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  1. Irritating brake light failure

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    9-5 estate year 2000 One of the brake lights is not working, slapping the pod makes it work for a bit then it goes again Now I have had the pod off and the brake bulb base and socket contacts are all shiny clean, so I dont think it's a bad connect in there The pod connects to the body with 2...
  2. Lower brake lights not working (other lights work) 2002 9-3 Vert

    Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hi everyone, My lower brake lights are not working for some reason. The high brake light works and all other lights are working (reverse, fog, lights). I assume that if the high brake light is working then that means the switch is working and the signal is getting through to at least one brake...
  3. Brake vacuum hose

    Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hi all, my brake vacuum pipe from the servo has melted at the t piece and is in need of replacement. Have tried looking for the replacement (needle in a haystack part number 5056049) Any ideas for a permanent fix please would be appreciated. :thumbsup:
  4. Front Brake Issue

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    My son had an issue with his front brakes on a Saab 9-3 2007, he discribed it as though there was a grinding sound after prelonged down hill braking. We examined the brakes and could initially see nothing wrong so we rewassembled after cleaning and relubricating with copper grease but the issue...
  5. Brake fluid

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Can anyone tell me the recommended brake fluid specification for the 1998 MY 2.0lpt? I need to do a full drain and replace as the water content has got to the limit. Thanks.
  6. Black Brake Fluid

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi again. Well this new 9 3 Aero..y04 is already proving to be an expensive purchase. Anyway just found out my brake fluid is black. Obviously I have to change it which I had planned this week end but I have been told cause is down to seals deteriorating. Has anyone any views on this as I dont...
  7. 9-5 Estate High level brake light

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Apologies if this has been asked before - I have a 2000 9-5 Estate 2.3 SE with a non functioning high level rear brake light. I have removed the trim, undone the three 10mm nuts and nothing, its stuck solid anyone got any ideas? Secondly I have a low speed steering vibration between 25 and 40...
  8. Clear high level brake light.

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Thought i might change my red high level brake light for a clear one, like what's fitted to the latest model. Tried the dealer. A standard red one like i already have is £49 for the complete unit. The clear one is £249!!! and that's not even fitted! I tried a parts breaker and they quoted £97...
  9. Saab 9-3 Sportwagon TTiD - Scored Brake Discs

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  10. Saab 9-3 Sportwagon TTiD - Scored Brake Discs

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi, hope someone can help me! My first Saab has just been for it's first service (went through ServiceStop as no Saab dealer within reasonable distance) and have been informed that both rear brake discs are badly scored after only 13,500 miles. Mechanic didn't want to change them without me...
  11. Brake test

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi all, Just put my '00 9-5 Aero through the NCT. It failed for an insecure CV boot which is easily fixed. However the brake performance is of concern as it appears to have deteriorated dramatically since the previous test as per the following numbers: Test on 5 Jun '08 88676 miles...
  12. Brake problem

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Had my Sportwagon 1.9 120 05 since October recently started to hear slight grating noise and softness when brake pedal applied. New pads required I thought. Took the car in and all pads fine, discs slightly scored but nothing major. The mec checked fluid and all OK. It has been cold recently but...
  13. new brake pads

    Tyres, Wheels, and Brakes
    HI. I need new brake pads on front. Had a few qoutes but very high and varied. There are two types apparantly, standard and a more expensive one. my car is a 9-5 estste vector sport 2.0l eco 04 plate. anybody know which type of pads i need and what price to pay. Cheers Dave.
  14. Hirsch 4 pot brake pads

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I posted a while back about my 332mm by 32mm Hirsch discs being in the winter of their life. I could not really find an alternative (cheaper one) to ordering the originals form Saab/Hirsch for circa £400. However, I have sourced cheap pads. The DS2500 are coming up at between £200-250 and the...
  15. GM900 high level brake light unit removal

    Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hi, I need to check the high level brake light unit which has recently failed. It sounds like a contact failure or a broken cable - but I can't see how to get the lamp unit out. Do I have to remove the whole panel off the inside of the boot lid or is there a way to get to it more easily? I can...
  16. WANTED - 9-5 / 9-3 front brake carriers / discs

    Saab Parts / Accessories, FOR SALE and WANTED
    Looking for a pair of "standard" front brake calipers, 288mm discs and pads for a 9-5. I believe 9-3 are the same. Most likely source is someone who has done a brake upgrade to Aero spec Anybody got the bits lying around in their garage ?
  17. Saab 9-3 1999 Brake Warning Light

    Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Just picked car up from garage after extensive repairs for accident damage to passenger side suspension\wheel. They replaced mcpherson strut\hub, alloy wheel, and a number of other parts, but shortly after driving away from garage the red Brake Warning light (not ABS one) came on, and won't go...
  18. How to Change a Brake Light on an 06 Sportcombi?

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Need to replace a brake light and haven't looked too hard yet, but there is no easy access to the light panel on the back. Its different than the sedan, where i've seen numerous diagrams, i dont see an access from the hatch, i think i'm supposed to remove some side plastic to get inside the...
  19. Brake Problem

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi All, Since yesterday I have noticed a grinding noise when braking, which on further inspection appears to be coming from rear drivers side wheel. It doesnt appear to be getting any worse or better. On closer inpsection today in daylight the rear drivers side wheel is covered in a gold /...
  20. left brake light failed! on sid

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Ever since I have owned my car an error comes up saying left brake light has failed, Keep checking and it works fine, Played about with the bulb and connections etc, They even changed the bulb on the MOT last month. Any idea's?