If you’re looking for a black Saab Original Direct Ignition Cassette (Part #55559955), you’ve come to the right place.
The Saab Original Direct Ignition Cassette is available at The Saab Site – the internet’s most trusted source for OEM Saab parts – here. Part #55559955 is in stock today, and we can ship it to you ASAP.
Saab Part Name & Number
Direct Ignition Cassette (55559955)
2000-03 Saab 9-3 Viggen
2000-02 Saab 9-3 Hatchback
2000-03 Saab 9-3 Convertible
1999-2009 Saab 9-5 (4-cylinder engine)
OEM or Aftermarket?
This DIC (55559955) is a Saab Original part. It is identical to the part that originally came with your Saab. Note that this is a BLACK Direct Ignition Cassette; it is not interchangeable with the red Direct Ignition Cassette (55561132) that came with older Saab 900 and Saab 9000 models.
Saab Direct Ignition Cassette Failure Symptoms
A failing or failed DIC is one of the most common maintenance issues with Saab 9-3 and Saab 9-5 models from the early 2000s. A cassette that needs to be replaced can cause misfiring cylinders, and typically results in a lit check engine light. Other common signs of a failing Direct Ignition Cassette are a “burning electronics” smell and cracking or discoloring around the spark plug boots.
How Do You Replace a Saab Direct Ignition Cassette?
A Saab 9-3 or Saab 9-5 Direct Ignition Cassette (also called an “Ignition Discharge Module,” or “IDM”) is quite easy to replace. It sits on top of the engine block, and is held in place by four T-30 Torx screws. After prying the electrical connector off, the DIC can simply be lifted off the spark plugs. The new 55559955 is put in place of the old one, the electrical connector is replaced, and the Torx screws are put back in. Replacing a Saab DIC takes about 10 minutes – it’s one of the easiest DIY repairs you’ll make on your Saab.
Saab Direct Ignition Cassettes cannot be repaired – only replaced.
Why Buy an OEM Direct Ignition Cassette?
Cheap aftermarket Saab Direct Ignition Cassettes marketed to replace Part #55559955 are notoriously low-quality, with short lifespans and the potential to cause damage to other parts of the engine. This Saab Original Ignition Discharge Module is exactly the same as the one that came with your Saab 9-3 or Saab 9-5. That means years of worry-free driving and no risk of the many problems that can come from replacing genuine Saab parts with aftermarket knock-offs.
How Do I Buy Saab Part #55559955?
You can buy a new Saab Original Direct Ignition Cassette at The Saab Site here.
Commonly Purchased with #55559955
Our Saab Site technicians highly recommend replacing your spark plugs (Part #9399866) when replacing your DIC / IDM. NGK PFR6H-10 spark plugs are preferred. You’ll need four to complete your Direct Ignition Cassette repair. You can buy them here.