475 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Saab 9-5. 107 of these members
(22.5%) have reported electrical repairs for their car.
A total of 202 electrical repairs to Saab 9-5s--an average of 0.4 per
vehicle--have been reported.
Had the SID display module in the dash rebuilt to address the common missing pixel problem.
replaced both LH and RH HID headlight bulbs, removed LH headlight assembly to removed broken bulb glass and to free up the high beam shutter mechanism, replaced turn signal bulbs while I was in there
Major repairs on under-dash HVAC unit. Replaced broken driver side blend door lever and disassembled and lubricated passenger side blend door system and air distribution system. Major pain in the neck and back (literally). Added 12 oz R134a.
Heating system only blows hot air due to broken temperature control arm on driver's side. Shop wanted $3,500 to fix it. Installed temperature control arm myself and now the HVAC system is working properly. $20 part and less than one hour of time saved me around $3500 for the mechanic thinking I needed a new heater core and 11 hours of labor to replace. Glad I DIYed.
Auto climate control would not move air distribution drum, replaced actuator arm.
Blower motor brushes worn out, no fan output at all. Blower motor replaced. Headlight relay previously failed. Mechanic re-soldered relay contacts, replaced headlight bulb and headlight lens. Didn't charge for repair for inexplicable Saab mechanic reasons.