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  1. Car starts on its own

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Alright, hello everyone. First time poster, long time lurker of the forums. Shoutout to Diggs, learned a lot about this car from his and all the other OG members posts. I've got a doozy of an issue on my 03 9-3 Linear [auto]. The starter will run on its own anytime I have the key in the On...
  2. Replacement Red DIC Clip

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi! I was changing the Spark Plugs today on my 2008 Saab 9-5. Upon removal of the electrical connector, the red clip that slides out broke (oof!). The connection seems to be pretty sturdy without the clip; however, for peace of mind, I'd love to find a replacement. I've been searching for the...
  3. Boost Cut - stall on idle - electric issue

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello everyone, I have a 2009 Saab 9-3 2.8 with XWD. My car has been tuned to Stage 2 by Brian at Vtuner and I cannot figure out what my issue is for the life of me. The car experiences boost cuts. At WOT it will cut from 15lbs to 5lbs and I can feel the power loss. It happens most of the time...
  4. Secondary Electrical System In Boot?

    Audio, Video, Navigation & Security
    Looking to run a secondary electrical system out of the trunk via a RigRunner for my radios and other accessories so I don't have a bunch of RFI coming back down the line. I'm slowly converting my Saab into a Swedish version of KITT, and wanted to design an electrical system that I could just...
  5. No Power at Fuses: Wipers, Windows, lighter

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Sunroof, all 4 Windows, all wipers, cigarette lighter, back up lights, Do Not work. Fuses are good. I cleaned the contracts and replaced the switch for the center console windows. I figured not all the components couldn't have went bad at once. I took a multi meter to the fuse box in the...
  6. Won't start

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello friends and strangers, Here are the Facts: 2004 9-3 2.0t Battery - Tested: Good, New Starter - Tested: Good Alternator - Tested: Good Fuses - All Good (Engine bay 2x, Driver's Side, Trunk) Miles: Unknown Previous issues: Unknow Description of Problem: The car will not crank, the starter...
  7. Electrical / Ignition Trouble

    Saab 9-2X, 9-4X & 9-7X Workshop
    Relatively new 9-7x owner. I have a 2006 that I've had for a year. I've had problems with the battery - I've actually had to replace the battery in it 3 times since first owning the vehicle. I live in Las Vegas, and I guess it's not uncommon for the harsh temperature to do a number on car...
  8. RPM drop when accessories are on

    C900 Workshop
    Hi SAABcentral, I'm having some trouble with my 1990 900 3 door NA. Anytime anything electrically powered turns on in the car while it's at idle(lights, ABS pump, fans) the engine drops in RPM very slightly. I've put the multi-meter across the battery and turned stuff on and off. I seem to be...
  9. 06 9-5 Electrical Glitch

    9-5 Workshop
    When the car is hot on a warm day and I turn it off, it is as if the battery has been completely removed from the car. The battery is fine and I replaced the ignition switch but it still happens. I have to sit and wait with the dead car for anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes and then it starts and...
  10. 2002 9-5 Fuse Box Problems

    9-5 Workshop
    Hello everyone, So I own a 2002 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3t and I am starting to get some electrical problems. The front head lights are no longer working, and it is because of the fuse connectors in the fuze box are blown out. Its not a fuse problem, I have tried multiple different ones, and it is...
  11. 2003 9-3SE issues, please help?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi, I'm Sam. Thanks for stopping by to help!! I left my key in the ignition to my car(2003 9-3SE Convertible, Automatic) overnight, and the battery was dead when I went to drive to a party. I had a friend come jump me..... He crossed the wires on his end, I saw smoke, and I immediately pulled...
  12. Brake lights won't turn off

    9000 Workshop
    So, problems happen in threes.. right? My e-brake went, now the brake lights on my 9000 don't want to shut off. I've located the brake light switch under the pedal, and unplugged it, brake lights still stay on with car in drive, then plugged it back in, no difference. Would I be amiss to just...
  13. Electrical Nightmare!!!

    9-5 Workshop
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  14. Saab 9000: Strange dashboard sound

    9000 Workshop
    After having started the car in the cold this morning (-12 degrees Celcius) a strange noise occured (follow link to Youtube belo2). I seems to be coming from somewhere behind the ACC-unit, and it kept on going for a few minutes. I'm pretty sure it has something to do with the cold, which also...
  15. Unidentified Broken Part Under Passenger Seat

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I was looking under the passenger seat of my 2004 SAAB 9-3 (with 240,000 glorious miles) and noticed a plastic piece that was broken. It spans from one rail to the other and has wiring attached to the top. I suspect it is related to the airbag system, but I have no idea. The part has the...
  16. Am I Being Ripped Off?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So, I've had an ongoing battle with my 2003 Saab 9-3t for the past six months or so regarding the passenger turn signal. Here's the symptoms and what I've done so far to correct the issue. Problem - Front passenger turn signal doesn't blink using either the turn signal or hazards What I Know -...
  17. Help....

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I just purchaced a 2000 9-3 convertible. ;ol; I an trying to repair the SID and I am encountering a problem. I have already repaired my 2002 9-5 with an SID 2 without any problems but this car has an SID 1 and there is a connector that is keeping me from removing the housing. I have searched for...
  18. Washer pump issues

    C900 Workshop
    Hi everyone, just wondering if any of you guys can help me with some electrical fault finding in my '89 900. Basically, the washer pump is not getting power when I pull the stalk. I've hooked up the pump to an external power supply and verified that it does actually work, so that's not the...
  19. Fluid light when braking and on sharp turns?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    My 99 saab 9-3 is doing something really weird when I come to a hard brake or sharp turn & sometimes when I'm crusing at a good speed and just taking curvy roads, the fluid light will come on briefly and the ! indicator. I assumed it was my Brakes/brake pad/break fluid ect. but I took it in to...
  20. Intermittent start problem. Help please.

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi, one of my SAABs is a '99 9-5 wagon with only 48k miles and recently started giving me some problems to start. It will crank but won't start and I can crank it until the battery dies and nothing, but if I unplug the negative cable from the battery for a few seconds it will start immediately...
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