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  1. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hey fellow Saabians, I decided that I would try a bit of translucent plasti dip on the buttons and I'm stoked with the result. Here are the steps... 1. Remove all buttons. Search how to remove 9-3 Sterio in Google for video. 2. Use Oomph goo & stain remover, spray it on 5-6 times waiting a...
  2. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hey fellow Saabians, everyone seems to be missing or have a banged up front number bottom part and they are ridiculously expensive to replace so I went on a mission to replace myself. I came up with this lawn edging plastic from bunnings and cut it to length. I used wood screws to fix it in...
  3. New Saab 9-5 (2010 - on)
    Saab 2010 2.8ltr aero sedan 90K. for the last 10k have had cam position sensor codes theoretically indicating timing chain. No abnormal noises. Deminished capability=limp home mode. Anyone with instructions for complete job. I have excellent mechanical skills given good instructions Dealer...
  4. Tyres, Wheels, and Brakes
    Bought new pads for the 9-5 year 2000 On putting them on I have found the locating studs on the non-piston pad are fractionally malplaced so that while one goes in, the other won't quite . The gap between the 2 studs is about 1mm too little. The pads are correct according to the box, I've...
  5. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    My 2008 tdi Vector Sport has the plain black plastic dash. I fancy one of those leather Hirsch dash surrounds, and am thinking of getting a professional leather trimmer to cover a the dash surround, to create something similar. Just wondered if anyone else has done this? At the same time I'm...
  6. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi Guys/Gals, After months of DPF (blocking) issues & limp mode, i finally lost patience & gutted it a couple of weeks ago (as italian tune up & manual opcom re-gen didn't resolve it) & yes, I know the legalities /MOT/ Environment pro's & cons ;) All is now well, apart from the re-gens when...
  7. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    My 2007 9-3 Anniversary 1.9 TiD saloon failed the MoT today. Two things, a broken rear NS spring and a front anti-roll bar drop link. MoT garage have estimated 'about 200 quid mate', but will be confirming their price tomorrow. I checked with GSF's website, and a spring is £48 and a drop link...
  8. DIY
    Just thaught I would show you some pics of what I do for a living ( installing boilers ) I get a bit ANAL about straight and clipped pipe work ( everthing linear gawd I think I need to see a shrink :crazy:)
  9. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    tech2wiki.com -> Who can participate documenting the Tech2 procedures? For converging all the tech2 information in one place we introduced the tech2wiki.com. Anyone, besides the SAAB Tech2 facebook group members, who is willing to help out by creating content based on your own experiences?
  10. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Conv/Combi/TurboX/AWD (2003+)
    Hi All, Well, as per my other 2 threads, the water feed to the turbo had corroded badly at the banjo connection which caused a water leak. The real issue was the pipe itself and how we were going to fix it. Initially bought a hose fit banjo end off eBay with the hope of cutting the pipe down...
  11. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Ok so my heated wing mirrors stopped working the other day, not the best time of the year for it! Anyway I thought I'd do a bit of DIY investigation.... I later find that I've got the passenger side working (cleaned connectors etc) but can't get the drivers side to work so deduced it was a...
  12. DIY
    Creative comes from everywhere! You guys must have not ever seen such cool turbo table lamp. It is consists of a K&N filter and some components from an abandon turbocharger.
  13. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    After taking a 250 mile trip to Blacksburg Virginia and back, my car was sounding a little exhausted. There was very loud rattling coming from the timing cover, so I decided to investigate. I whipped out the timing chain tensioner (after taking out the plug) and with no surprise, it was one or...
  14. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I just bought an awesome 2003 9-5 aero. However for some reason the previous owner has installed a DIY push start button on the centre console. It works just fine however I really dont see why anyone would need to do this, and would like to return the car to it original state, i.e. turn the key...
  15. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    We've just bought a 9-3 Sportwagon TiD to replace my wifes dying 900 Talladega. It's a lovely car, but the aircon doesn't work. The seller had it leak checked and regassed before we collected it, but within a few hours it was u/s. I'm getting it leak tested tomorrow to confim where the leak is...
  16. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Fixed my p0411 code, can the light be turned off without a trip to the garage/techII???
  17. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    EML light on SAAB advised replacement EGR v/v and intercooler. Cleaned EGR v/v, provided short term fix, however light returns and engine retarded to 3K rpm. All hoses checked and OK, sourced a new intercooler. Does anyone have a link or PDF for a DIY install??? Much appreciated!!
  18. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    My offside wing mirror packed in not that long ago so I had it tech II'ed when my car was last in the garage. Looks though the mirror is faulty (electrically). I think I've managed to track down a second hand mirror at a reasonable price. How easy would it be to swap the two over? Is it a...
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