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  1. 2008 saab 93 2.0 STEERING LOCK MALFUNCTION

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello just started experiencing some bigger issues with my saab 93. ive read several forums about this issue and have always worried it would happen to me. Ive had this car for just under a year now with little to no problems other than a broken suspension spring. That is until yesterday i try...
  2. Positive Battery Cable Routing

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi all, I have a 1999 Saab 9-3 SE convertible with a 2.0 MT. I noticed that the battery cable is just hanging and the cable clamps are not attached to anything. Can some please tell me where they are supposed to be attached? Perhaps a picture of the cable routing. I see several places that they...
  3. 2003 9-3 ACC blows 24/7 til battery dies

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello, i bough an 2003yr saab 9-3 2.0t 110kw. After few months the blower just blows without stop, even if i take the key out.. I googled abit there and there, found some information about Blower Fan Motor Heater Resistor. teared my interior apart and found it, turns out it goes crazy hot in...
  4. 9-5 battery or alternator or something else?

    9-5 Workshop
    Have a 2001 9-5 4-cyl. Started it up yesterday, about 36 hours since it'd last been driven (Wednesday night) and...it didn't start. AAA came, gave me a jump. Took the car to have the battery (which is 3 years old) fully charged and tested--they said the battery was good, was holding its charge...
  5. Little Lady with 1998 Saab 900 convertible

    New Member Introductions
    Hi, I bought a 1998 Saab 900 little red convertible two years ago. Paid $800 needed a car and this was easy to buy while I looked for something else. Top wouldn't go down gears were stripped. But I got it down for the summer and parked it inside nights and rainy days. Well I fell in love with...
  6. Central locking issue but not car battery

    9-5 Workshop
    Hello, My car wouldn't unlock on the electronic key fob. I followed the advice elsewhere on this forum and used the key on the hidden keyhole on the right hand side of the hatchback lid, crawled over the back seat and opened the car manually. I was expecting the car battery to be flat ... but...
  7. Four batteries in four years

    9-5 Workshop
    2008 9-5 destroys batteries at the rate of one a year. Located in upper Midwest, garaged at night, driven about 8,000 miles per year. Electrical system checks out ok every year when battery fails. No known drain, heat or other issues. I find it hard to believe that every Walmart battery is...
  8. Can a bad DIC drain your battery?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey guys, got codes P0340, and P0420 and also an incredibly battery drain again. Problem: Car dies over night.. Question: Can a bad DIC drain my battery? Small overview: Had a drain problem before, it was the Amp and my AC compressor. Bypassed the amp, and replaced my AC compressor, all was...
  9. Electronic issue - Steering lock - Can't turn the key

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello, I own a Saab 9-3 Combi (2006) since a few years and I recently had an issue when trying to start the car. When I was putting the key fob in the ignition switch, the SID was displaying the message :"Steering lock malfunc. Make safe stop", it was impossible to turn the key so impossible...
  10. Saab 95 won't start. (New to Saab World)

    9-5 Workshop
    Hey guys! Nice to meet you all! New to the Saab world so I'm pretty sure you guys can help me out. I have 2003 95 Aero, manual transmission. Car has been driving well, but all of sudden yesters, I went to turn on my car and it wouldn't start. It cranks, but wnot come to a full start. Checked the...
  11. Sid:checking!!!!!!!

    TheSaabSite.com
    from the day i buy my 2003 SAAB 9-3 convertible on my Sid is riteing CHECKING, i took baterry out for 30 min after i put back the same thing, i check the fuses but they are good, why my sid says CHECKING?????
  12. Alternative battery group?

    C900 Workshop
    I went to my local auto parts store this morning and learned both Bosch and the house brand Group 26 (stock battery size for the C900) has been discontinued. I was able to pick up a Champion brand one, but am concerned maybe the Group 26 is being phased out. Is there another size battery that...
  13. Nut to remove battery fastener seems to be inaccessible

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi! new to the forum here. I just purchased a brand new battery for my 2001 Saab 9-5, but upon attempting to remove my old battery I found that the nut holding the battery fastener down is nearly impossible to get at. Do I really need a ridiculous socket wrench extension to get at it, or is...
  14. New wires after having work done?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I had a new battery installed along with a new ignition coil, and now I think there are two extra wires coming off the battery that I dont remember seeing? Its also keeping the battery cover from sitting flush like it used to. Is this a placebo? http://imgur.com/OlkQVxF http://imgur.com/8ebqZmm
  15. Night Panel sometimes starts when starting car, any ideas?

    9-5 Workshop
    This is one I can't seem to find an answer for. Lately when I start the car, if it hesitates just a bit to start (rpms drop for a sec for instance during starter firing), then randomly it will immediately engage Night Panel as it starts. This happens maybe once every 5-10 startups. The car...
  16. Crazy Parasitic Loss

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So two days in a row I had to jump my car in the morning. I take a closer look day 2 and the battery is from 2012 so I got a new one simply due to age. Just to be sure, with the new battery I did a test for parasitic loss and it is drawing 4.85 amps over 5 fuses!:o:evil: Yes, this is after a...
  17. Just bought a SAAB!!! HELP!!!

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Ok! So I recently bought a 2003 Saab 9-3 linear (Manual). I decided to join this site to see if it could help. I recently within the past month replaced The Battery The Starter The Alternator The Fuel Pump Cost me about 850$ for all of it. Car was up and running. I drove my sister home about a...
  18. New Car Just Died

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Just got a 2002 9-3 SE a couple days ago. I replaced the DIC and spark plugs with NGK Laser Platinums from O'Reilly's because of a misfire code. The engine was idling smooth before I replaced the plugs and DIC but there was a noticeable increase in performance afterwards. I took it back to my...
  19. Some battery strangeness

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So over the last two days my battery seemed very weak. Battery voltage was 12.5V so I charged it for a bit (30 min) and voltage went up a bit. Was able to start car and drove for a bit. Same thing today so I decided to replace it as it is 3+ years old. It was in car when I purchased it in June...
  20. 99' Saab 9-5 Sat for 3 years ....

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi All ..... I havent been on in a LONG time - my saab has been down with Turbo problems and has sat for 3 years. (Not my daily driver.) It has been sitting at my friends shop for a while and I just had it towed home, I do not know when the last time it actually was turned over, but its been...
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