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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:33 pm 
Saab Nut
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Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:47 am
Posts: 1355
Car Model: 9-5
Boot lock has stopped opening from the fob or the button on the door, I can hear something clicking behind the dash and have tried a different solenoid which makes no difference. I assume it will be the wires in the flexible sction to the boot lid?

BUT, odd thing is, when this happened, the date and time appear to have reset themselves (to mid-day and 01/01/2004). Why? Or is something more sinister happening......


PS. Great move by GM to remove the manual lock from the bootlid!

PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:46 pm 
Talking Turkey
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Joined: Mon Apr 02, 2007 11:52 am
Posts: 23278
Location: not in a SAAB.
Car Model: One of the first RHD 9-5s
Almost certainly the boot loom that has failed. No easy way to get in once this happens other than dropping the rear seats and pulling all the boot lid trim off and manually pulling the catch.

Ive just stuck a Mk1 bootlid on my facelift and I have a full set of locks so will have restored the get out of jail free card.

Failed boot loom can do all sorts of weird things to the car. At one point the wifes car had the reverse sensors permanently enabled and working. Annoying in traffic.

52 9-5 2.0LPT Vector Sport B235R/GT17562
05 9-5 Aero with all the options.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:57 pm 
Luger Lout
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Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2008 6:00 pm
Posts: 21357
Location: Swindon
Car Model: Estella. 2008 Manual 9-5 D
Whereabouts are you Andy? I have a couple of bootlooms. One has been repaired, t'other is mint. If you can get to Swindon, you can pick one up. FOC!

One is probably a 1999 loom. T'other might be a 2002 one. Dunno. I won't check part numbers for FOC stuff. Get to Swindon, get a late Christmas present!


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