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 Post subject: Saab security.
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:28 pm 
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Does anyone know what type of alarm came as standard on a 900 t16 ruby ?



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 Post subject: Re: Saab security.
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Did they come as standard??

Cobra alarms were popular back then with the dealers.

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 Post subject: Re: Saab security.
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:26 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Saab security.
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Thatcham Categories and requirements...

https://www.thatcham.org/files/pdf/Defi ... gories.pdf


A pdf to look at for individual car ratings with original factory alarms...

https://www.thatcham.org/files/pdf/Vehi ... 202017.pdf

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 Post subject: Re: Saab security.
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:54 pm 
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wrighar wrote:
Cobra alarms were popular back then with the dealers.

And Saab eventually produced some Saab-branded Cobra alarms. However, Phillips alarms were also fitted by dealers and are more likely around that age of car.
If you're looking to find out what security system is fitted in a car for insurance purposes, it could be anything. Saab didn't factory-fit an alarm to the Classic 900, as far as I know, except for the US market. In fact it wasn't until about 1995 that they started fitting security at the factory for UK models. Lots of Saabs have had aftermarket alarms fitted when new or quite young and many have had these replaced by something else later on.

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 Post subject: Re: Saab security.
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:46 pm 
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Rather worryingly, mine has a "Laserline" immobiliser fitted (in 1996) - you have to put a little dongle in a socket before you try to start it, otherwise it just churns away to itself. Gawd only knows where the wiring goes - next job (of many) is to see whether they are still going ...

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 Post subject: Re: Saab security.
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:05 pm 
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David Wilson wrote:
Rather worryingly, mine has a "Laserline" immobiliser fitted (in 1996) - you have to put a little dongle in a socket before you try to start it, otherwise it just churns away to itself. Gawd only knows where the wiring goes - next job (of many) is to see whether they are still going ...


Friend of mine had same thing fitted for his Escort RS Turbo, I saw this and then went one step higher and had a immobiliser fitted to my Galant GTi where I only needed to have the dongle dangling off the key ring, no need to hold it against anything, that was progress! Just a plain immobiliser and fitted professionally but with time and patience all the wiring can probably be traced.

Anyway my '92 T16s has a Serpi-Star (Sigma?) and is all bundled into the passenger footwell and the siren bolted to the front right wheel arch near the battery. Has 2 ultrasonic sensors at the bottom of the a-pillars (probably too lazy to install them further up) and it does still work, when it wants to, remote central locking but sometimes it won't lock when arming, none of the lights now flash (indicators) and recently it has been going of for no reason and after I had turned down the sensitivity. I've got a crack free dashboard to swap in and reckon then I'll trace all the wiring and remove it for something more modern....


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 Post subject: Re: Saab security.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:34 am 
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wrighar wrote:
Did they come as standard??

Cobra alarms were popular back then with the dealers.


My Ruby has a Cobra alarm fitted. As already said Saab never factory fitted alarms 'til 1995 or so. My 1994 Griffin also had a Cobra alarm.

David Wilson wrote:
Rather worryingly, mine has a "Laserline" immobiliser fitted (in 1996) - you have to put a little dongle in a socket before you try to start it, otherwise it just churns away to itself. Gawd only knows where the wiring goes - next job (of many) is to see whether they are still going ...


I had this fitted to my 1990 900i convertible. It disabled the fuel pump. If you PM me I'll tell you where the wiring probably goes. I don't feel it's wise to post how to disable security systems on the internet.

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 Post subject: Re: Saab security.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:08 pm 
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Many thanks - will do as soon as the system decides I've been on the system long enough to send PMs!

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 Post subject: Re: Saab security.
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Just one more post and you should be able to PM, David

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 Post subject: Re: Saab security.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:21 pm 
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Many thanks!

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