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  1. Decrease in fuel economy after intermediate service

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi Guys I have a 2008 1.9 ttid Sport Kombi (180BHP) with 199k on the clock. It's in good condition and I try and drive at a conservative speed most of the time plus I use a decent fuel BP Ultimate Diesel. Most of my driving is in the city so my fuel economy is not so good, however I do take the...
  2. Service Indicator

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I have a Saab 93 1.9 tdi sport. I had the car serviced recently but they didn?t close the service reminder in the instrument panel. How can I do this ?
  3. 72k service costs / SAAB specialists near Coventry

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi all - new to this forum and new to SAAB ownership. I have just bought a 2005 9-3 2.0T Aero convertible. Its done 75k miles but had no service since the 54k one, so I reckon its due a 72,000 main + interim service. I'm handy with a spanner so don't mind doing some of this myself, but...
  4. service reminder reset?

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi All.. How do i reset the service reminder (intermediate) on a 2008 9-3 please ? Thanks in advance. s.
  5. SAAB servicing in SW London?

    Saab Recommendations
    Hi everyone Sorry if this is a spam post. I went through the forum but most threads are already a couple of years old so I thought I ask again. My 1998 9-3 convertible needs servicing and MOT. I recently moved to Clapham. Before that I used to bring my SAAB to SAABtech in Welwyn and had...
  6. 120k Service Looms - Should I Sell Up?

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I took my '07 9-3 SE In for an MOT today and it failed on one count - the power steering fluid leaks. Given that I've been topping it up with CHF for a while I didn't realise it was a failable offence... Anyway, it's also due a 120000 mile service. Am I going to end up shelling out more cash...
  7. 2011 9-3X XWD Service

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I've purchased this part... My car is displaying Service XWD. What oils are required? What part of the XWD system requires service...
  8. Clearing 'Time for Service' message

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Guys, I'm sure I've read it here somewhere but can't seem to find the procedure for clearing the aforesaid message. I thought it was something like pressing the clear button then pressing and holding it again until it 'beeps. Doesn't seem to work. Any tips ? Paul @ Kippen
  9. Price of service items

    Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Well today I found myself having to drive right by my local Vauxhall dealership, so I thought I'd nip in and find out how much genuine GM power steering fluid was because it is my intention to swap out using the 'turkey baster' method. 'Well Sir, it's normally 17 quid odd, but today we can do it...
  10. +service and theft alarm warning on sid

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    2003 vector 2.2 tid. can any one help me with these 2 codes. what do they refer too,and can they be removed. Thanks Noel.
  11. Service theft alarm

    Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    I have a 99 9-3SE 4 door hatchback 2.0. Every once in awhile my sid will display to service the theft alarm, it's done this ever since I got the car about 2 years ago. I have not had it serviced and never had any problems with it, until recently(last 3 months). Randomly the alarm will go off and...
  12. 95 Aero Service Reset

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Have tried to reset the "Time for Service" message on my 2005 95 Aero with the clear button as described in other threads but it does not seem to work on my car. Anyone got any ideas? Thanks in advance.
  13. Service Theft Alarm

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    SAAB 95 2L, 02 reg I'm getting an internal alarm saying service theft alarm. How do I do this? Additionally the car alarm has recently started going off for no real reasonand wil not reset on opening and closing the car door. Is this related or is there another problem. Anyhelp welcome thanks
  14. Extended service intervals a load of flip flap !

    Non Saab advice
    Ok last week got a call from my leading company , van due 2 year break fluid change , takes half an hour , ( van done 56.000 miles but 2 years old ) next service due 60.000 miles , Ok so went in bloke came out and said -------- front breaks worn , wipers shot , o/s/r tyre has nail in . Just...
  15. 72K service questions

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hello Everybody, This is my first post. I've just bought a 56 plate 9-3 Aero 2.0T automatic petrol with 70K on the clock and could use some advice on the main service. The service schedule says that the automatic transmission fluid needs changing at 72K. My local garage says that it's only...
  16. price for service

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi everyone, I hope this is the right place for this thread, if not I apologise..and ask the admin or moderator to move it in the right place (it s hard to find an existing thread ...because there isn't or maybe i don't see it..a search box) So I was wondering how much do you guys pay for a...
  17. Holden Australia - Pathetic Service

    New Member Introductions.
    Vehicle Safety Recall for Driver Seat belt replacement received in August ...six months later no action . 93 convertible sitting in shed all summer as I await parts . Not happy . Are other haveing the same expereince ?? Very frustrated as I want to enjoy my car !
  18. Time For Service Indicator 59 plate.

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Guys, Apologies for bringing this subject up again as I've searched and it's been discussed loads of time, but I can't seem to clear mine no matter what I try. I have a 59 plate 2.0ltr Turbo Edition Diesel, it's not long (Mileage) been serviced and it appears the indicator has come on due to...
  19. Service Parts TTid vs Opel

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi All, About to service my 9-3 TTid. OEM parts are v expensive but I don't want to skimp too much and use general motor factors stuff all over. What Opel / Vauxhall parts are the same assuming they are cheaper ? So: Oil Filter - I think same as Opel Insignia 2.0 CDTi ? Fuel Filter ?? Air...