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  1. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi - Hoping some of the Saab whizzes on this forum can help solve this mystery. Tried this on reddit/saab and was recommended to go here. Specs Year: 2007 Make/Model: 9-3 2.0T Transmission: 6-spd manual (original clutch!) Miles: 200K+ (and running perfectly until 2 months ago) Previous repairs...
  2. New Member Introductions
    I love my Saab 900 when it is sunny out. The turbo is a blast and the car was running like a top. I had the car serviced - new muffler. Drove it home great. Parked in the driveway, all good. I come back out to move it and it wouldn't start. There is gas in the car. After tinkering with it - I...
  3. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Oddly enough, the only ignition problems happens when the engine has been running, and is started back up. On a cold start, it turns over no problem. When the engine is warm, it will crank, and try to turn over, but stalls out and stops. I can audibly hear when it is not gonna work as the engine...
  4. C900 Workshop
    Hi, After finally managing to source all the parts to make up a new choke for my 900Gls, I spent yesterday fitting it. I found all the broken pieces of the last one inside the centre console. I think its the first time i've actually been able to start the car properly with the choke, and i'm...
  5. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello, Yesterday I was working and diagnosing a problem in the fuse box under the hood, which only 1 high beam would get power. I took the fuse box apart, and was working on it. The car ran and started fine. There was definitely a short. For the most part I worked with the fuse box unhooked...
  6. 9000 Workshop
    I've recently acquired a 1987 Saab 9000 Turbo. The distributor in the car is blown so we didn't bother turning the key when we looked at it. Once we dropped it off at home, I tried to at least get the engine to turn over, but when I put the key in, it wouldn't move at all. I jiggled the...
  7. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi, I have replaced the ignition switch module that sits under the ignition barrel of my 9-3 OG. It took a few weeks to get the part and I have forgotten a few things so I have two main questions; Does anyone have relevant section of WIS they can send me or point me too, I cannot find anything...
  8. 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...
  9. C900 Workshop
    I'm cross-posting a thread from a different site in the hope of more activity here. Hope that's okay. Long story short, the wiring to the ignition and fuel pump have been mucked with. Badly. Long, long ago (after the ignition switch broke) a friend put in a contact switch and an off/on...
  10. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    2002 Saab 9-3 2.0 Hatchback SE Hey all, my car is an automatic transmission. Today I went to go to work, car starts up fine, but my gear selector is stuck in park and the button on the actual shifter is locked as well. Will not budge. I have checked the brake switch and the brake lights are...
  11. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So I was on my way to lunch today, drove out of the parking lot and then out of nowhere, the car suddenly died. I tried starting it, and it did once for a few seconds, then died again. After that, it would crank, but would not start. I checked the codes and they were "the usual" for this car...
  12. C900 Workshop
    Has anyone else replaced their ignition switch with alternate wiring? After my switch broke, I removed it and used an on/off switch and a contact switch instead. In my case, I never got around to finishing the project and just drove around with loose wires. Then it sat for over a year, a wire...
  13. 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...
  14. 9-5 Workshop
    I've read a few threads already, but the advice is all over the place and from years back...so I'm hoping to get better advice consolidated here. Over the last 2 weeks the key cylinder doesn't seem to want to release fully, but not every time. I can remove the key just fine, but it doesn't...
  15. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi fellers. Just want to share a real simple fix I learned somewhere online recently for a long crank time / delayed start. My 1998 900 SE was firing right up every time, and then that changed suddenly. According to The Fix, I disconnected the negative battery terminal, then turned the ignition...
  16. 9000 Workshop
    My 1997 CSE Turbo is exhibiting some odd ignition behavior. Intermittently, less so now, it will not turn over. It cranks like it very much wants to start but does not. When this occurs the gauge cluster does not light up. Oil pressure, ABS light are very dim. The fuel gauge does not lift up...
  17. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi all - I am new to this forum. I'm glad it exists! I am dealing with a confusing and frustrating issue. My 2006 9-3 2.0t, on occasion, will simply not start from the off position. For the vast majority of the time, it occurs when I am driving either short or long distances, stop for gas or...
  18. C900 Workshop
    Well my ignition switch is becoming more and more difficult to turn. Want to take care of it before it freezes up completely. After doing a brief research of the topic on the forums, it looks like it could be anything from the lock needing lubrication, a lock cylinder replacement, or the key...
  19. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So 2 days ago, I accidentally left my key in the ignition in the off position (2006 Saab 93). They were in the ignition for roughly 20 hours. Right after the battery completely died(the lights went out the gear shifting box), i managed to poke a wire through the door and lift up the button that...
  20. 9-5 Workshop
    Could you please help!?? Local mechanic put upper radiator hose on car, bout a month later... Car died as I was driving. Cranked up once but cut right off again. It sounds strong and looks strong...engine and electronically, but it just won't crank even though it tries to. Found out the...
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