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  1. Hi! New member with lots of questions!

    New Member Introductions.
    Hi Everyone, I'm new to Saabs and new to here and unfortunately have a poorly 9-3 :(
  2. Questions about upgrading to aftermakred on a 9-3

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Conv/Combi/TurboX/AWD (2003+)
    Hello lads! I got a 2003 9-3 with the infamous hard to swap stereo. So i got a couple of questions! I was thinking of just pulling the cd player portion and installing it there, keeping the original infortainment unit. 1: can i make some form of getho fiber loop by splicing the fiber optical...
  3. 2007 1.9 (150hp) sport wagen questions

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Posting here instead of the 9-3 new workshop forum as new members are unable to post there. So looking to buy a UK 2007 1.9tid sport estate. Taken it out for a test drive and its ok, not as quick as my old VW Golf TDI150 (without a DPF) but it certainly cruises and pulls from low revs consistent...
  4. ICM questions plus Tech 2 in the north west.

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Conv/Combi/TurboX/AWD (2003+)
    I have just bought an icm3 to replace my icm2. The replacement hasn't need divorced and has a very different spec to my own car. Due to this it will need coding in will this be possible if it's not need divorced? Also I swapped my 6 disc changer with another and now when carrying out...
  5. Call me Ishamel ( with a couple of questions)

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hey everyone, Recent Saab owner,2004 ARC 9-3 convert blk/blk I just love the car, strong blah blah blah blah. Yet I join for some guidance for a few things, 1) Replacing or Removing the Convertible; The side braces are bent and currently don't work. I live in California, so I can remove...
  6. 2011 Convertible questions

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Esteemed Saab collective, I have a UK spec 2011 TTiD Linear convertible that I have had from new, as it is ageing it is starting to throw up some curious electrical issues (at least I think they are electrical). I am sure these will have been covered way before I joined the group yesterday...
  7. Another Aftermarket stereo questions

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Conv/Combi/TurboX/AWD (2003+)
    Hi Guys, I have a 2006+ facelift Saab 9-3. I've purchased a Chinese aftermarket Android unit and am about to put it in. I've got the cage/fascia kit Wiring kit wise I haven't bothered given that the Chinese model isn't standard ISO so am looking to wire it up myself. Now to my main question...
  8. a few questions re EGR, DPF, MAP and MAF

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hello All, i have a few questions. I have a 2007 1.9 TiD (120) Z19DT 8v 93 vector sport. I have many issues with exhaust system, i replaced the DPF (second time) in 3 years...i fitted an aftermarket as i also have op-com and can do forced regens and keep an eye on things actively. Recently...
  9. New member, First time saab owner! lots of questions

    New Member Introductions.
    I just picked up an 2003 saab 9-3 2.0 turbo linear that was basically left for dead because it had so many small problems, for example it was jump started and amp1 went out, wipers not working at all but motor makes noise. Was misfiring but fixed with new ignition coil and etc. lots of...
  10. New Saab 9-3 owner with many questions

    New Member Introductions.
    Hey Saab scene its great to be a member. First off a little background on the car...I purchased the 2003 Saab 9-3 from my girlfriends dad (really inexpensive) with a input sensor issue. Overall outside the mechanics the car looks like an 8.5 out of 10. I'm looking forward to getting some...
  11. Some random questions!

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi all, I only signed up recently and I'm a proud owner of a Saab 9-3 Vector Anniversary Edition Sportwagon. Pictured below: I've got a couple of newbie questions you might be able to help me with: First question, what the hell does the anniversary edition have that the other models don't...
  12. New car new questions

    Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    I have been a Saab owner for 30 years. The last 13 years have been with my baby, a 2000 MCY Viggen. 2 weeks ago she was totaled by some dumb SOB who pulled out in front of me. This happened on a Wednesday, 2 days later on Friday my wife called me and told me she bought me a new car! I was less...
  13. prospective new owner questions!

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi folks , I'm looking to get back in a saab and I have a few questions if you don't mind. I'm thinking about a 2006 9-3 sport wagon 2.0t. What sort of mpg can I expect? I haad a 9-5 before and it was thirsty enough, I rarely cracked 30mpg no matter how i drove. Is there anything in particular...
  14. Questions regarding installation of Powerflex bushings, throughout the chassis.

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi I am considering and assemble into Powerflex bushings, in the chassis. I wondered, if anyone has experience with how the car is and run with. Gets it the go-cart-like. More or less, to stiff to drive with. And will I get some more noise, when driving. And besides other things that occur, to...
  15. soon to be new owner with questions

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    hi guys, i go to pick up 2003 9-3 2.0t on thursday, bit of an adventure into the unknown as i have had v6 fords for almost 10 years( cougar and probe):D , is there anything i should look out for. seller has advised of two problems, i have been told that is can be hesitiant in 1st/2nd gear but...
  16. 2 LED questions

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hello, With the LED technology moving forward, are there currently any LED bulbs that could go into headlights (like H7, H4..) and produce satisfactory results? There are many different design H7 bulbs on ebay, some of them have "headlight" in the description. Has anyone tried any with luck or...
  17. 2000 Viggen Vert. So many questions.

    Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hi, as I think I said in my intro, I've recently become the new owner of a Viggen ragtop. Have previously owned both a 99 turbo and 900 turbo so know something of the marque. Anyway, got a number of questions that I hope some of you might be able to answer. 1) Have 2 keys, 1 with banana fob and...
  18. Fluids & filters questions

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    After writing a long post, which I accidently deleted, I'll try to do this again I searched every question before posting it, some of them I figured out, and some of the info I shared here. I have a 2003 Saab 9-3 sport sedan, Vector (175hp) with 285K km (nearly 180K miles) on it. I live in...
  19. intercooler questions

    Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hi I have a 2001 93 2 litre petrol turbo sedan and I have some questions I hope someone can help me with. As I understand the idea of the inter-cooler is to cool the air going into the motor, but the pipe from the inter-cooler to the intake is uninsulated and in a hot engine bay, I would have...
  20. Aero TTiD exhaust questions

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi all, The flexi section of my exhaust (2008 9-3 1.9TTiD Aero Wagon 180bhp) is blowing a fair bit of black smoke and so needs to be replaced. I think I have 2 options, 1 is a new front pipe section with a flange on either end that bolts between the cat and dpf and the other is a new flexi...
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