2005 SAAB 9-3 repair Question Fan will not turn on

Tiny
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  • 2005 SAAB 9-3
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 39,000 MILES
So I came home from work parked the car in the driveway - went out and started the car to go to dinner and the fan just didn't work. No matter what the setting, nothing happened. I'm awful with cars but was wondering if this could be a fuse? I just bought the car from a Saab dealership a few months back and it had just been tuned up and had it inspected by my own mechanic after I bought it. Anyone had this problem? Its still under warranty but if anyone has a solution that doesn't require me giving my car to the dealer for a week I'm all ears - Thanks.
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Thursday, December 11th, 2008 AT 8:00 PM

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Tiny
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Hello -

To better assist you if you need to get back with me please specify if your vehicle is a 9-3 Arc or Aero or Linear.

Next, you can check fuse 23.

Also I would think it may be your blower fan. I can show you how to get to it and you can test it. Would you like to try that?

Or, since it is under warranty.I would have them check it and ensure it is working.I know giving up the car is a pain. But sometimes working on it and troubleshooting is worse.

If you do provide me the correct model, I can see if you have any recalls so when you talk to them they can check those out if they apply.
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Thursday, December 11th, 2008 AT 9:54 PM
Tiny
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Its the Aero - Thanks for the help, I was also told by a friend who is a mechanic that I should remove the cabin filter and clear out any debris that has got through it. He said that that the car's computer will automatically shut the fan off if it senses any blockage in this area. I am going to try this tomorrow morning - it seems very simple and after checking a few other forums it seems that this has fixed the problem for other people. Any thoughts on this? Thanks again.
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Thursday, December 11th, 2008 AT 10:08 PM
Tiny
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Hello -

Thanks for the info back.......I would definitely replace the cabin filter. I am not totally sure what yours looks like, but the ones I have changed are much like your air filter in your house. So you will probably be shocked at what it looks like and the amount of dirt/dust etc that it has stopped. A great idea I think putting them in the cars. It is amazing. So I would truly consider just replacing it not just cleaning it. I show it's about $25 at the dealer so probably a little less at the parts store.

I did a little looking around on the computer/fan etc. You mechanic may be correct on the automatic shut down....he may have seen that in a different area than I was looking in. I did see that if there is a problem then the computer will throw a code.

Me, since it is under warranty I would definitely let the dealer figure out/fix this. BUT, make sure you ask what they did, what was wrong, make sure it shows on your receipt etc in case it comes up again.

Please let us know what you find.

It sounds like you have a handle on changing the cabin filter. If you do need directions let me know and I will send them to you.

Looks like you may have some recalls on your vehicle. The dealer may fix these for free. Please contact the dealer service department, give them the VIN number of your car and have them check on these to see if they apply to you.


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Friday, December 12th, 2008 AT 4:51 PM

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