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9-3 1999

  1. Drawing Repository?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    Hi all, I was wondering if anyone knows of or has tried to put together a collection of drawings for Saabs, by model? I have a 1999 9-3 SE and every time I search the web for something for it there seem to be plenty of drawings under images. The problem is that these often don't show up in the...
  2. water pump pulley gouged a hole in my timing chain cover

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello, i'm a big fan of the site and wanted to see if anyone had any advice. Over the weekend I ran into the exact same problem as the guy from this thread from 2008: I was driving home my 1999 9-3 from DC and my water pump broke. This...
  3. New to Me 1999 9-3 vert SAAB. Loving it

    New Member Introductions
    Hi just wanted to be part of the community since I just bought a very clean and all original 1999 9-3 vert. Not perfect but its a great little car i'm hoping to get the most out of it. I'll get some pics on here as soon as I resize.
  4. Does a Aftermarket Radio Exist...

    Audio, Video, Navigation & Security
    I just bought a 1999 SAAB 9-3. The pixels are shot on the SID and their is no Bluetooth/ audio jack. I want a system with a Bluetooth connection and hoping a good aftermarket SID replacement exists to make it happen so I can keep the messages it gets. I have looked a lot without luck so any help...
  5. Window issues

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello Everyone, I'm having some issues with my passenger side window on my 1999 9-3 SE Hatchback. It recently started malfunctioning. It used to go up and down but at the moment it won't go up. Yesterday it did the same thing but after a few minutes it started working again, I don't hear the...
  6. Coolant leak

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello everyone, I have a 1999 9-3 SE , few months ago I saw coolant under my car. I thought it was coming from the lower radiator hose so I decided to change the hose and also do a coolant flush. Now I have another coolant leak but I seems to be coming from the same area around the lower...
  7. New aftermarket DIC or used OEM DIC

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello Everyone, I have a 1999 9-3 SE with a red DIC and its in need (I think) of a another one. I have experience some intermittent stuttering or shuttering when I drive it on the highway for a long time or long periods of city driving. I think is the DIC mostly because the previous owner put an...
  8. 99' 9-3SE Engine Rebuild (Forged Internals Parts Issue)

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello Everyone, So I have a 99' 9-3SE (per title), and I am looking to do a complete rebuild. She is my daily driver and has about 230K on the odometer. Never given me any issues (apart from the tranny and some cooling issues), nevertheless my tranny is getting redone so I figured I might as...
  9. Confusion about ACC on first Saab

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I purchased a 1999 9-3SE which runs quite well, but the blower motor in the acc does not work. I pulled the whole system apart and tested the blower and it works fine, and the only logical reasoning I can come up with is that there are missing wires leading into the resistor. The connection I'm...
  10. How do I check hydraulic fluid for conv. top

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I have a '99 9-3 conv with an error message : check soft top. There is no motor sound and the top has not worked for the past year. From reading I want to check the hydraulic fluid. How do I do this? Where do I purchase fluid? Any other suggestions welcome. Thank you.
  11. 1999 9-3 Turbo $2300 UT

    Cars for Sale - North America
    My 2001 9-3 build is stable now, so I'm ready to let go of my 1999 Saab 9-3 Turbo. I upgraded to a leather interior w/heated front seats and tinted windows to protect the leather interior (50% front 5% rear). The drivers seat isn't perfect, but the other leather seats are all good. It also has...
  12. Wanted: Saab Sport Exhaust

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    Hey y'all Looking for a Saab Sport Exhaust for my 1999 9-3SE. Its the exact one that GS sells but i wanted to ask around and see if anybody had one. Also wanted to know what you guys think of the system in general. Thanks a bunch
  13. 1999 9-3 SE Blown gasket Sell Whole

    Cars for Sale - North America
    My one-owner silver Saab with 64,000 miles just blew a head gasket; it's in great condition, 4 door, manual transmission, leather seats, new tires (5,000 miles), new brakes -- and I'd like to sell it whole to someone who wants to repair the engine or who wants to buy it for parts. I have all the...
  14. Sunroof Glass size Differences

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I have a 99 9-3 and the sunroof glass delaminated from the metal frame underneath and blew out. Trying to replace it, but all I find available are sunroof glass with a metal frame that the glass fits into, not the flush glass design I had. Was this a 1999 specific part? It's a different size...
  15. Rear Headrests 9-3 Convertible

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I would like to lower the rear seats to make use of the storage space. The problem is the two head-rests which I cannot remove? The Manual shows each unit with a locking device just above the top of the seat.Yes these locking devices are there on the front head-rests but none on the two at the...
  16. Grinding Gears in 3rd and Reverse

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    The car is a 99 9-3 Base. I've been having gears grinding when I shift into 3rd (while moving), and reverse (when stopped, completely). No matter how gently I shift, it still does it. It doesn't happen every time, but enough that I know it isn't just me not pushing the clutch all the way to the...
  17. For Sale: 1999 OG 9-3 Air Box

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    I put in a new intake and am selling my Original Air Box. It comes with an air filter that is in awesome condition. This comes off of a 1999 9-3, 2.0T, I-4, T-5. p/m for pics. Asking $40.00 obo
  18. CD player issue

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I have a 1999 9-3 Convertible and my CD player is having some issues. When I try to put a CD in, it doesn't take it. When I manually push the CD in, it just stays where I leave it. However, when I push the eject button, it push it back out. So I don't know if it's a motor issue or not since...