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  1. Unable to unlock the Door on Saab 9-7x as battery died

    Saab 9-2X, 9-4X & 9-7X Workshop
    Got any ideas for how to either unlock the hood or unlock the door my 2007 9-7 (4.2) Battery died and key will not manually unlock the drivers side. --- any ideas???
  2. Flywheel Locking tool alternative

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    A trick I discovered today which might be of interest to the community. I am not an automotive mechanics and work on my car when I really have to. recently, I had to change the end-plate on my car (2002 Saab 9-3 SE Turbo Convertible) and to do so I removed the engine from the engine-bay. On...
  3. Manual Ignition Housing Assembly

    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...
  4. Need help diagnosing door lock issue

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello I have a 2004 saab 9-3 aero. I'm having issues locking the doors. The car used to lock and unlock with the remote but now it doesn't. Also when I hit the lock button in the car none of the doors lock but they do unlock. I have to manually push down each lock except for on the drivers door...
  5. 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...
  6. 1997 Saab Lock/Unlock chirp/beep stopped working (more in thread).

    9000 Workshop
    1997 Saab 9000 CDE Nutshell version: no more chirp sound with lock/unlock, all the doors still lock and unlock with fob. All the lights still blink when I lock/unlock. Thoughts? Long version: Had some problems with the battery (dropped cell and -20 degree weather). During the coldest days the...
  7. Few questions...

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    First of all did something happen on this forum where passwords were reset? I tried logging into my old account today and not only would I not accept the saved password on my iCloud Keychain but it wouldn't even accept the password that saabcentral would send me when I reset it? Second, I have...
  8. Tailgate lock fault

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi, can anyone advise please, my Aero estate tailgate lock has developed a fault where the lock is working perfectly off the remote, locking and unlocking as it should, but the boot open light is permanently on and the interior light above the loading area is stating on all the time i'm driving...
  9. Passenger door lock switch CV

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So when I bought my 04 vert almost 3 years ago it had one missing item that I thought rather strange. It came with a blanked out door lock switch on passenger side. I have seen other verts with the switch there so i figured it was just some weird option fitted. Fast forward to now and recently...
  10. Trunk lock cylinder locking up?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Weirdest thing happened to me today. Replaced passenger side inner light due to someone backing into it. Got everything back together and go to test out the lock...it won't turn. Can't get it out of the vertical (locked) position. It was working flawlessly just before I replaced the light but...
  11. SID Says Driver's Rear Door is Open When it is Not...

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    A little while ago I was receiving the infamous driver's rear door lock failure in which the door would neither lock nor unlock with the FOB or buttons on the driver's/passenger's door(s). About a week ago I finally got around to replacing the lock actuator which seemed to be the most...
  12. Passenger Door Lock Actuator

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I have a 2008 saab 9-3 and have been looking for the pass. door lock act. for MONTHS now and cant find anything. I got the part number from a chevy dealer a while back but every time I search for it I get different looking parts from different sites. Has anyone dealt with this problem and can...
  13. Lock Pulls - Machinists?

    C900 Workshop
    Hey there, does anyone out there know what the thread is on the lock pulls? ...Or if there is a thread for that matter. I wasn't able to check before I came home for the holidays and I'm having a friend make me some lock pulls. So if anyone has a pitch gauge and could measure that up for me I...
  14. Replacement Parts

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Alright, I know there are all kinds of places that have saab original parts, I just cant seem to find them. I need two things, 1) passenger door lock actuator (door wont unlock/lock with fob or door buttons, must be done manually) 2) directional nozzles on headlight washer fluid dispenser...
  15. For Sale: Reproduction special tool 8392987 Flywheel Lock

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    Name: Dennis Lin Location: Shoreline Wa USA Description: Limited run of (15) Flywheel locking tool for 900c or 99. Faithful reproduction of the original factory tool. Does not slip like the slotted bolt locating tools. Pictures: Original on the left, reproduction on the right Remove the...
  16. Door Lock Switch Not Working

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    bought used 2004 9-3 Aero Convertible. Door lock switch located on drivers door did not work. Key Fobb works the lock/unlock fine. Replaced switch in door with new factory switch, same result. The switch is illuminated so I assume it has power. Does not make any noise whatsoever when...
  17. 9-5 Central Locking Issue (Very Strange)

    9-5 Workshop
    I've had my 9-5 for 3 years now, but ever since I purchased the vehicle the central locking hasn't worked. When the car was with the previous owner they did work, and I personally witnessed it. Prior to me owning the car, I was in the car when it suffered massive engine failure. (Turbo...
  18. For Sale: Saab (Original) 9-3 C-track roof rack w/ ski/snowboard rack (lockable w/key) - $250

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    Saab (Original) 9-3 C-track roof rack w/ ski/snowboard rack + new Inno fairin - $200 Editing to lower the price and add the fairing to the package. For sale is an OEM Saab C-track roof rack with ski/snowboard attachment. + bonus brand new Inno fairing. Should fit 9-3 sport sedan model years...
  19. Got my gas door to lock

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Since I bought my vert last year (an early 04) I could hear the locking mechanism but it was not locking. While I had the trunk apart working on my speaker install I decided to take a look at why it was not locking. Turns out it was just the locking pin not lined up with the hole correctly. Took...
  20. New Member here to help

    The Lounge
    Hi i'm new to this Excellent forum I have worked for an auto locksmith company in the UK for 15 years, i'm willing to help any one with a key, immobilizer or lock problem without promoting the company I work for. I am here on a personal level. I won't confess to know much about Saab's unless i...
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