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  1. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi all, Here is a DIY guide I put together regarding recent CV axle inner carrier bushing I tackled some weeks ago.
  2. Auto Detailing & Body Repairs
    Hi there, I have a 2008 9-3 2.0 T, the sportCombi. I hit a tire on the road a few months back, and the front bottom bumper got a bit of a dinge. I manged to bend it all back, but I have to replace it at some point. Thing is, the one I have is the one with the bottom fog lights. And it just...
  3. C900 Workshop
    I want to connect wires to switches instead of using the ignition switch. Ideally, I'd have three switches - power (on/off), start (momentary), and accessory (on/off). However, I'd be perfectly happy with just power and start switches. Although I have Bentley's and the ignition switch...
  4. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    A sharpie Silver paint marker worked wonders on my faded hatch logos. After the silver paint marker dried, I used a black sharpie to clean up the messy edges. I could have done it on the car after trying it on my workbench. Afterward I did the 2.3 logo while it was still on the car...
  5. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    OK ok... I'm lazy and on a short lunch break - need to replace both of these - the intermediate pipe is more patches than pipe... questions: 1.) I'm rich in character but short on cash. The only site I checked for these so far was EEuroparts... $260 for the header and $95 for the...
  6. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    The switch on my driver side door started having an issue where it could roll the front passenger window back up but not down, all other controls were working as normal. I checked out the replacement cost for the switch (Part Number 12772063) and it was running around 100$ so I figured it could...
  7. 9-5 Workshop
    Yea... used 5w20 as the thread title said. I think this shouldn't cause any problems as it's still 8 F outside, but if anyone knows different please let me know. Thanks!
  8. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Copy and pasting most of this from Dustin, but adding some while also taking out some unnecessary things. But, I was agitated from not finding much from google/forum search, so here we go, please sticky. This is for the 2003+ Saab 9-3 6 speed F40 Manual Transmission Flush. Replacing the fluid...
  9. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Finally got my shipment from Eeuroparts: Viggen clutch kit (9636721) Slave (ZA3406A1)) Axle seals (55353153) Rear main seal (0750476) Flywheel bolts (30551806) Haven't grabbed the engine support from Harbor Freight yet (tomorrow, hopefully), but I pulled the downpipe (though it's stuck at...
  10. 9-5 Workshop
    (I had originally posted this in the "what did you do to your car today?" thread but one of the replies stated it would be nice to have this in its own thread for others to see and have better tags, etc.) Thanks to this thread: http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=204343 - for the...
  11. 9-5 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    Hey guys, Been looking around and I've seen an aftermarket kit but I want to know if anyone has made there own. I can't imagine it being that difficult. Just measure and cut right? Also thinking about replacing all the rubber on the intake. From MAS to turbo inlet and a open air to MAS. Let me...
  12. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello, anyone know where I can get step-by-step instruction on replacing battery? Thanks! 2006 9-3 Aero
  13. Saab 9-2X, 9-4X & 9-7X Workshop
    I created this DIY when my wife's 2008 9-7x battery died. As it turns out, the blower motor didn't turnoff. Even with the key out and vehicle locked, the blower stayed on. Always! After doing a little research, it turns out that the culprit is a resistor behind the blower motor. I ended up...
  14. 9-5 Workshop
    Hi guys, I have a safety related question. There's something about crawling under a car on jack stands that makes me think I'm about to win a Darwin award. I was under mine today doing the PCV update. What's the preferred (safest) way to get under the car, without digging an access pit in my...
  15. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So I've seen a few threads in which members talk about their aftermarket lenses, but never actually seen a thread about it. Let me start by saying I'm new to the whole "retrofitting" or whatever you would like to call it, but I am pretty handy with things so the swap was no problem for me. It...
  16. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi all! Since I bought my SC two years ago, I wanted a to change my rear bumper, I wanted the Hirsch Rear diffuser because it looked AWSOME;ol;, however after some reserch, I found out that it was only for 2008 + models, I have a 07, nobody made one for the 07 so I gave up. Fast forward to four...
  17. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    So me and my fiance are new to the community and just were givin a 2003 9-3 For free from a friend :D. Only problem waterpump is leaking pretty bad... so Ive searched alot online and really haven't found much for replacing waterpump on our 2003 9-3SE 2.0 Convertible. I finally decided to get the...
  18. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I'm 99% sure my water pump just died :evil: I started my car and saw the fill coolant message on the sid, go in the trunk grab the coolant and notice there is a lot of coolant on the ground most of it dripping around the oil filter. I knew it was on it's way out because my coolant was slowly...
  19. 9-5 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    I was wondering wondering if there was any DIY mods for my 06 Saab 9-5 2.3T
  20. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    About a year ago, my headlights started going out for no particular reason, and after some frustration, I discovered that the orange 'relay' module in the engine compartment fusebox was to blame. If I wiggled it, the headlights would come back on. Solution to this problem: Pull the module...
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