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  1. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I have the full kit with all the wires and fibre optic cables. I am needing help understanding how to connect the fibre optics so that it forms a loop. The instructions supplied with the original kit are not very clear. Here's what I did: I removed the left rear side panel to expose the...
  2. Current model range, FOR SALE and WANTED
    Saab 9-5 Aero (HOT) 2290cc, October 2005, Petrol, Auto, 52286 Miles Low mileage 52286, one senior owner from new (2005 ex-showroom purchased with 83 miles on clock). Located Abingdon, Oxon. £1500 Well maintained, Low mileage, not been abused or raced, serviced as required...
  3. Chat
    Just had my 2005 93 arc worked on for the brake booster vacuum hose and had the power steering fluid flushed. They finished it in the morning and let it sit until the afternoon. They went to start it up and the battery was dead. Charged the battery and started the car. The odometer was at 00000...
  4. New Member Introductions.
    can anyone show or help in the removal and replacement of hydraulic pipe in my 2005 9-3 convertible.ive looked everywhere for help then found saabscene.all i need is a video/diogram anything if anyone has had this trouble of solved as a home diy please let me know im going out my mind regards.
  5. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Saw this advertised locally so had to have a look, it was owned by an older gentleman that spent the most of his time in the USA so the car only was driven 2-3k miles a year. It was originally a London car but ended up over here he had it for 2 1/2 years. Car was very dirty covered in green but...
  6. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    ARGH this is driving me mad :crazy: i have black smoke on acceleration , at its worst after being sat in traffic and town driving. my list of parts changed to date air and fuel filter maf egr valve ran with shell v power and egr cleaner (200 mile motorway run ) checked the hoses on the inter...
  7. 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...
  8. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi all long time no post. My spare 95 key fob (3 button) battery wont click into the battery holder and stay in. I have tried several times with the panasonic coin battery but it just falls out. So I have ordered a 2nd hand key fob from ebay and intend to swap the electronics keeping the case...
  9. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Can anyone point me in the direction of where I can get the plastic chrome style fitting above the glove box.
  10. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I've trawled through previous threads but can't find an answer... My 9-3 Aero doesn't have parking sensors. If I bought another bumper strip with sensors in, will I find a loom and plug inside my car to simply plug the sensor lead into? Or is it a mission?
  11. Previous model ranges, FOR SALE and WANTED
    My 2005 Saab 93 Aero convertible. Very low mileage at 72,6000 documented miles with old MOTs to prove. Surplus to requirements as is a third car. 10 months MOT with one minor advisory. Last ( disabled) owner had the car for the past 5 years. In very good condition as you would expect from only...
  12. New Member Introductions.
    Hi, we just purchased a 2005 SAAB 9-3. We are having trouble with it starting. The interior light come on but the key wont turn. But if you jump start it to wiggle the battery cables the ignition will unlock and the car will start. We have changed the battery, and tested the alternator they both...
  13. New Member Introductions.
    Hi all, I've joined up as I've just bought a 2005 9-3 Aero 2.0t. Love it so far... 106k miles, FSH, high spec, 6 speed manual and remapped to 250bhp - it's a lot of fun! So far I've just done a bit of minor tinkering which you may notice from the before / after pics below. Looking forward to...
  14. New Member Introductions.
    Hi, have bought a 9-5 2005 wagon with electrical problems. I am seeking advice/experience on brake light warning and lock motors.
  15. Chat
    Hi I have a chance to buy a 2000 95 griffin or a 2005 93 linear which is the better choice they are both the same price I already have a 2003 93 convertible, 1999 2 litre turbo 95 and a 1994 900 v6. I am leaning towards the Griffin as it was Saabs Flagship but the Linear is younger any...
  16. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I'm wondering if anyone has any cheaper solutions .......in the way of price......for supply and fit clutch for my car. I'm told that the parts alone cost £600 and the fit is another £400. Seems damn expensive !
  17. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I have had a new thermostat fitted 3 months back and no problems up to now. The heater is working but is warm air only. When on 23 degrees it isn't that warm. Any ideas what the problem could be ?
  18. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hey SaabScene, I bought a 2005 9-5 Aero awhile back and I've gradually been getting it ready for regular driving. I know earlier models suffered from oil sludge but this was fixed by 2004-2005. My question is, should I drop the sump to check for sludge even though my Saab has the improved PCV...
  19. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hey guys!! I have a 2005 9-3 and for the past 2 years, my car has been unable to rev beyond a certain rpm when the fault code of P2176 & P0638 appears, thus it drives at a very slow speed and unable to drive over any steep hills in town. My technician has tried diagnosing the problem but long...
  20. Previous model ranges, FOR SALE and WANTED
    2005 (Jan). £1,250 ono, 54-plate, 174,730 miles. Full service history. MOT to May 2017. I'm the fourth owner, enjoying 85k miles trouble-free since June 2011, mainly out of town. Private sale, Bristol. Carefully maintained by Simply Saab (Bristol), who always remark on how well it runs...
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