SaabCentral Forums banner


  1. Saab 9-3 Slow Start

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi, I've recently purchased a 2008 Saab 9-3. I've noticed that the first time I start it everyday, it's very slow to actually start. It cranks several times and almost seems like it's going to fail. This hasn't actually happened in the short time i've owned it. What is odd though is that after...
  2. Sell my '02 saab 9-5 or fix it

    The Lounge
    Hi, I am new to the forum My Saab is a '02 9-5 Arc 3.0t The car was bought 4 years ago when I came to the states. It has been a nice car but I bought a new Volvo 1 year ago. I need a second car for my family member but I am not sure that I should fix my Saab or get a new car. My dream Saab...
  3. Manually open Convertible TOP (HELP)

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi, I have had this Saab for almost two summers now in Texas and I really want to enjoy it. I haven never been able to take the top down except for the first day I bought it! I know there are lot of people that have asked how to do it and I've read plenty of them. If someone could please...
  4. Add heated seats to 1999 9-5 SE

    9-5 Workshop
    Hello! I am a new 1999 Saab 9-5 owner, and I love it. I love Saab Central forums! I was able to fix my CEL after following the detailed instructions on replacing the Fuel pump retainer ring and seal. So let me start by saying thank you to all of the brilliant members of this forum. I would...
  5. Nothing can be programmed to my car.

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    A few months back I made a post about how my car has two VIN numbers and couldn't program a new steering wheel lock after I got the error message because the Tech would ask both numbers (cars) for security access. I took it to a guy at a former Saab dealer ship and he said he couldn't figure...
  6. Saab 900i 1990 passenger window stuck

    C900 Workshop
    Quick question: Passenger window stuck, worked when I got it just over a year ago, but as I hardly used it, it got progressively slower and now doesn't shift. I think the motors fine, so I'm assuming it might just need a bit of lube. In Christchuch and there's a lot of silt flying around from...
  7. 2004 9-3 stereo. Lights but no action!

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi all, New to the forum but have previously owned a 900GM vert. I recently purchased a 2004 9-3 2.0t and the previous owner advised that the stereo (ICM2) simply stopped working a few weeks ago. The buttons light up with the rest of the dash but the screen is blank and won't fire up when you...
  8. Leaking Trunk/Hatch fix (pics)

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    An issue with Saab 9-3's is a leaking trunk/hatch. A common remedy of this is to clear out the residue and any debris in the sunroof drain plug located in the outer corners of the trunk. Or the hose itself may be disconnected. To get to the plugs you must take off the carpet. There are 4 screws...
  9. Leaky Convertable

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    So, I just bought a saab 2001 9-3 from a used car deal. One of the first questions I asked was if the convertible roof leaked. I was told that it didn't, and it was with standing the florida storms just fine as of recent. One week later as of now, and I come to find out that the roof leaks...
  10. Should I give up?

    9-5 Workshop
    I love my 2001. It has 112,000 miles runs good but A/C is gonzo and now the power steering hose is leaking. My mechanic says this is a $1500 to $2000 repair. OUCH. Is there a cheap fix? Is is worth spending that much $$ on it. Will it go 150 -175k miles??? Many thanks
  11. Convertible Top Hits Tonneau Cover Hinges on 1997 900 SE

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi, I have a 1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo convertible and would like to fix the top so it can fold down completely. No problems when the top is up, but when I try to put it down, it hits the hinges (see pictures). It has been put into manual mode using the red lever behind the back passenger seats...
  12. Rear Window Fix - Urgent! - Need to Jam ASAP!

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hey guys. I just got done bypassing my 1996 Saab 900S's NSS and now my drivers side rear window has fallen slightly into the door, and I hear a crack and it sounds like a piece has fallen off the assembly inside. :cry: My question to you: How can I jam my window or force it to remain shut...
  13. Some things that need fixing on my 9-3

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    ...I hope these pictures work There are some things on my 9-3 linear that have been bugging the crap out of me... The front trim peice (under the front bumper, i guess) has a gap in it or something. I can't really explain it. (I appologize for the dirt) that's the front trim piece...
  14. Broken lower controller arm, easy fix?

    C900 Workshop
    Pulling out of a parking lot (luckily not going more than 5MPH) I heard a very large snap. After attempting to drive not a few feet I realized I wasn't going anywhere. I jacked her up and saw to my despair a very broken metal beam, I later learned to be the lower controller arm. The mechanic I...
  15. How To: Polish Headlight Lenses - remove rock chips/hazing/foggy issues

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So I was sick of the deteriorated output from my '04 Aero's headlights - a few NH winters caused some pitting/hazing of the lenses. So here's what I did to fix it. 1) Hit up VIP Auto (also available on Amazon) 3M Part #39008. Looks like this: 2) Polish (sand) one light a time, starting...
  16. EGR Flow too low - Problem - How to fix?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello I'm from Bulgaria and my car is Saab 93 2,2 TiD 2001 year. I have a problem with the car .I try to fix it in official Saab service in Bulgaria but after 7 hours there the problem is not fixed. They told me the code of the problem it is PSG 16 - P0401 EGR Flow too flow. Can somebody explain...