AC Compressor Fails to Engage or Disengage on Saab 9-3

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The thermo contact in the AC compressor can fail, which means the compressor may fail to engage or disengage.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 127,050 (74,000–203,305)
8 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, more2003, 2004, 2005, 2007
18 people reported this problem
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ac run but blows hot air
AC works more off hen on.
It didn't work x 1 year (only one evening it turned on over that time), then worked for 2 years, followed by another 1 1/2 years of not working and 2 months working again and currently not working.
These cycles occur without intervention (quote is around $1000 for new a/c, no other options provided for repair).
When the air conditioning fails, the air circulation is failing as well.
When I turn on the airconditioning the motor comes on, but only blows warm air
ac comes on once in a while and blows cold but doesn't work often