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  1. Cheap coilover recommendations for a 04 9-3

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I really want coilovers for my saab but I’m broke and I was wondering if there where any other gm cars that shares suspension components with my car. Also I know about lowering springs but they don’t have enough drop for me and I know you shouldn’t cheap out on coilovers but there’s no way I’m...
  2. Am I Crazy?

    C900 Workshop
    Hi all, New to the forum, but have been a long time Saab fanatic. I've been religiously looking for an example of a 900 so it can be preserved and enjoyed for many years to come, and I think I've found the perfect candidate. The car is a 1990 Saab 900S Airflow with only 65,000 miles on the...
  3. Remove front on navigation unit

    Audio, Video, Navigation & Security
    I'm trying to install an ipad in my saab 9-3 2008 with the navigation system. I took the unit out but i can't find how to remove/take the front part of (the display and buttons). I need to remove it to fit the ipad over it. Do I need to take the whole unit apart or is there another easier...
  4. Should I Buy?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello, I have the opportunity to buy a 2003 9-3 with 64,000 miles on it. I really like Saabs, but I am only a student and I commute 40 miles a day. Would it be a good investment for $5,000? What sort of repairs should I expect, and any info on the amount to maintain it would be nice. I have...
  5. Looking at getting an '02 9-3 SE; Yay or Nay?

    The Lounge
    I'm thinking about getting this 2002 Saab 9-3 SE with 128k miles. Thing is, I've heard that Saabs can be very expensive to repair, especially since the company's gone under. Being a teenager earning minimum wage in Washington State (about $10/hr), would the maintenance be too much for me to...
  6. 04 9-3 Wire Harness Question

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I had a fire in front of my 04 9-3 fuse relay box under the hood. All of the wire harnesses were melted at that point. Ive replaced the engine harness. Now there are two more harnesses that need to be replaced. One is for the headlights and the other goes into the cab. What is the one that...
  7. Maybe a Fuse? I hope...Any ideas?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Started the car this afternoon and noticed that the radio was off and the infotainment screen was dark. Shut the car off, re-started it, same thing. Disconnected the battery for a couple of hours, reconnected it, no change. Checked the dash, trunk, & underhood fuse boxes, nothing unusual. The...
  8. Question About My Turbo

    Saab 9-2X, 9-4X & 9-7X Workshop
    I recently bought a Saab 92x Aero 05 2.0, but im not seeing the trubo mounted next to my engine like i did when i bought my 04 93 aero, is it hidden under something?? sorry if this sounds dumb im just curious if i got a non turbo'd model.
  9. Two Turbos In Aero 9-3 04

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So im looking to get a bigger turbo for my saab aero 9-3 2.0T, but before then im looking at other options like, buying a second turbo and having it installed. i found a used turbo from another saab. is it possible to have two turbos "stock" installed and running at the same time??
  10. Considering purchasing a Saab 9-3, anything I should know?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey all! I am looking to trade my coupe for a sedan and I found a great deal on a 2009 Saab 9-3 2.0T, 50k miles, clean record, one owner. In talking to a car dealer friend of mine, he said stay away from Saab because they have reliability problems. The car looks great and I was going to take it...
  11. Fob unlocks the door... sometimes?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So last night, after getting locked out of my car with my key in my hand, a tow truck driver and myself learned how hard it is to break in to a 9-3. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Starting about a year ago, my fob would occasionally not work. I would go to unlock it, or lock it, or pop the...
  12. Air tube by the alternator?

    9-5 Workshop
    What is the black hollow tube that is next to or near the alternator. It connects to the side of the engine compartment on the inside of the v6 9-5. It looks like an intake tube of some sort.
  13. Smell of melting crayons from engine/brakes?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I've recently noticed a smell that appears to be coming from the front/right of the vehicle on my '97 900 S. It's difficult to tell if it's coming from under the hood or near the wheel. It smells like I imagine melting crayons would smell. I only notice the smell while stopped after I've been...
  14. saab 9-5 hood question

    9-5 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    hey, i was wondering where i could order hoods online, not just the OEM ones, but some nicer looking aftermarket ones, something cool. not just the boring stock ones, something maby to make the front of the car not look so slanted? maby there isnt any such website, i dont know. thats why im...
  15. Completely new to the site! Questions about my 9-3!

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Alright, I'm sixteen and just got my first car; an '04 Saab 9-3. My dad and I found a killer deal on this car and couldn't pass it up. It's been very well taken care of and has had all the best parts and accessories put into it. I just have a few questions. I've just been submersed into the...