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  1. New Member Introductions.
    Hi all, I have a SAAB 9-3 petrol on an 02 plate, my battery keeps going flat, battery not that old .after the ignition is switched off the cd/radio makes a buzzing with key out, if I take fuse out will this eradicate the problem? My other half had an heart attack last week so my car is crucial...
  2. New Member Introductions.
    New to Saab scene.Main reason for joining is unknown cause of flat battery on 9-3 convertible
  3. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi I have a problem with A/C. I'd like to start troubleshooting with checking fuses and relays. In EPC and on other websites I found that A/C fuse and relays sits in the fuse box in front of battery. On my car this space is empty. Any idea where is this located on car? I am driving 54 plate...
  4. 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...
  5. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hello All I signed up to these forums as a result of a recent expensive issue with my 2008 93 Aero and I hope that this entry will help others to avoid the same fate! Here's the basis of the issue... The fitter disconnected the old battery and after the new one had been connected I placed the...
  6. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Morning - new to site and 1st post - Hi everyone. I have recently joined the Saab family and bought a late 09 9-5 Edition 1.9 TiD auto she's Black on Black with leather and the nice stereo etc -really lovely condition in/out only 62/k and a comprehensive S/H. I had the car for about 6 weeks...
  7. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    I left my lights on over night on my 1993 Saab 93. Awoke to a flat battery and none of the locks are working. I've tried both driver and passenger door as well as the boot / trunk. I've looked up this problem on other Saab forums and some people have had luck lubricating the locks and...
  8. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi All, Hope you can help! Car is 2006 Saab 1.9TDI 150bhp Vector Manual Estate On Sunday I drove 10 miles and when I came out of the shop I visited the battery was completely flat. There had been no charging lights or otherwise on the way there. I bought a new battery yesterday and again...
  9. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Saab 9-3 Sport Estate 1.9 TID Whats the score on battery removal and fob keys.?. Does the fob still stay linked to the car ?
  10. Classic Saab 900 (1979 - 1993)
    This is a new one on me.....I have had several Saabs over the years. This is 88 900 Vert. I started the car, pulled out of the garage, turned it off, just a few minutes I went to start it. Well, seems to be a dead battery, just started fine 15 minutes ago. Next step jumped it, started fine...
  11. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I had a strange smell for 2 days last week(Monday,tuesday). turned out to be the alternator. the alternator packed it in on the Wednesday. got it replaced. noticed when I start my car in the morning my battery jumps from 12.2v down to about 8.5v then up to 14.4v when the car starts. is it a saab...
  12. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    is this just typical of an absolutly dead battery thats failing to charge? drove around 120 miles on thursday drove around 10 miles friday no issues get into the car today (saturday at about lunch time not been driven since around 4pm friday) and all i get is a tick tick and the speedo moves...
  13. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi saabers,had a odd one today doin some work on car ,suddenly battery went dead ,called rca ,said battery wasnt bad but wouldnt hurt to put anew one in as its not great,he said somet was drawing power but then it stopped,anyway have had a problem for a while theres static noise coming from the...
  14. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Ok you techno wizards . I've got a 1.9 tid 2005 vector sport 120 manual And I think I'm suffering battery draw from somewhere , I just want to know how to Che k for a draw . This has only happened since my turbo went ( coukd be a fluke but just thaugt I woukd add that ) I first noticed it 2...
  15. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    As you may or may not be aware , the turbo on my car blew , and so i set about renewing it , now before i took it all apart , i noticed for some reason the battery was going flat . but at the time with the car off the road , i thaught it might as well stay like it . Anyway , replaced turbo...
  16. New Saab 9-5 (2010 - on)
    I have just had a new battery fitted to my 9-5, but it struggles to start. The battery is a GM battery, like-for-like, fitted by a Saab Dealer (North Motors in Cheriton, UK). On my old battery, the car computer always showed 15.1V, the lowest I have observed it since new was at 14.8V (until it...
  17. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I've been having battery drain problems with my newly acquired '06 9-5 with almost 200K. According to the dealer, the battery is new - and I've verified that it can be charged. All door and trunk switches seem OK. and no lights are left on. The alarm LED stays on all the time, even with car...
  18. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi guys. I wonder if you can help? Ive just had my battery fail on me. I was driving and something jolted. It went into limp home mode anf threw up a load of faults including traction control and stability. In the morning there was no juice in the battery. I charged the battery and took it to...
  19. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I was checking the oil in the Saabatron 4000 when I noticed I don't have a battery cover!? :eek: I never spotted it before. I guess it was lost by the previous owner. I've seen them on ebay for £20 but I wondered if anyone knows of a cheaper place? Just curious before I spend my cash.
  20. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    I wonder if anyone can throw some light on this - new battery fitted last week. Next day the engine warning light came on, and went out when the garage ran a diagnostic check. Over the last couple of days this light and the traction control warning light have come on, subsequently gone out and...
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