NASTF Information Requests

Tracking: 173 Status: Closed
State: NJ Name: Ira
Category of Request: OEM Special Tools Availability Manufacturer: SAAB

Have you checked the OEM website?
Description of Repair unable to perform
Need to replace CIM module and program it on a 2004 Saab 93 2.0T
Description of Information not available
Description of steps taken to obtain information (help/contact function on website, websites, etc.)
Called SPX to purchase the factory SAAB TIS 2000 software to replace the CIM module as per the SAAB website. SPX confirmed that I need dealer level TIS 2000 to replace and reprogram the CIM and that this software is NOT available to the aftermarket. It is important to note that I own the proper equipment to fix the car, I just needed the factory software to finish the job. I own the Tech II Scanner with Saab factory software including a current TIS subscription, but the aftermarket verion of TIS does not have this capability. SPX nor my local dealer cannot and will not sell me the factory version of Saab software software. The SDRM does not address this vehicle or the state that I am in (New Jersey). It says information is only available for 2007 vehicles and newer, and in California only.
Other Comments or Concerns
Mary Hutchinson - 2/28/2008 7:29:00 AM
We have received your Service Information request about access to TIS 2000 for Saab. TIS 2000 (DVD) is no longer the current product used to service these vehicles.The DVD subscriptions were discontinued in December 2007. General Motors including the Saab brand uses TIS 2 Web which is available to the aftermarket for purchase directly from the internet. The TIS 2 Web product is the same product used by the Dealership.There are three choices for subscriptions. 1.)TIS-ALL ACCESS which has all GM vehicles including Saab service programming (calibrations) and Tech 2 software updates.(requires 2 separate 32 MB cards for the Tech 2. One for GM and one for Saab) 2.) TIS-SPS which is service programming software (calibrations) for both GM and Saab without Tech 2 software updates-this would be for J-2534 programming devices 3.) Saab TIS which is Saab only service programming (calibrations) and Tech 2 software updates. Detailed descriptions can be found at Shortcut to subscriptions: If you have any further question please feel free to respond to this email or call.