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    2008 9-3 window close problem

    Hi all,

    Last year both my front windows gave up on the auto-close function almost simultaneously. I then tried all the different re-calibration techniques. Unplugged battery / door connection to...
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    Drivers side mirror

    Hi all,

    After my mirror getting damaged I have had to replace the mirror motor (w/out memory function or fold) and came across a rather crappy stumbling block.

    The unit is so corroded that the...
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    Changing discs and pads on a 2003+ 9-3.

    Hi all,

    Now I've had the pleasure (and pain) of changing both front and rear discs and pads I thought I'd write up a little 'How To' for those attempting the changeover themselves.

    Firstly I'll...
  4. Think 'card your car' are selling them now? If...

    Think 'card your car' are selling them now? If not try Saabdirectonline.com.
  5. Yes quite possibly after reading other forums...

    Yes quite possibly after reading other forums about similar issues, the biggest problem being where the hell you get a SIM card from to enable the system to function as you wish.

    BTW, if you need...
  6. In fact I think I've just found your answer! ...

    In fact I think I've just found your answer!

    http://saabworld.net/f146/saab-9-3-audio-navigation-telematics-2003-2006-a-25259/


    Ignore the 'OnStar' but unless you're from North America.
    ...
  7. You come on here asking for advice and you got...

    You come on here asking for advice and you got some then don't like it? Strange.


    IMO anything is possible if you know the right people. You could ask an auto technician or somebody who...
  8. As far as I'm aware it's possible but a...

    As far as I'm aware it's possible but a nightmare. Tech2 would be used to activate in-built Bluetooth but I didn't think that 2004 had the preset wiring for it. I know on my 2006 vector sport I had...
  9. Are you referring to adding a parrot Bluetooth...

    Are you referring to adding a parrot Bluetooth kit to the car or something similar?
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    You're not guaranteed no faults with another car...

    You're not guaranteed no faults with another car so don't understand your logic there?

    Owning a SAAB is like getting married, til death do us part. You don't get rid of your wife or kids just...
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    Unfortunately with diesels as the mileage and age...

    Unfortunately with diesels as the mileage and age increases so does that sooty black smoke, however it should never be 'excessive'.

    I would first do a simple check of your exhaust flexi joint, you...
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    Hi, I have used a fuel additive many times now...

    Hi,

    I have used a fuel additive many times now and can honestly say I don't think they make the slightest difference. None that I've noticed anyway.

    I have 153,000 on the clock on my 1.9 tid...
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    I average 21mpg with mixed driving and the...

    I average 21mpg with mixed driving and the occasional burst of turbo power.
    To be fair, and don't take this the wrong way but you do not buy the 2.8v6 AWD and worry about fuel consumption it's all...
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    Oh dear, I hope no damage has been done! 399 is...

    Oh dear, I hope no damage has been done! 399 is probably 150 over priced compared to an independent who may use alternative parts, you get specialist technician and genuine parts for 399 so...
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    Or you go to an ex-SAAB dealer and get a new one...

    Or you go to an ex-SAAB dealer and get a new one programmed to your car....
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    Hi, I have a manual 2.8v6 Turbo X estate with...

    Hi,

    I have a manual 2.8v6 Turbo X estate with a hirsch tune taking it to 300bhp.

    The good bits;

    - She's ultra rare, you'll be hard pushed to find another on the road

    - the AWD system...
  17. Thread: MOT emissions

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    :) I've not long just had my tid MOT'd and she...

    :)

    I've not long just had my tid MOT'd and she passed no problem, no advisories :)
  18. Thread: lack of power

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    AFAIA the pierburg EGR valve should pose no...

    AFAIA the pierburg EGR valve should pose no problems, it may not last quite as long as genuine but you could argue for/against that all day long.

    When you replaced the EGR did you replace both the...
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    Great news over the car, fingers crossed your...

    Great news over the car, fingers crossed your issues have been resolved for good (well at least for a good while anyway!).

    With regards to fuel, there's many mixed views and opinions on this one...
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    I wouldn't bother with the facelift bumper as the...

    I wouldn't bother with the facelift bumper as the money spent on it and trying to fit it would be worth paying a professional body shop repairer to sort yours out, probably with change out of it too!
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    Caddyman, there's always something slightly...

    Caddyman, there's always something slightly satisfying when doing it yourself! I haven't done oil change myself because I haven't got the oil pan and can't be doing with transporting it to the local...
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    Hi, This is the OBD2 reader I use. See...

    Hi,

    This is the OBD2 reader I use.

    See attached image.

    Your DPF should be fine, to force a regen you'll need to drive for around 20 mins at 3,000rpm or more but it's not guaranteed. Tech2...
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    Hi Rich, All is forgiven - you're Subaru's are...

    Hi Rich,

    All is forgiven - you're Subaru's are great looking machines.

    I'm with you on the whole being sensible side, I've got 2 SAAB 9-3's, my 1.9 tid diesel battlewagon and my tuned turbo x...
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    Hi! As a 'petrol head' I'm perplexed at your...

    Hi!

    As a 'petrol head' I'm perplexed at your choice of SAAB, one being almost the slowest of the lot!

    Anyway, welcome to the forum.


    Perhaps you could shed some light on the following;
    ...
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    Hi, Firstly try the 'free to do' trick and...

    Hi,

    Firstly try the 'free to do' trick and that's unplug the battery and leave it unplugged for a good 20-30mins. You'll need to reset the time/date. If you're programmed in to a local FM radio,...
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