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  1. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi everyone, does anyone know of this problem with 9-3 2.0 petrol engines from 2008. When cold there is a lack of compression for about 30 seconds and a misfire for the first few minutes accompanied by a bit of smoke. Then when it warms up compression is fine. I took it to what used to be the...
  2. Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I have just fitted a android stereo to my car, it powers up fine but I have no sound. I ha used the loom https://www.dynamicsounds.co.uk/autoleads-pc2-96-4-saab-9-3-9-5-iso-wiring-harness-adaptor.html also could anybody tell me the colour of the steering wheel trigger wires CHEERS
  3. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Conv/Combi/TurboX/AWD (2003+)
    HELP! I cannot find anywhere to ask a question, but this thread might be able to direct me. My SAAB radio died and I replaced it with a Pioneer unit, installed by a specialist. All of the audio warning sounds do not now work. Is there any fix to this?
  4. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Guys, Got a bit of a strange one with Mrs [email protected]'s 2002 Cabrio. Started about a month ago with a leak from the water pump and the heater stopping working periodically. Fitted a new water pump and thought that was that. Two weeks later, clouds of steam and she had to get the nice man in the...
  5. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Conv/Combi/TurboX/AWD (2003+)
    There are 5 extra pins on my 08 Sat Nav Head Unit Which are: Pins 1* Aux -stereo in L (+) 2* Aux - stereo in R (+) 9* Aux - stereo in L (-) 10* Aux - stereo in R (-) 11* Aux - stereo in - shield can this be used as Aux in as a music Bluetooth or even for Aux in for the park assist....?
  6. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Conv/Combi/TurboX/AWD (2003+)
    Theres 3 extra inputs not being used Aux Stereo in x 2 and Mono Stereo x1 would like to add reversing camera or a Bluetooth audio receiver I know theres an aux in 3.5mm jack on the front of sat nav head unit but I like cables/wiring hidden... something like pic...
  7. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Conv/Combi/TurboX/AWD (2003+)
    Hi was wondering if anybody new what the 2 plugs on the rear of the sat nav 9-3 model were for????
  8. New Member Introductions.
    Hi everyone. New member that's new to Saabs! Purchased my first recently and am already madly in love with her. I also have a question about a new key (sorry if I'm not supposed to post this bit here!) I live in Hampshire, and need a new key, as the spare key that came with the car is...
  9. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Conv/Combi/TurboX/AWD (2003+)
    Afternoon all! Reading through the forum, it's clear that I seem to have succeeded in choosing the car with the most awkward audio system known to man. My current setup is bog standard factory, which is a bit, well, weak. Thanks to haloweenhamster's excellent writeup, I've sussed I'm running an...
  10. New Member Introductions.
    Hi Crew, Terrific forum you have here, lots of good info with expert help! :) The Saab in question is a 2008 9-3 linear 1.9TID manual convertible. I don't actually own the car, it belongs to a friend. Lots of power from a small 4 cyl diesel! UHP common rail is certainly the only way to go!! :)...
  11. Saab Parts / Accessories, FOR SALE and WANTED
    Guys, I have available a pair of new, old stock reflectors for a Classic 900. Part nos. 8550865, and 8550857. A head set for the 8 valve engine made by Fell, Arthur and Bennet, complete including some sort of heat shield that I don't recognise and a set of NGK BP6E plugs. All in their...
  12. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Conv/Combi/TurboX/AWD (2003+)
    Hi there! Looking for some help This is the back of the late 2007 Saab 9-3 sat nav I've been trying to retrofit. I've had an awful lot of trouble finding a connection which fits into the FM/AM antenna socket just below the blue bit in the attached picture. I thought it was Chrysler 2002...
  13. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Yeah ...... Glow plugs :D How tight should they be ? ......... I tried Nipped up good N' tight ......... But I got oil hanging around in the area ....... So is it not nipped up enough glow plugs........ Is it making its way outta the swirl flap holes ....... Or is it something that's yet to be...
  14. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Today I refit the glove box, and dash panels that I removed when I recently fit a new fuel pump relay, and now the EML is on, the strange thing is, the engine is running perfectly, no limp home mode, no limitations on revs. I have ordered a correct fault code reader as the cheap one I got was...
  15. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    hi guys bulkhead cracks has reared its ugly head, any idea what steering rack brace I need to fit and where I can locate one. I'm in south Africa and will need to shio it over I've located a fairly competent garage who does my work for me with the aid of my WIS and my tech 2... oh I'm driving...
  16. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Conv/Combi/TurboX/AWD (2003+)
    Hope someone can help. I was looking to find out if there is any way to change my current head unit (ICM2) to the new facelifted one found in 2007 models onwards. After reading the sticky thread on audio setups I'm a bit confused about which one I have since it doesn't seem to fit any of them...
  17. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    so i have known about this for a while but i have a rip in one of my rear head restraints 2009 Convertible, Black Leather any ideas where i can get a new one from (Ebay doesnt seem to have the correct one, and neo brothers have said they dont have any but will keep an eye out, general searching...
  18. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi took off the heads, tried to align the camshaft exactly where they came off. Put on the new timing belt and engine won't rotate past 90 degrees just stops. Engine is at top dead center. Took off belt engine rotates normally. I have pictures of the camshafts as they came off and tried to...
  19. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Conv/Combi/TurboX/AWD (2003+)
    I am reposting this here to see if anyone with HU and audio experience have any idea how I can get around my audio problem. I fitted my new head unit on Sunday and since fitting it I now have all that I need connected to it. All the options when to play audio are DAB, Radio, USB, Aux, DVD/CD...
  20. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Conv/Combi/TurboX/AWD (2003+)
    Guys, I have just replaced my standard multi disc stereo in my facelift 9-3 aero convert and I am having problems with audio amongst others. I bought a Pioneer AVH-X5700DAB unit along with a dedicated wiring loom including patch so I could still use the steering buttons. All this was bought...
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