Saab 9-3 2004-2012 Tire Pressure Monitoring System TPMS Reset
Simple to follow procedure on how to reset/relearn the TPMS service maintenance indicator warning light on Saab 9-3 for the year 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2012.
No special tools are required to perform this relearn procedure.
Sensor Relearn Procedure:
1. Inflate all tires to pressure listed on tire placard.
2. System relearns itself during normal driving conditions.
About Saab 9-3
The first generation 9-3 (1998-2003) is based on the GM2900 platform changing to the GM Epsilon platform with the introduction of the second-generation car (2003-2012). Other vehicles using this platform include the Opel Vectra and Cadillac BLS. Saab’s last owners, National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) assembled the 9-3 sedan (saloon) as Saab’s only model.
The first generation 9-3, an updated Saab 900 (NG), was launched in 1998 for the 1999 model year. It is known to enthusiasts as the ‘OG’ (old generation) 9-3 and internally as body style 9400. Production ended on 8 May 2002 at the Trollhättan plant and 25 April 2003 at the Valmet plant in Finland.
Saab claimed that 1,100 changes were made between the outgoing NG 900 and the 9-3. Changes included revised suspension, intended to improve the handling characteristics of the car. The 9-3 received revised styling, with some models featuring a rear spoiler, whilst Saab’s signature underbody mounted ‘snow & gravel flaps’ were removed. It was available as a three or five-door hatchback, and as a two-door convertible. It was the last small Saab to use the company’s H engine. Further improvements over the Saab 900 (NG) included better crashworthiness courtesy of more extensive A-pillar reinforcements, stronger door sills and frames, standard torso/head side-airbags, and Saab Active Head Restraints. Other notable changes included a stronger AC compressor, better ventilation system, and a switch to a hydraulically operated convertible roof rather than an electric powered.
The 9-3 was available with a new variant of the B204 engine (B204E, 154 hp (115 kW)), a low-pressure turbo (LPT) engine based on the B204L used in the last generation Saab 900. For the U.S. market, all 9-3s received turbocharged petrol engines with the “full pressure turbo” (B204L, 185 hp (138 kW)) as the standard offering, and a “HOT” (B204R, 200 hp) variant in the SE models for the 1999 model year. The 2000 model year saw a revision from SAAB’s Trionic T5.5 to Trionic 7 engine management system. The T7 based engines were the B205E, the B205L with 185 hp (138 kW) and the B205R HOT engine with 205 hp (153 kW). The first generation 9-3 was also the first Saab available with a diesel engine, a unit also found in the Opel Vectra, Astra G, Signum, Zafira A. Unlike the Saab 900 (NG), the 9-3 is fitted with a CAN bus like the Saab 9-5. (Source Wiki)