SAAB 2002 9-3 warning light

Tiny
RONGEI
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  • 2002 SAAB 9-3
  • 191,000 MILES
Red triangle with red esclamation in center of triangle along with red oil light comes on and chimes when breaking. Warning lights go off immeadiately after acceleration. Oil is and always has been full, pressure is and always has been at normal range and doesn't fluctuate. Never over heated all else normnal
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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 AT 8:55 PM

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Tiny
HMAC300
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Your flasher for the hazard lights may be bad and whenyou accelerate it goes off try a replacement one. You may also have a wire that is touching and grounding out someplace. You'll have to look aroeund on engine harness for a wire that may have rubbed through.
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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 AT 11:48 PM
Tiny
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You need to take oil pan down & clean oil pickup screen, common issue with these cars, I have done many of them for same problem u r having right now, recommend you getting this checked out before lower end engine bearing damage takes place, good luck.
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Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 AT 3:18 PM
Tiny
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Thanks guys, I was thinking it was the oil pressure sending unit as a few hours later after letting car set I had no pressure from oil gauge. After re-checking oil it was a quart and a half down. I filled it and oil pressure returned very slowly and after 20 minutes driving alarms began repeating. Code check reveals nothing. I have dumped a half pint of Seafoam into the crankcase and 1 pint into gas tank with last fill, hoping it clears any sludge build up on oil intake screen. Anyone have any luck with this Seafoam method?
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Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 AT 3:56 PM
Tiny
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Also have a small question regarding the night panel button. Is it normal for the entire instrument panel and radio to go dead when pressed? The gas Gauge, speedometer and radio seem to power off when pressed?
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Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 AT 4:02 PM
Tiny
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NOT REALLY AS FAR AS I KNOW, BUT NOTHINGS BEET'S TRYING, GOOD LUCK.
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Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 AT 7:10 PM

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