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Free SAAB Online WIS and EPC resources

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Saab WIS (Workshop Information System) and Saab EPC (Electronic Parts Catalog – free online) are invaluable tools when dealing with our Saab cars. These two software tools were originally designed for Windows XP in the 32-bit version, but one skilled software expert and Saab lover converted them to 64-bit versions so you can install them yourself.

You can download these two tools from this links:

The software in the links above should work on both 32 and 64 bit versions of Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.  They may be tricky to install on a modern computer, but some Saab guy has made a very detailed video on how to proceed.

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Saab Wis
Saab Wis

Fortunately, and for those who do not want to install software, there are also free online versions of these tools on the Internet. As for the Saab parts catalog, there are several such services available, and we continue to list two such services:

The first parts catalog is a bit more comprehensive than the second, offering parts lists even for older Saab models, and both catalogs in addition to parts lists offer pictures and schematic of parts in assemblies. Also in the domain of the Saab Workshop Information system, there have been several such online services available to Saab users so far, some of them are still active and some are no longer.

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The latest in a series of such services was offered in the online version by Saab guy Leon, which is itself the owner of the Saab 9-5. He owned his 2000 9-5 for a little over ten years. As time went by he found himself looking through repair manuals more frequently. SAAB Workshop Information System (WIS) was a go-to software for dealership to determine how to actually fix the car. Unfortunately, this is an old software and it takes a bit of effort to install on modern windows machines. He thinks everyone would agree that having it handy on their smart phone would help out during those late-night-stuck-under-the-car jams.

The solution was transfer this information online and that’s how was born. It includes repair manuals for 9-3, 9-5 and NG900. Leon was amazed by all the support and kind words from the visitors. He is hoping to keep this site going for many more years and help SAAB owners keep their cars running.

This service is significant in several directions, it will help someone to do the job themselves and will indicate to someone the potential costs (if you decide to outsource the service). Even if the work requires greater technical skill, it usually gives us the knowledge walk into the shop with basic idea of the problem and potential solutions

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As far as his SAAB goes, it is currently parked in the garage with a potential headgasket issue. He will have to wait until spring to see what future holds for it…

SAAB cars Workshop Information System

WIS (Workshop Information System) is an online version of a comprehensive repair manual for Saab cars. It includes detailed instructions for diagnosing issues, performing repairs, and maintaining the various systems of the vehicle. WIS provides detailed information on each component of the car, including the engine, transmission, suspension, brakes, and electrical systems. This information includes step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and illustrations to help technicians understand the repair process.

One of the key benefits of WIS is its search functionality, which allows technicians to quickly find the information they need to diagnose and repair specific problems. Additionally, WIS is regularly updated to reflect the latest developments in Saab technology, ensuring that technicians always have access to the latest information.

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SAAB cars Electronic Parts Catalog

The other application, EPC (Electronic Parts Catalog), is an app for Saab cars spare parts catalog. EPC provides an up-to-date catalog of all parts used in Saab vehicles, making it easier for technicians to find the right parts for each job. EPC also includes images of each part, allowing technicians to confirm they are ordering the correct item.

Another valuable feature of EPC is the ability to search for parts based on the vehicle’s VIN (Vehicle Identification Number), making it easy to find parts specifically designed for a particular car. EPC also includes detailed information on each part, such as its location in the car and how it fits into the overall system. This information helps technicians understand how each part contributes to the operation of the vehicle, making it easier to diagnose problems and make repairs.

Saab’s WIS and EPC applications provide essential information for dealers and independent shops to diagnose and repair Saab vehicles efficiently and accurately. These powerful applications make it easier for technicians to access the information they need, helping to keep Saab cars running smoothly and providing owners with peace of mind. Whether you’re a seasoned mechanic or a new technician, these applications are an invaluable resource for anyone working on Saab vehicles.

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Saab WIS on DVDs

Workshop Information System (WIS) has been produced by Saab Automobile Parts AB for supporting and facilitating fast service, fault diagnosis and repair of Saab cars. Using WIS, you can quickly find the information you need. WIS is produced by Saab Automobile Parts AB in Trollhättan, Sweden.

WIS on DVD-ROM offers the following advantages:

  • WIS programme on DVD-ROM allows the user to search fault symptoms.
  • WIS contains 14 different languages. The language can be changed quickly and easily, without ending a user session.
  • The information is displayed in an easy-to-read form and has supporting illustrations.
  • A filter function allows searches to be limited to certain vehicle systems or information types.
  • Continuous upgrades. New editions of the CD are released on a regular basis.
  • The user can enter their own notes.

A programme for performing diagnostic procedures is linked to WIS From and including edition 2010-1, WIS is supplied on a DVD (5 car models x 14 languages). This edition includes the Saab 9-4X MY11 crossover, initially introduced on markets USA, Canada and Mexico.

Goran Aničić
the authorGoran Aničić
For over 10 years, Goran Aničić has been passionately focused on Saab automobiles and everything related to them. His initial encounter with Saab cars took place back in 2003 when the first Saab 9-3 and sedan version were introduced. At that moment, he was captivated by the car's Scandinavian design logic and top-notch engineering, and everything that followed stemmed from that first encounter. Later on, through his work at the editorial team of the Serbian automotive magazines "Autostart" and later "AutoBild," he had the opportunity to engage more closely with Saab vehicles. In 2008, he tested the latest Saab cars of that time, such as the Saab 9-3 TTiD Aero and Saab 9-3 Turbo X. In 2010, as the sole blogger from the region, he participated in the Saab 9-5ng presentation in Trollhättan, Sweden. Alongside journalists from around the world, he got a firsthand experience of the pinnacle of technological offerings from Saab at that time. Currently, Goran owns two Saabs: a 2008 Saab 9-3 Vector Sportcombi with a manual transmission, and a Saab 9-3 Aero Griffin Sport Sedan from the last generation, which rolled off the production line in Trollhättan in December 2011.

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