1999 Saab 9-5 Electrical Problems

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1999 Saab 9-5 repairs by problem area

Engine (46%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (2%)

Brakes and Traction Control (12%)

Suspension and Steering (10%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (5%)

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1999 Saab 9-5

Engine not specified

144000 mi

US $60
Passenger side blend door replaced Alternator replaced Battery replaced 
206000 mi

US $508
Engine starter was replaced. 
200000 mi Saab 9-5 alarm system batteries go bad after 8+ years. Alarm will go off while driving the car and other random times. I pulled the plug that supplies power to the alarm. There are YouTube videos that explain how. 
148000 mi

US $88
The drivers side front window would not go back up (it would only go down). Was apparently a problem with the window motor.  

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1999 Saab 9-5 4-door

turbocharged 6-cylinder automatic 2WD

134000 mi Trunk would not open due to electrical failure. 
147000 mi

US $600
Ac & heat would not always work. Told it was the blendors,the plastic insides of the system? Cost of part was not that high but the labor to remove the dash, etc. is what cost so much. 

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1999 Saab 9-5 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder manual 2WD

124000 mi

US $100
No heat on drivers side replaced broken motor arm for stepping unit; still no heat on DS. Will replace cabin filter next to see if that solves the problem. 
142000 mi

US $125
A/C stopped working, stuck on heat 
92000 mi

US $41
Power window switch failed 

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1999 Saab 9-5 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

132000 mi Total failure of alternator. Replaced with remanufactured one with 2 yr warranty-cost of unit $195.00 baance for difficult labor. 

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1999 Saab 9-5 Electrical Problems

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