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  1. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Hi all, I bought a 2008 9-3 Combi TTID auto back in April as my first car and I love her, 192k km's and in really great condition. As you would expect for a 10 year old car there have been a few small niggles(needed some front springs replacing etc which seems to be standard issue) however...
  2. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I've never seen anything like this so not really sure how to even describe it. I've noticed that when I insert the key, there's no regular click. I've tried different keys with no luck. Once I turn the key, the console and the screen start flashing, there's some weird clicking happening and some...
  3. Saab Parts / Accessories, FOR SALE and WANTED
    Hi, Guessing these are going to be as rare as any of the common sayings about rare items however it is worth a go. Looking for the genuine Saab or Elk parts equivalent if anyone has one radio fascia adaptor. The kit that took the standard weird not quite double DIN size radio slot down to a...
  4. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Transmission Issues Hey scene I just picked up a 2003 Saab 9-3 a month ago and I am having a strange issue after fixing what I thought was just a bad input speed sensor on the trans. After I replaced the input sensor and cleared the codes she drove normal for about 20 minutes around some back...
  5. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi All Hoping some kind soul can point me in the right direction. Went to park the car in the in the drive this evening as was sitting on the main road and when starting her up i noticed the brake lights were on constantly (even with the fob out of the ignition switch) also when trying the...
  6. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Have just been sitting in my car and listening to the radio for my lunch hour :) While I was sitting there, I was having a good look around the car. I found some weird little socket things inside the centre console storage area, next to the aux power socket. There's a rubbery grille thing...
  7. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi Folks, I've just noticed (as I hadn't used it before) a couple of weird, loud noises when I switch my recirculate feature on and off on the climate control. When I switch the feature on I get a loud "burring" noise which goes away after 10secs or so. Then when I switch it off agin iget an...
  8. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi Folks, I bought a 2004 93 1.8t Vector Sport just yesterday from an independent small dealer... On my drive home I received a warning light telling met "Hot engine, pullover and leave engine in idle" I couldn't pull over immediately but very shortly after. When I did and sat idling I then...
  9. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi All Here's one for you. I have a Saab 93 on a 08 plate. I have a wering sound that sounds like it is coming from one of the front wheels, it speeds up and slows down with the speed of the engine and disappears when I touch the brake. But here's the weird bit, it only happens when I drive...
  10. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hello, I'm a SAAB newbie and have just purchased my first SAAB 9-3 Vector Sport Estate. I have telephone controls on my steering wheel and dash but nothing is showing on my screen for phone. I have looked in the back for a sim reader can can't find one, so I assume that I need this before any...
  11. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Saab 9-3 convertible 2005 vector 1.8t. Hi, I got issues with the convertible roof. normally it works with the engine not running (ignition obviously on) but not with the engine running. weird. when trying to lower the roof I get the SID message saying to clear an obstruction & / or to go to...
  12. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi all my 2007 93 tid recently developed a couple of electrical faults not sure if they are related but posibly. First of all the radio (A double din 7 speaker system)sporadicly stopped working one day fine the next not at all . Then I started getting a rear fog light warning on the sid and now...
  13. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Guys, ive noticed this in the past couple of weeks, when i put the cruise on the car struggles to maintain a constant speed, the car starts jerking back and forward, accelerating and then backing off, turbo needle goes up and down a bit. It has been quite windy in ireland in past few weeks, gale...
  14. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I have recently bought a 2003 Aero, and coming from a n/a 9000 CD, what a car it is! However, I have noticed a couple of things which might be issues. The first is a weird kind of humming sound you can hear in the engine bay, as well as outside and inside the car. It increases on...
  15. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi guys, My Saab 93SE Convertible from 2003 makes a weird sound with you take foot off the accelerator. I can't really describe the sound so I recorded it and put it online: http://korebrits.nl/test/saab93.mp3. So it happens after accelerating when you let go of the pedal. You can here the sound...
  16. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi All I have an odd problem with my 9-3 (Petrol 06 plate) that I hope some of you guys might be able to help me with. I am getting both Left and Right dipped beam failure - even though I have swopped out both bulbs, strangely though the washer pump has also stopped working. First thought was...
  17. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi all, I have a 2.0t vector sport saloon with the standard 7 speaker setup, when i bought the car i noticed that the drivers side speaker crackles when turned up, so i thought maybe the speaker was blown, however if i change the balance and push it all to the right it sounds absolutely fine...
  18. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hello, Anyone have any idea why? when I go over speed bumps or anything that makes the front suspension go up and down that i get a weird creaking noise from the front suspension ? Its really hard to describe the noise but when you go over a speed bump at low speed entering a shop car park for...
  19. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi Guys, I have a saab 9-5 2.3 turbo automatic 1999 t Plate. It has a weird issue with a relay for vacuum pump huming intermitantly. I switch ignition on after leaving over night don't start car just all the way before starting so dash lights up and next turn would start it. Then the relay for...
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