-free communication
115
The OnStar Premium Services Plan *
115
Route support
115
Ride Assist
115
Information and Convenience services
115
Online Concierge services
116
Additional Services
116
Personal Calling
116
Signing Up for Personal Calling
116
To sign up for Personal Calling, simply
116
Voice Commands
117
Voice Command Error Messages
117
Universal Commands
117
Placing a Call
117
To dial a number:
117
To dial using a ”Nametag”:
117
To redial the last number dialed:
117
Receiving a Call
117
Ending a Call
117
Storing/Deleting Numbers in Memory
118
Storing a number
118
To store a number:
118
Deleting a Number from Memory
118
Setting Tone or Voice Response
118
Units Remaining
118
Adding More Calling Minutes / Units
118
Automatic Replenishment
118
Security/Locking your System
119
Volume Control
119
Virtual Advisor
120
Calling the Virtual Advisor
120
Getting Information from the Virtual Advisor
120
Information Available
120
Weather
120
Stock Quotes
120
Sports Scores
120
News Headlines
121
E-mail Reader
121
OnStar Subscriber Website
121
Limitations
121
OnStar Operation:
122
Personal Calling:
122
Virtual Advisor:
122
Additional Information
122
OnStar Subscription Information
122
Interior equipment and trunk
123
Steering wheel adjustment
124
Horn
124
Rearview mirrors
125
Door mirrors
125
Rearview mirror
126
Interior rearview mirror with garage opener, autodimming and compass (certain variants only)
126
Rearview mirrors with auto dimming function (accessory/option)
129
Compass
130
Electric windows
61
Child safety: rear windows (ON/OFF)
132
Sunroof
132
To open:
133
To close:
52
Ventilation position
133
Emergency operation of sunroof
133
Interior lighting
134
Luggage-compartment lighting
134
Sun visors
135
Ashtrays
135
Cigarette lighters
136
Glove compartment
136
Cup holders
138
Trunk
139
Folding the rear seat, 9-5 Sedan
139
Trunk pass-through hatch
141
Tie Downs
141
Folding the rear seat, 9-5 Wagon
142
Folding the narrow section of the backrest
143
Load anchoring
144
Cargo net (accessory)
146
Sliding floor (accessory)
147
Trunk Release Handle
148
Spare wheel and tools
149
Fuel filler door
150
Opening the fuel filler door in an emergency
150
Starting and driving
151
Ignition switch
152
If the car does not start
153
Starting the engine
153
Useful tips on cold climate starting
154
Limp-home mode
155
Important considerations for driving
155
Important considerations with catalytic converters
156
Fuel filler flap
157
Refueling
158
Recommended fuel:
159
Fuel (Gasoline Engine)
160
Engine Break-In Period
161
Wearing in new brake pads
161
Gear changing
162
Manual transmission
162
Shift-up indicator for improved fuel economy (U.S. models only)
162
Towing
162
Automatic transmission
163
Lock-up function
164
Kick-down
164
Park Brake Shift lock
165
Shift Lock override
165
Overheated transmission fluid
166
Driving on hilly roads with a heavy load
166
Towing
166
Descending hills
167
Adaptive gear-change patterns
169
SPORT and WINTER modes
170
Cruise control
171
To set the desired speed
171
To increase the preset speed
171
Temporary increase in speed
171
To cancel temporarily
172
To re-engage the system
172
To reduce the preset speed
172
Disengaging the system
172
Braking
172
Brake pad wear indicators
172
ABS brakes
173
Traction Control System
175
How the system works
175
TCS OFF
175
TCS indicator
175
Turning the TCS off
176
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
176
How the ESP system works
176
ESP OFF
176
ESP indicator light
177
Turning ESP off
177
Economical motoring
178
Factors affecting fuel consumption
178
Breaking-in
178
Weather conditions
178
Driving technique
178
Road conditions
179
Engine block heater (standard equipment in Canada, accessory in U.S.)
179
Driving in cold weather
179
Tire chains
180
Driving in hot weather
181
Towing a trailer
181
Trailer hitch attachment
181
Trailer weight
182
Driving considerations
183
Trailer hitch load
184
Driving with a roof rack load
185
Fitting the roof carriers (accessory) 9-5 Sedan
185
Fitting the roof carriers (accessory) 9-5 Wagon
186
Driving at night
186
Driving with a load
187
Tires
187
Driving considerations with compact spare wheel/tire fitted
188
Driving with the trunk lid/tailgate open
188
Driving in deep water
188
Towing the car
189
Transporting the car
189
Front towing eye
189
Rear towing eye
190
Considerations when towing the car
190
Parking on a hill
196
Long-term parking
196
Jump starting
191
Saab Parking Assistance
193
Parking brake
195
Parking
195
Car care and technical information
197
Hood
198
Engine compartment, 4-cyl. engine
199
Engine compartment, 6-cyl. (3.0t V6)
200
Engine families
201
Emission control systems
201
Saab Trionic engine management system
201
ORVR (Onboard Refueling Vapor Recovery)
202
Engine
202
2.3-liter engine
202
3.0t V6 engine
202
Engine oil
203
Checking the oil level
161
4-cylinder engine
203
3.0t V6 engine
203
Oil changing
204
Transmission fluid
205
Manual transmission
205
Automatic transmission
205
Coolant
206
Brake and clutch fluid
207
Checking the fluid level
207
Brake pad wear indicators
207
Power steering fluid
208
Air filter
208
Battery
209
Charging/replacing the battery
210
Drive belts
211
Wipers and washers
212
Changing the windshield wiper blades
212
Washer jets
212
Washers
213
Changing bulbs
214
Bi-Xenon headlight (certain models only)
214
Headlight bulb for high beam (Halogen)
215
Headlight bulb for low beam (Halogen)
216
Parking-light bulb (cars with halogen low beam)
217
Parking-light bulb (cars with Bi-Xenon low beam)
217
To re-install the lamp unit
218
Rear light cluster, 9-5 Sedan
219
Trunk lid light and taillights, 9-5 Sedan
219
High-mounted stop lights, 9-5 Sedan
220
Tailgate bulbs, 9-5 Wagon
220
Rear lights clusters, 9-5 Wagon
221
Loading lighting, 9-5 Wagon
222
License-plate light
222
Side direction indicators
223
Courtesy lights (doors and floor) and luggage-compartment lighting
223
Dome light, front
223
Dome light, rear
224
Glove-compartment illumination
79
Other bulbs
224
Bulb table
225
Fuses
226
Maxi fuses
227
DICE / TWICE
227
Fuse panel in instrument panel
228
Relay panel under instrument panel
229
Fuse box under hood
172
Fuses
230
Relays
230
Wheels
232
Alternative wheels and tires
232
Tire pressure
232
Rotating tires
233
Tire markings
233
Winter tires
233
Treadwear
234
Traction
234
Wear indicators
234
Temperature
235
Date code
156
Compact spare wheel
236
Changing a wheel
237
Flat spotting
241
Air conditioning (ACC)
242
Fault diagnosis
242
Maintenance
242
Safety belts
243
Upholstery and trim
102
Cleaning and caring for leather upholstery
102
Textile carpeting
103
Washing the car
244
Waxing and polishing
104
Engine compartment
245
Touching up the paint
105
Two-coat enamel
246
Anti-corrosion treatment
246
What causes rust?
247
Preventive maintenance
247
For long trips
248
Recovery and/or recycling of automotive materials
248
Headlight aiming
250
Maintenance and owner assistance
253
Maintenance schedule
254
Service intervals
254
Engine oil and filter changes
254
Service record retention
255
Service costs
255
Owner assistance
255
Warranties and service problem assistance
255
Change of Address Notification (U.S. and Canada)
256
Service information
256
Reporting Safety Defects (U.S.A.)
256
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian government
256
Specifications
257
General
258
Engine
260
Fuel
229
Engine oil
228
Engine variants
262
Electrical system
263
Drive belts
263
Manual gearbox
264
Automatic transmission
264
Suspension
265
Steering
132
Lowest recommended tire pressure, cold tires
268
Plates and labels
269
Several of the systems in your Saab car can be adjusted to better fit your individual needs
271
Following adjustments can be done by the driver:
271
Index
273
Notes
277

FAQ about the 2003 Saab 9 5 Manual

What contains the 2003 9 5 manual?

The Saab 9 5 owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Saab to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Saab 9 5. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Saab 9 5 2003 owner's manual:

  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Saab 9 5 owners can do
  • Maintenance for your Saab 9 5, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices

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