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Erik’s extended Saab Information Display

April 25, 2014 in Fan Stuff

Some of you may have seen this stunning 9-3 here on SaabsUnited before. It’s a 2008 BioPower with plenty of Hirsch goodies, including beautiful rims and full front grille, it’s also been treated to a MapTun upgrade. It’s got the Griffin rear boot strip.
Well a couple of days ago, Erik from Norway sent Paul from Saab vs. Scepticism, details of a new toy that he has just added.

The eSID; aka extended Saab Information Display, has been lovingly created by a former Saab Development Engineer and cleverly collects hidden performance data from your 9-3 and displays it via the standard dash SID. Some highlights would have to be:

Maximum measured torque/power
Acceleration tests
Momentary fuel consumption

Erik has kindly sent Paul a few pictures of his trip to Trollhättan when he pick up this uber cool Saab gadget, (he also managed to drop in at the Saab factory and museum for a few great photo opportunities) and they can be found in full detail at his website. There you will see a video as well as details of the eSID.

We can only imagine the fun he had on his trip back home to Norway with the eSID fitted, thanks for sharing this Erik and Paul.

14 responses to Erik’s extended Saab Information Display

  1. Very cool! I would definitely want an eSID if I ever buy a 9-3 SS/SC. :)

  2. Shame that it is not available for the previous 9-3 models! :-(

  3. Very nice. Never understood why there’s no instant fuel consumption by default. Wouldn’t it be also great to be able to read DPF saturation and km since last regeneration on diesels in the SID? It would save a few forced regeneration.

  4. This is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen. This is perfect use of someones skills and looks like it could spawn a nice little after-market business :-)

    I’d like to see a trip computer as used in the 9-5 with SID 2 as I use this a lot on trips to get my estimated time of arrival.

  5. There is something called Open SID which works on all 9-5′s and 9-3′s, dont really know what that gives you or how is installed but here is a short video of what it can do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ufz2onMYCY0

    • Open SID is a great feature. It’s available for all Trionic7 based engines. It gives you huge amount of real time ECU data: momentary consumption, absolute boost pressure, required and measured air mass, engine temp, air inlet temp, no of error codes, latest error code, percent of ethanol in BioPower ECUs, knocks and missfires in #cyl1-4, ignition, calculated hp and torque, you name it. You can predict many kinds of engine malfunctions from this data if you have the knowhow. Also, it can be a headache if you discover some parameters are not as they should;)

      I have a custom software in my ’04 9-5 Aero. It gives superior ESP/TSC and throttle of ’09 models, Open SID, BioPower functionality and of course Stage1 optimizations. Nowadays many of these custom softwares are done by people which have greater understanding of Trionic5/7/8 engines than tuning shops.

  6. NEVS should be selling this set up, especially in China; it’s a beauty.

  7. Ah; ‘momentary fuel consumption’ or Fuel Flow has been missing since Saab stopped producing the 9000, still the one to beat, especially the very aircraft-like dashboard of the old 9000 was great; average AND instant fuel flow was selectable on one of the displays…

  8. Is it avaliable for the 9-3 2003-2007 with the best instrumentation screen ever in a Saab. This information on the screen near the windscreen would be awesome.

  9. For you who can read the Swedish language, this thread is available at the SAAB Turbo Club of Sweden forum where it has been discussed for a while.

    http://forum.saabturboclub.com/showthread.php/122313-eSID-extended-Saab-Information-Display

  10. Want want want…!!!
    Brilliant idea and seems to work well. I have over the last years wanted to see my 0-100 easily, AND been contemplating what feature do I really really miss. It’s the auto 3 blink function,now on most cars I see and test…
    Getting one, if at all possible!

  11. This is really cool. You can’t have to much options to display in the SID.

    I have an OBD2 bluetooth adapter that I connect to the diagnostic connector and an app Torque Pro (there are both a free and pay version) on my Android mobile. It can do the same things as the eSID and more but it cannot display it in the SID, only on the mobile.

    Price for the adapter 14 USD and 5-7 USD for the app.

    ADB2: http://www.dx.com/p/super-mini-elm327-bluetooth-odb2-v1-5-car-diagnostic-interface-tool-blue-142679
    App: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.prowl.torque

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