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  1. Strange driver door control issue

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey guys, new to the forum and Saabs in general. Had a few Volvo's but haven't had a Saab up till now. I just got the car in trade for one of my old projects. 05 with 105k miles on it. The issue I'm having is that the drivers door controls have gone wacky on me. The driver window goes up and...
  2. 9-3 Steering Lock Malfunction

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum and I'm sure I'm about to get nit-picked about not posting right or posting a topic that has already been covered somewhere (If so- please link me). Anyways, I jumped into my 2006 9-3 2.0T yesterday and put my key fob in. Everything was as usual, and the...
  3. 2008 Rain Sensor & Auto Headlamp Malfunction

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hola! I recently bought a 2008 9-3 2.0T. I've been trying to learn all of the quirks with the car, but it's proving to be pretty good. This morning I went to warm it up before work (it's about 5°C in the morning lately). I came back out to the car around 10 minutes later and noticed that I...
  4. Ecu/ecm crash

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    It seems that my check engine light has turned on and my ecu/ecm module has crashed. I have taken it about 3 times now to the shop to have it reprogrammed and have the newest software installed (according to the mechanic) and it is still failing my car. My preformance is down severely and it...
  5. Saab 900 Convertible Top Malfunction - just looking for clear direction

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I just purchased a 1997 SAAB 900S with only 77K miles. I love the car. Has its minor issues, but fun little car. The top will not go down. Frustrated...and not sure what to do. I was told by the previous owner that he had replaced the SID unit and had added a bracket for a common issue with...
  6. Key FOB door Locks issues. works sometimes

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So I turn to the forum for another Fix. I have a 2006 saab 9-3 aero V6. So basically my car sat (2-3 weeks) for a little while, while I was waiting for a repair part to come in (12847287 and 12588555) after they cracked while changing out the ignition coils and spark plugs. After that I tried...
  7. immobilizer and steering wheel lock

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I need some help with my 2003 9-3 arc Saab ss I'm having trouble turning on my car I tryed disconnecting the battery. Locking the car and unlocking it plenty of times and on the dash it shows steering wheel lock malfunction and immobilizer malfunction but work here and there. I wanna try to...
  8. Wheel lock malfunction, please help !!

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Good evening every one and most specially happy new year ! So here is my problem, my car has been sitting in the garage for the past week. Some one had ran into me and caused damage to my car. The front bumper, the drivers side front fender, the drivers side door and the drivers side rear...
  9. The most unusal/rare steering lock issue (Just ask the people I've taken it to)

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Forgive me for opening up a new thread, I'm new here but I'm not about to bore you and say "Oh, I've got the steering wheel lock malfunction, what do I do??" I've searched about all I could on that topic. What I will try and NOT bore you with (Hopefully) is the issue I had with my 2004 9-3...
  10. Steering wheel lock malfunction -- shop says replace CIM?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi all, Out of nowhere I started getting a 'steering wheel lock malfunction' message from my 2005 Saab 9-3 when the key was inserted. The key won't turn, and obviously car won't start. Have tried disconnecting battery, fuses, etc. etc. Finally got it towed to a local shop, and they say there...
  11. Trouble starting

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello all! I've had an 04 9-3 Aero 2.0 sedan for about 6 months now. In the last couple weeks I have been having off and on trouble with starting the car. When I place the key into the ignition and turn it there is just silence as if the car is completely dead. This usually happens atleast once...
  12. Interior alarm motion sensor problem

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Made a bit of an error by messing about with the alarm motion sensor positioned in the interior lighting compartment of my 2004 saab 93. Thought it was the microphone as I intended to use it with my phone kit. I have swapped some of the wires around in the pin connection and I need to know what...
  13. Saab 93 - 2006 Convertible (Airbag malfunction. Contact Service)

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello guys. I've got 2-3 things I would like to ask and maybe somebody can give me an advise. Last Sunday morning I had the warning message 'Airbag malfunction Contact service' appearing on my screen. This came minutes after the starting up check which showed everything was ok. I've driven on...
  14. Gear Box Malfunction - Round #2

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So, a couple weeks ago I was driving home from a friends house at night when all of the sudden I got the "Gearbox Malfunction Error - Limited Performance" warning. So I pulled my car over at a nearby gas station and tried restarting it to see if that would clear the codes. No luck there. So I...
  15. URGENT! Brake lights won't go off!

    C900 Workshop
    Hi all... I was getting flashed all the way to work today... because my brake lights are stuck on! I've had the lower heater vent out the way, but I can't find the brake light switch, which I guess is stuck on, unless you good people know any different? I've detached the battery for the moment...
  16. Softtop Malfunction

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I have a 2000 9-3 convertible and I am having problems with the soft top. When I start to lower to top the first stage works as the back part lifts up, but when its time for the compartment to open where the top will lower into it gets stuck. I can here ther motor struggling almost like it is...
  17. Desperation! '08 9-3 Aero Cornering Headlamps Malfunction

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I am rebuilding an '08 9-3 Aero Sedan. When I got the car, it had been stripped of its front end parts. No headlamps, xenon ballasts, AFL modules, etc. I am attempting to replace the headlights with the regular/halogen type headlamps, and the installation was seamless, PnP. My problem is that...
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