These are the different eSID versions available. Check under Compatibility is unsure about which version fits your vehicle.
The first version (eSID1) was developed in 2011-2013 and produced in a small series. It was powered by an Atmel ATMega MPU and had several limitations, one being a single CAN-controller and secondly the memory space. It supports only the English language, only the Metric-system (Litres/Celsius) and very limited access to Engine and Transmission data. Torque/Power information was only avaliable on B207 (2.0L 4-cyl) and B284 (2.8L 6-cyl) turbocharged gasoline engines (not on Diesel/Z19DTx), but all other functions except Torque/Power worked on all cars (including Diesel). NOTE! eSID1 does not work on US/CA/MX markets.
eSID1 is no longer sold.
The Saab community accepted and appreciated the first device and so started the work in early 2014 to create the sequal which mainly addressed the biggest limitations of the first design and also a range of new features for instance:
- Support for US/Imperial units
- Read/Clear Engine/Transmission fault codes
- Torque/Power for Diesel/Z19DTx
- Access Engine data: Turbo pressure, Airmass and Intake/Engine coolant temp.
- Possibility to set system clock if vehicle equipped with non-OEM radio-unit
- Support for US/CA/MX markets
- And much more! (read the manual for all the functions)
eSID2 has a completely re-designed hardware with a new Atmel MPU with twice the
memory space and with dual CAN-bus access. It reached the first customers in late autumn 2014.
In 2016 more languages was added. Primary language will always be English, but it now also contains one more language (there is no space for more than two)
eSID2 is available in the following versions:
The eSID 03-06 was developed in 2015-2017 and consists of two components: eSID-HPD that controls the display and eSID-GW that is a data collection and pre-processing unit.
Compared to the eSID2, the eSID 03-06 requires some wires to be installed into the vehicle to function.
It brings basically the same functions as eSID2 to the older NG9-3's. Read the Installation Manual and User Guide under Downloads for more information.