2004 Saab 9 5 Owner's Manual

2004 Saab 9 5 owners manual
Year:
2004
Make:
Saab
Model:
9 5
Rating:
(7)

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Size:
16.71 MB

Table of Contents

Owner’s Manual Saab 9-5, Model Year 2004
1
Introduction
2
Instrument panel
3
Exterior
4
Interior
5
Engine compartment
6
Warning labels
7
Examples of symbols that can be found in your car
9
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
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
LATCH
24
LATCH installation
25
Child tether anchorages for forward facing child car seats
27
Lockable belt tongue
29
Airbag
31
Front passenger seat
34
Side airbags
35
AIR BAG warning light
36
AIRBAG servicing
36
Scrapping or working on airbags and belt pretensioners
37
Frequently asked questions on function of airbags
37
Security
39
Doors
40
Door handles
40
Central locking
40
Key / Remote control
40
Electronic starting interlock (immobilizer)
41
Reprogramming lock system functions
41
Locking/unlocking the car
41
Child safety locks
43
Changing the key battery
43
Trunk lid lock, 9-5 Sedan
44
Trunk Release Handle
44
Tailgate, 9-5 SportWagon
45
Car alarm
46
Activating the car alarm
47
Electronic starting interlock (immobilizer)
47
Alarm signals
47
Panic-function
48
Overview of functions
49
Overview of LED signals and SID messages
50
Instruments and controls
53
Indicator and warning lights
54
Autochecking of lights, main instrument panel
60
Instruments
60
Tachometer
60
Odometer and trip meter
60
Reset button
60
Speedometer
61
Fuel gauge
61
Temperature gauge
61
Pressure gauge
62
Selector lever indication
63
Saab Information Display (SID)
63
Trip computer
63
Outdoor temperature (Frost warning)
64
Entering values for the functions
64
Average fuel consumption
64
Setting the date
64
Turning the Alarm and Speed warning on or off
65
Calculation of arrival time and average speed
65
Using Dist as a trip meter
65
CHECK messages
67
Night panel
67
Units and language versions
68
Selecting units and language
68
Clock
68
Switches
69
High/low beam
69
High beam flasher
69
Courtesy Headlight Feature
70
Rear fog light
70
Instrument illumination
71
Turn signal and lane change indicators
71
Front fog lights (certain models)
72
Hazard warning lights
72
Headlight washers (certain models)
73
Rain sensing wipers (option)
73
Rear-window wiper (9-5 Wagon)
74
Automatic climate control (ACC)
75
Panel vents
76
Temperature control
77
Functions
78
Air distribution
80
Programming I
81
Cancelling the programmed settings (I)
81
Programming II
82
Calibration
83
Useful tips
83
Condensation
84
Formation of ice and mist in extremes of weather
84
Fault diagnosis and maintenance, see page 252.
84
Saab 9-5 Audio System
85
Quick guide to the Saab 9-5 Audio System
87
Radio
87
Cassette player
88
CD changer (accessory/option)
88
Sound controls
89
ON/OFF
89
VOL – Volume
89
BAL – Balance
89
BAS – Bass
89
TRE – Treble
89
FAD – Fader
89
Radio
90
Preset station buttons
90
Tuning
90
Waveband selector
91
AS, Autostore
91
Cassette player
92
TAPE
92
Playback direction
92
Dolby® noise reduction
92
Eject button
92
Music search forward/reverse
93
Fast forward/rewind
93
Auto music search (Blank skip)
93
Type II (metal) tapes
50
Cleaning-due indicator
50
Tape care
94
CD player
95
Track search
95
Rapid play (passage search)
95
Fast track search
96
Random playback (RDM)
96
SCAN
96
Eject
96
CD changer
97
To select the CD changer
97
Selecting CDs
98
Track search
99
Rapid play
99
Fast track search
99
SCAN
100
Random playback (RDM)
100
Programmable functions
101
Volume-preset mode
101
Adjusting the volume
101
Speed-dependent volume (SP D VOL) ON/OFF
101
Loudness ON/OFF
102
Steering-wheel controls
102
Security lock
103
Technical data
104
Antennas
105
Multipath propagation
105
Adjusting the frequency steps North America/Europe
106
Fault codes
106
OnStar System
106
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 Safe & Sound Plan
110
Automatic notification of air bag deployment
110
Emergency services
110
Roadside assistance**
111
Stolen vehicle tracking
111
Accident Assist™
111
Hands-free communication
111
The OnStar Directions & Connections Plan
111
Route support
111
Ride Assist
111
Information and Convenience services
111
Online Concierge services
112
Additional Services
112
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
Steering wheel adjustment
120
Horn
120
Rearview mirrors
121
Door mirrors
121
Rearview mirror
122
Interior rearview mirror with garage opener, autodimming and compass (certain variants only)
122
Rearview mirrors with auto dimming function (accessory/option)
125
Compass
126
Electric windows
59
Child safety: rear windows (ON/OFF)
128
Sunroof
128
To open:
129
To close:
129
Ventilation position
129
Emergency operation of sunroof
129
Interior lighting
130
Luggage-compartment lighting
130
Sun visors
131
Ashtrays
131
Cigarette lighters
132
Glove compartment
132
Cup holders
134
Trunk
135
Folding the rear seat, 9-5 Sedan
135
Trunk pass-through hatch
137
Tie Downs
137
Folding the rear seat, 9-5 Wagon
138
Folding the narrow section of the backrest
139
Load anchoring
140
Cargo net (accessory)
142
Sliding floor (accessory)
143
Trunk Release Handle
144
Spare wheel and tools
145
Fuel filler door
146
Opening the fuel filler door in an emergency
146
Starting and driving
147
Ignition switch
148
If the car does not start
149
Starting the engine
149
Starting the engine
150
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
Towing
158
Automatic transmission
159
Lock-up function
160
Kick-down
160
Park Brake Shift lock
161
Shift Lock override
161
Overheated transmission fluid
162
Driving on hilly roads with a heavy load
162
Towing
162
Descending hills
163
Adaptive gear-change patterns
165
SPORT and WINTER modes
166
Cruise control
167
To set the desired speed
167
To increase the preset speed
167
Temporary increase in speed
167
To cancel temporarily
167
To re-engage the system
167
To reduce the preset speed
50
Disengaging the system
168
Braking
123
Brake pad wear indicators
168
ABS brakes
169
Traction Control System
171
How the system works
171
TCS indicator
171
TCS OFF
172
Turning the TCS off
172
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
172
How the ESP system works
172
ESP indicator light
173
ESP OFF
173
Turning ESP off
173
Economical motoring
174
Factors affecting fuel consumption
174
Breaking-in
174
Weather conditions
174
Driving technique
175
Road conditions
175
Engine block heater (standard equipment in Canada, accessory in U.S.)
176
Driving in cold weather
176
Tire chains
177
Driving in hot weather
177
Towing a trailer
178
Trailer hitch attachment
178
Trailer weight
179
Driving considerations
181
Checks before driving
181
Trailer hitch load
182
Driving with a roof rack load
183
Fitting the roof carriers (accessory) 9-5 Sedan
183
Fitting the roof carriers (accessory) 9-5 Wagon
184
Driving at night
185
Driving with a load
185
Tires
186
Driving considerations with compact spare wheel/tire fitted
187
Driving with the trunk lid/tailgate open
188
Driving in deep water
188
Towing the car
188
Front towing eye
189
Rear towing eye
189
Towing the car
190
Transporting the car
190
Jump starting
191
Charging the battery/Jump starting
193
Saab Parking Assistance
194
Parking brake
196
Parking
196
Parking on a hill
197
Long-term parking
197
Car care and technical information
199
Hood
200
Engine compartment
201
Engine families
202
Emission control systems
202
Saab Trionic engine management system
202
ORVR (Onboard Refueling Vapor Recovery)
203
Engine
203
Engine oil
204
Checking the oil level
157
Changing engine oil
204
Transmission fluid
206
Manual transmission
206
Automatic transmission
206
Coolant
207
Brake and clutch fluid
208
Checking the fluid level
208
Brake pad wear indicators
208
Power steering fluid
209
Air filter
209
Battery
210
Charging/replacing the battery
211
Drive belts
212
Wipers and washers
213
Changing the windshield wiper blades
213
Washer jets
213
Washers
214
Changing bulbs
215
Xenon headlight (certain variants)
215
Headlight bulb for high beam (Halogen)
216
Headlight bulb for low beam (Halogen)
217
Parking-light bulb (cars with halogen low beam)
218
Parking-light bulb (cars with Xenon low beam)
218
Front fog lights (certain variants)
218
Front turn signal bulbs
188
Rear light cluster, 9-5 Sedan
220
Trunk lid light and taillights, 9-5 Sedan
220
High-mounted stop lights, 9-5 Sedan
221
Tailgate bulbs, 9-5 Wagon
222
Rear lights clusters, 9-5 Wagon
222
Loading lighting, 9-5 Wagon
223
License-plate light
224
Side direction indicators
224
Courtesy lights (doors and floor) and luggage-compartment lighting
224
Dome light, front
225
Dome light, rear
225
Glove-compartment illumination
77
Other bulbs
225
Bulb table
226
Fuses
227
Maxi fuses
228
DICE / TWICE
228
Fuse panel in instrument panel
229
Relay panel under instrument panel
230
Relay panel under instrument panel (cont.)
230
Fuse box under hood
168
Tires
233
Inflation - Tire Pressure
233
When to check
234
How to Check
234
Tire Inspection and Rotation
234
Flat spotting
234
When It Is Time for New Tires
235
Treadwear indicators
235
Buying New Tires
235
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
237
Tire Chains
239
Tire Sidewall Labeling
240
Tire Size
240
Tire markings
241
Loading Your Vehicle
242
Tire Terminology and Definitions
242
Steps for Determining Correct Load Limit
244
Winter tires
244
Tire date code
152
Compact spare tire
246
Changing a wheel
247
Air conditioning (ACC)
252
Fault diagnosis
252
Maintenance
252
Safety belts
253
Upholstery and trim
98
Cleaning and caring for leather upholstery
98
Textile carpeting
99
Washing the car
254
Waxing and polishing
100
Engine compartment
255
Touching up the paint
101
Two-coat enamel
256
Anti-corrosion treatment
256
What causes rust?
257
Preventive maintenance
257
For long trips
258
Recovery and/or recycling of automotive materials
258
Headlight aiming
259
Customer Assistance and Information
263
Maintenance schedule
264
Service intervals
264
Engine oil and filter changes
264
Service record retention
265
Service costs
265
Owner assistance
265
Warranties and service problem assistance
265
Change of Address Notification (U.S. and Canada)
266
Service information
266
Reporting Safety Defects (U.S.A.)
266
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian government
266
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
267
Specifications
269
General
270
Engine
272
Fuel
272
Engine oil
273
Engine variants
274
Electrical system
275
Drive belts
275
Manual gearbox
276
Automatic transmission
276
Suspension
277
Steering
277
Brake system
277
Wheels and tires
278
Lowest recommended tire pressure, cold tires
279
Several of the systems in your Saab car can be adjusted to better fit your individual needs
282
Following adjustments can be done by the driver:
282
Index
283
Notes
288

FAQ about the 2004 Saab 9 5 Manual

What contains the 2004 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 2004 owner's manual:

  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Saab 9 5 owners can do
  • Best practice for driving your Saab 9 5

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