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  1. Steering lock failure help please

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi Guys have not been on this site for ages and not sure I am posting my question in the right spot. I have a SAAB 93 2004. About a year ago i needed to replace the steering lock as I got the mesage saying "steering lock failure" so my car would not start. I reset the computer by disconnecting...
  2. Xenon Left Beam Failure - Light works but doesn't shut off

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hello everyone... I have an 04 Arc convertible with Xenon 'Left Beam Failure' on the the SID however the bulb is working but doesn't shut off after the car is turned off. I have to disconnect the battery so it doesn't drain the battery. I swapped all of the components from the right side and the...
  3. 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...
  4. saab 93 aero 2007 ABS , traction failure HELP !

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    could and one please help me,,,, I've recently had changed my front right suspension strut. the same day after the suspension was re.assembled three warning messages came on the dashboard ABS FAILER, TRACTION CONTROL FAILER, AND STABILITY FAILER. before the suspension was taken apart the ABS...
  5. CV Boot "Early" Failure

    Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hi There, I've just spotted the fact that the CV boots on my 1997 9000 CSE are showing signs of perishing. I wouldn't mind but they are less than 3 years old and they were supposed to be OEM quality. They are made by Spidan (GKN). Does anybody else have similar experiences or recommendations...
  6. Left main beam headlight failure

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi guys, Writing for a qyuick bit of guidance ref above. Car is 55 reg 93 convertible aero with xenon lights. I have managed a year or so ago to change the ballast on both sides as the dipped beams were not working. This solved the problem. I had to disconnect the battery to do so. I now have...
  7. Number Plate Bulb Failure, not what it seems.

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hey all, For a couple of weeks now I've had the message on my SID "Number Plate Bulb Failure". I figured, i'd get round to it at some point. Well Saturday I changed the bulbs over with brand new ones and it didnt work. Checked the fuse, no problems with that... besides other things wouldn't...
  8. Door power failure on 2006 93

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hello, been following the forums here for a while so great to be a member and hoping for some help.. I have had a 2006 93 1.9tid estate for a couple of years and love it, it has been great. Apart from the usual egr valve issue which I have sorted for now thanks to guidance on here the only...
  9. 2004 Saab 9-3 SS 1.8T Total Electrical Failure

    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...
  10. 9-3 Sportwagon rear indicator failure?

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Morning all The rear indicator on my TTID has decided to throw a SID error to say there's a problem. It is intermittent as sometimes the error isn't accompanied by any actual physical problem, while other times I do get a few seconds of fast clicking which then returns to normal. I am assuming...
  11. alternator failure

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Picking up this old thread again. My wife had the car today and called me as the battery lamp came on when she started the car. I told her to drive home anyway (1 hour drive) and all went ok. Later I went out and checked and the lamp did not come on again. But checking the voltage when car was...
  12. Mysterious failure of clutch to engage (at all!) in '99 9-3

    Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Hi, Everyone, This is my first post here but hopefully, with a new (used) Saab in my driveway I'll be getting to know you all. I'm looking at a '99 9-3 with manual transmission; it's in great cosmetic condition but there is no engagement between engine and wheels at all (the asking price is...
  13. SAAB 9000 Speedometer failure

    Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    I have A 1994 9000 CSE and the speedometer stopped working on the motorway today. How easy is it to replace the sender unit, or could it simply be a loose connection somewhere? I have checked the Haynes Manual but it is a bit vague on the degree of difficulty involved. Thanks in anticipation.
  14. Convertible Top Failure

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    So everything is great, top on my '04 Arc Convertible is opening and closing fine, and then all of the sudden I go to close it one last time when I get home and my passenger side buckles. I had to manually straighten it by hand to get it into position to lock. It also buckles now when I close...
  15. Parking Assist SPA failure and diagnostics

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi everyone, Everytime in reverse gear I get Parking assist failure message. I did the diagnostics as per WIS for the SPA module, checked the input/output voltages, resistance. And all seemed ok apart from that there is a drop of 1.0-1.2V (compared to B+) between the output pins going to the...
  16. Lock System Failure - Advice

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Sorry if this has been covered before, I had a search and couldn't find what I was looking for. I have a 2004 Saab 9-3 1.8t Linear, last October the passenger side rear door lock went on strike and refused to operate when I used the fob, the other 3 doors plus boot opened but the lock tab...
  17. '07 9.3 Sportwagon Sport O/S rear light failure

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Four years ago I had the message 'Rear O/S brake light failure' displayed. Had the 20 led assembly replaced, £200 plus fitting - problem fixed. Now had same failure indication displayed, checked, and found light flashing on and off. Had it replaced again (another £200 plus as before). After 3...
  18. Reversing light failure

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Afternoon all Sid tells me I have a right hand reversing light failure. Bulb checks out ok, found no power going to it. Wired across to the left hand unit, lights up fine, but failure warning still present. Guess there is a break in the wire, colour coded at plug end but then just black like...
  19. Battery failure - Traction control and stability sid error.VS 9.3 Tid 2006 150bhp

    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...
  20. Saab 9-3 aero abs , stabilty and traction control failure.

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Driving on the motorway today at 70mph with cruise on I suddenly got the dreaded sid message with abs, traction control and stability failure , the car knocked the cruise off but I'm still able to drive with no obvious faults, I guess it's maybe one of the wheel sensors or the wiring damaged to...
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