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  1. New Member Introductions.
    Hi all, I've just bought a new winter hack and I love the car but need to have bluetooth for calls/streaming. The model is an ARC if that makes a difference but i'm really confused about how to replace the current headunit for something modern as I have a cd player under the climate controls...
  2. New Member Introductions.
    Hi, Had the car about 1 month Love it. thinking of retrofitting Saab Satnav in place of standard radio/CD
  3. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Im finding the steering heavy on my Saab 93 i've bought, and due to health reasons heavier steering is an issue . I've taken it to a Saab specialist and they said the steering is fine nothing wrong with it and the reason i'm finding the steering heavier than i expected is mine is a petrol and...
  4. New Member Introductions.
    Hi all, I've been crashing around the advice here, for which I'm already very grateful. Usual questions: How do I clean and proof my roof; how do I make the audio sound halfway decent (why does such a nice car have such an appalling stereo?!) and what the chuff is Tech2! I'm learning quickly...
  5. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hello guys Have a problem with my 2009 Saab 9-3 1.8t (Biopower). When I shift in high RPM (after 4500 RPM, any gear) the clutch pedal wont come up all the way. It comes up 1/3 of the way, and I have to push it up with my foot. It is possible to change gear even if I dont push up. If I pump...
  6. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi, hoping someone can help. Have had problems, with symptoms suggesting solenoid valves, so I replaced them yesterday and now have a different set of problems! Now when goin into R it delays for maybe 5 or 6 seconds then slams in with a massive jerk, similar when going into drive with less of a...
  7. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hey all, Just bought myself a lovely 9-3 1.8t saloon. It's got a 5 speed manual gearbox. I've noticed that when in 5th gear and coasting at about 70 mph that there is a quiet but noticeable whine. It increases in loudness and pitch as I increase the revs/speed. If I push in the clutch or...
  8. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi all, For the last two days whilst driving my car I get total electrical failure, when I say total electrical failure it is the same as a car with no battery. I have to hazard lights / interior lights / Doors won't unlock everything is dead. To make things worse it is not picky on what time...
  9. New Member Introductions.
    Hi there would like to share my fix for a P1681 and limp home mode.
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  10. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi all, Firstly I hope if have this in the correct section... My first proper post. Just over a week ago my car failed due to water ingress into the engine ECU (the one bolted to the intake manifold). I have no idea how it got there but it did. I contacted a local Saab specialist, they had...
  11. New Member Introductions.
    I am Manda from UK and have bought last weekend a Saab 93 Vector 1.8t auto with 68000 miles on the clock. Have had to get tyres tracked and balanced and the back brake pads and discs changed so far. Plus new wheel locking nuts as one missing and new windscreen wipers and a new washer bottle top...
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  12. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Does anyone know were I can get just the suspension gaitors. My drivers side has two splits in it, I've got to replace the springs anyway.
  13. Chat
    Hello guys, Long time lurker and made a few posts in the past, but having sold my 2003 9-3 aero a year ago I am now looking at buying a newer model, namely a 2009 9-3 1.8t. The car in question is a 6-speed petrol 2litre low pressure turbo. I did a quick search with no results but have a feeling...
  14. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi all, Wondering if you could help me diagnose a noise, if anyone has had similar? It first occurred back in April when I was on a 4 hour road trip, it only occurs sometimes and only when driving 60mph+ (therefore my usual commute when traffic doesn't top 40-50mph it doesn't occur)...
  15. Saab Forecourt
    Just thought you might like to see what 100 metres of stick on 3mm pin striping looks like. Took about 5 hours over two days. General opinion is 30% like, 70% don't like but can appreciate the time gone into it.
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  16. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I'm considering buying a 2011 9-3 1.8t Convertible with Auto gearbox (MY2012) as a replacement for my much-loved but now declared "beyond economic repair" 1998 NG900 Convertible. What should I look out for? Were there any recalls for this car I should check? Am I right in thinking the bulkhead...
  17. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi everyone, I've just joined up as I'm going to look at a 2004 9-3 1.8t in about 10 days time with a view to buying it. It has done 98k miles and is a 'Linear' spec with an automatic gearbox. What I'd like to know is what to look out for. I've done some reading up on them and so far I've...
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  18. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I have a 9-3 1.8t, Currently sitting at 195 BHP after a remap. I believe, correct me if I'm wrong, this is a 'stage 1'. My question is this... What does a 'stage 2' involve?
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  19. Saabscene: Performance
    What psi boost should I be seeing from a stock 2003 1.8turbo? Thanks
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