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  1. Odd Air-Con Query

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi Chaps. This is a curious one. Yes, the weather's been great lately, time for the Air-Con! Why does the dash face level vents have different temperature air flowing? With the temp set to lowest, drivers window vent and centre vent (RHS) has cold air - lovely! The passenger side window vent...
  2. New member with sales query

    New Member Introductions.
    Hi All my name is Tim and I own a 2005 9-5 wagon 2.2 TiD and have inherited my late fathers 9000 CSE 16 2.3 Turbo black with leather seats. I am wondering what to do with the 9000, my local service agent doesnt want it as he does not get many 9000s in so no good for parts for him. Its been...
  3. Bricked an ECU - Replacement query

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    So tried to install a map to my dads Saab 9-3 (Z19dth 1.9 150 diesel) However the flash failed and the ecu is corrupted. Does a replacement have to be numbers matching or any can 1.9 150 diesel ecu be paired to the car? Thanks Having a bit of a mental meltdown at the moment (mainly as its not...
  4. MY2003 Aero SAI Pump - VIN number query

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi Guys, I`m trying to fix my Dad's 2003 9-3 Aero. The SAI Valve failed and the Pump seems to be totalled. My Dad would like it fixed cheaply especially as the SAI pump isn't really needed. We've considered putting a lamp on the end of the wire to fool the ECU into thinking that the pump is...
  5. Fuel line query

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I've been looking round the engine for tell tale signs of what could be causing the fuel to drain back to the tank and I came across this... The pipe to the filter is metal but where it changes direction towards the foot well there is a tiny piece of moulded plastic pipe with a shaped rubber...
  6. dash lights update and query (sorry)

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    hi guys Iv got to the bottom of my dash lights Issues and It appears to be my faulty twice alarm unit been faulty for a while but no alarm sounding can I take It off and will the car run without It fitted I should say I do know how to take it off but don't know if car will start and run with...
  7. Front brake caliper - guide pin query

    Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Does anybody know what sort of spanner is needed to remove the guide pins/securing bolts on the Saab 9-3 (98-02) front brake caliper? I've printed out the appropriate pages from the WIS, but they don't say whether it's a Torx, Allen or otherwise. I don't want to get started and find I'm missing...
  8. Climate control query

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi chaps, I have just bought a 53 Aero Convertibl. Fantastic car, has almost every option ticked. One question is when I pop the roof down the climate control goes into a different mode, everything works such as fan speed etc but when you adjust the temperature it's just numbers 1-10 and not...
  9. Saab 9-3 Sport Exhaust query

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi, I have a 9-3 2.0t petrol saloon. I have seen an advert for a Saab sport exhaust (twin tailpipes) but the seller has stated that the part is for Diesel engines only. The part number quoted is 12798937, when I look at the Saab documents information...
  10. throttle body query saab 1.9 tid

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    took off the turbo hose to look at the throttle body today. I noticed that the flap was open. I could manually move it to close and it seems free enough. my questions are. 1. shouldn't it be in the close position when the engine is off. 2. while inspecting the throttle body with engine running...
  11. Aero MY94 manual gearbox bush clamp bolt size query

    Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hi Folks, the subject says most of it... I noticed some creaking noises coming from the front area when driving over uneven surfaces and found that the uppermost of the two bolts that hold the C piece that goes round half of the gearbox mounting bush isn't there! As a result the box is...
  12. New member - foolish - query wrong gear box

    New Member Introductions.
    Was foolishly trying to save money so used a cheap SAAB technician instead of a dealer. Discovered that when replacing the clutch of my 2003 Sport Vector 9.3 he installed a 6 speed gear box instead of my 5 speed gear box. Is this going to damage my car? I won't allow him near it as he also...
  13. Saab 93 2008 stereo/phone query

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi all... I have just bought my first saab, 2 weeks ago... And I love it, but I need some help with stereo/phone etc. I am still waiting for the garage to supply replacement handbook, so please bear with me.. It is a 58 plate (2008) 1.9 tid airflow estate.. I don't have the satnav stereo, it is...
  14. 9-3 auto gearbox oil cooler pipes query

    Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hi - does anyone know please if the pipes from the auto gearbox on the 2000-2002 9-3s will also fit the earlier 9-3s? (length / fixing points / fittings at either end?) Thanks
  15. Mpg query - 9-3 Aero

    Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Hi All Years ago when I owned my much loved '88 900 Turbo I suffered from excessive gas (use), so I was not expecting my new beast ('54 9-3 Aero convertible) to be the most frugal thing on four wheels. However, after one month of usage I am surprised as to how far it is from the company stated...
  16. Saab 93 Vector stereo query

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Conv/Combi/TurboX/AWD (2003+)
    Firstly just joined the ranks of saab ownership.. Hi ive just bought a 2004 saab vector convertible, the stereo (radio) is working fine but the CD player is not working :-( the bass, treble and fader knobs are missing, it has a telephone keypad? does it support a phone? it doesnt have an aux...
  17. Steering Query

    Classic Saab 900 (1979 - 1993)
    Greetings... I have recently had some serious underneath work done on my 1991 900 turbo, as the panels beneath the wishbones and suspension had rotted badly. A good solid job was done, and with a much lighter wallet, I drove home. I noticed however, that the steering wheel was out od...
  18. Suspension query

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi About to replace the shocks on my 07 sportwagen and need to know if it has sports or standard suspension. Car has original 17" wheels and code on the base of the vin plate .... 4-AL-4-3-25-34-AA-BA-CA-DA I understand the springs and shocks can be deduced from the codes. Can anybody assist! Thanks
  19. Exhaust query

    Classic Saab 900 (1979 - 1993)
    Hi, my interim pipe (between cat & back box) has gone and I'm looking to fit myself. Can anyone suggest a supplier? Although I'm a bit unsure as to the exact piece ... it's a '93 SE and all the bumpf I've read suggest the cat/pipe flange is 4 bolt although I've got a 3 bolt on mine which seems...
  20. In car microphone on a 2005 9-3. Another wiring query for in car hands free!

    Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Dear All, Another query in the wiring of the in car microphone. My car is a 2005 9-3 and I have fitted a Nokia bluetooth kit via the 18 pin connector socket on the passenger side. Sound comes through the car speakers and the multi function display shows "telephone", so, all good so far. Back to...