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  1. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Conv/Combi/TurboX/AWD (2003+)
    Thanks all in advance jusr got a 2004 93 aero has the old style dash simple question is there anything you can do to get satnav and Bluetooth in the car I have spoken to a couple of audio dealers who said nope can’t do it. Has anyone tried the rear view mirror option can I take my old system out...
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  3. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    So took the motor for an MOT yesterday, failed on Brakes so new Discs and Pads all round on the way, pretty good considering mileage of 219k - tester said everything else was good. Anyhow, 2nd car started not to engage. Now I've already noticed a very worn linkage and worn gear lever as well...
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  5. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    When my 2005 9-3 1.9 TiD Vector is ambling along at say 30mph there is an odd buzzing coming from somewhere. Go a little faster and it stops! I don't want to be doing 40 in a 30mph zone tho to stop it buzzing! I cannot pin it down as its tricky when locate when car is moving. Any ideas what...
  6. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    It needs a 20mm hole (Or there abouts) & I'd say 3/4" room at the back ..... I may do away with that rubbery coin thingi in the armrest storage area ..... I take it the rear of the same area is taken up with ventilation tubing ???? Drilling in to the "Smart Slot" might be a go-er of a idea...
  7. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    All of a sudden one day i pulled up and switched off the dash said steering lock malfunction, i ignored it and locked the car, then it won't unlock with the fob the following day? so i use the key blade to get in and try to start the car and it pops up saying traction control faliure and...
  8. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hows things everyone i'm posting this on behalf of my father he has a 2004 vector auto that has started to give problems. When he turns the key to start the engine the car hesitates for 2 to 3 seconds before turning over and starting but sometimes it will not start or even try to turn over at...
  9. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Here we go again - just deciding what to do now, I've still got the 2 same problems but not sure if they're related. 1) I've never really got rid of my light steering vibration at speeds, I've had wheels balanced 3 times by same garage and they have balanced and road forced as accurately as...
  10. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Gents, Apologies if I've mis-posted. I'd be grateful for ideas about my 9-5's problem. I'm not an expert and won't be looking to self-fix, but I'm keen to get some ideas to avoid a protracted diagnosis, and I'm very anxious to find a Saab technician near Chesham (or High Wycombe, Watford...
  11. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi There. My 9-3 has developed an annoying habit of stalling when hot. Heres the scenario. Engine fires up straight away. No hesitation. If I drive for 20 mins and then come to a set of traffic lights for example sometimes the revs fall well below 1000 and it either idles very lumpy or stalls...
  12. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I dont understand this, I only had new disc & pads fitted Oct last year, brakes have been great but over the last few weeks I've really noticed a fair bit of vibration when braking fairly hard from high speeds. I cant believe it'll be warped discs, the only things I've done over the last few...
  13. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi all, Only just bought this car (2007 saab 9-3 1.8T convertible). It's been standing for about 4 months, but don't know whether that's relevant. I've changed the oil and filters. It makes this noise when cold but it goes away totally when warm. Any ideas? I'd really appreciate any opinions and...
  14. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    The vents are so frustrating. ... Anyone have any advice for mounting a phone? I was thinking of a brodit faceplate and then an attachment of some kind. . How do others do it?
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  16. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    hi, put a new battery in my fob as it seemed to be getting lazy , but no joy fob is still lazy opening and locking doors and info display on dash is saying battery low in fob. ive changed the battery twice now so cant be a duff battery. ideas anyone , help apprieciated
  17. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    2001 95 2.3 linear, when my car isn't warm (at startup until motor is warm) there is a loud irritating squeaky sound as i release the clutch....135k miles not sure if clutch Is the original or not as I recently bought it. any help would be greatly appreciated...thx!
  18. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I have noticed that the leatherette (or whatever its called) side bolster trim has come unclipped on both front seats wher it folds down the side of the centre console. It feels like there is a long clip that runs along the material. I have folded this back underneath, but after a couple of time...
  19. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Anyone got any ideas as to what a ticking may be from behind the dash, below the speedo area??? Seems to be regular, not random, constant low ticking Its reminiscent of a clock ticking but as the displays are digital, it can't be that! Just wondering what mechanically might be causing this. :(
  20. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    When i added a subwoofer in my car, I ran the wires through the driver side threshold trim. I just popped it all up enough so i could get the wires through. This included removing the trim piece that covers the seatbelt. Since I put the trim piece back on, I have not been able to move the...
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