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  1. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I think my car has factory 35W xenons (see my profile pic). They're a little dim, and I heard that happens when the reflector behind the bulbs deteriorate. Has anyone faced this? I wanted to replace the bulbs to a 50W system but not sure how to replace the ballast. Also considered changing the...
  2. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Does anyone have step by step directions in cloning a Ecu/Pcm using a Tech 2 for a 2003 Saab 93 Linear? I have Tis2000 on the laptop along with my tech2 (china clone), got the old and new pcms but cant find info on the step by step process. Some assistance would be great as I cant move the...
  3. 9-5 Workshop
    Hello, I'm looking to clean my wheel speed sensor to fix unwanted ABS activation on my 03 9-5, the problem I'm having is that I've removed the screw and sprayed it down with some WD40, but I just can't seem to get it off, this is for both front sides, is there some trick that I'm missing, or am...
  4. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi all, i can not seem to find this anywhere. My car failed inspection because the rear right fog light is out on the passenger side. I have a 2006 9-3 2.0T wagon. There a two felt panels inside the trunk, both of which i have removed. The large panel on the drivers side and the small panel on...
  5. 9000 Workshop
    Hello! I suspect that my heater core is leaking, because this winter I have had coolant getting to the inside of the windscreen of my 9000 and now the A/C won't work. It was hard to remove, and tasted sweet. So I guess it is coolant, which always disappears in my car (might have a blown head...
  6. 9-5 Workshop
    So about an hour ago I lost power steering on the highway, and got the battery error light. I limped into a parking lot with steam billowing out of the car like you'd see in a movie boiling away all the coolant fluid... (Engine temp however was reading 40% if 100% is the hottest) I've pulled...
  7. 9-5 Workshop
    Wondering what your thoughts would be on changing out the (original) radiator prior to it failing as a preventative measure? I am at 153k and driving from 800-1000 a week. I just replaced my water pump and all hoses / seals and although the radiator is not leaking, I am thinking about replacing...
  8. 9-5 Workshop
    This isn't a common thing apparently, but the other day while city driving, my 9-5 suddenly started acting like it was in neutral. I managed to get it over to the side of the street with my momentum. I checked oil, trans fluid, etc and the trans fluid was over full (the mechanic would later say...
  9. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    So me and my fiance are new to the community and just were givin a 2003 9-3 For free from a friend :D. Only problem waterpump is leaking pretty bad... so Ive searched alot online and really haven't found much for replacing waterpump on our 2003 9-3SE 2.0 Convertible. I finally decided to get the...
  10. C900 Workshop
    So back in June the slave cylinder went out on my 89 convertible. I went ahead and replaced the clutch pressure plate and friction disc, plus I got the flywheel resurfaced. The Saab worked well throughout the Summer and Fall... Now, she sits in the garage again, with a familiar clear puddle...
  11. 9-5 Workshop
    My lovely Saab has decided to have the fuel pump die, then as soon as it was fixed the radiator blew a hole, and now its fresh out the shop and it wont start. Car shop says my battery is fine, and my alternator appears to be fine but to check the starter motor, that it possibly has loose or...
  12. Saab 9-2X, 9-4X & 9-7X Workshop
    Hello all, I was wondering if anyone has changed their clutch. I have a 05 9-2x aero with 170,000 miles on it. Its definitely time to change it. Is this a job I could do or is it better to have a shop do it? Is the same clutch for a wrx (same year) compatible with the 9-2x? Thanks for any...
  13. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I'm turning to the SAAB world for help. The back window for my 99 9-3 SE convertible shattered a few months ago (still don't know what caused it) and I finally have the replacement back window. I just need to know if there is a way that I can replace the back window myself as I really do not...
  14. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I now own a 2006 9-3 2.0T with 137k miles. The auto transmission fluid has never been changed. There are no problems with shifting. Is it too late to change the fluid now? I have heard in the past that it is not recommended to touch the fluid if it has gone past a certain point or you will cause...
  15. 9-5 Workshop
    Recently ordered Bilstein HDs for my 9-5 and they came in today. I would like to do the install myself, my father and I have been weighing the options. Our dealership we can probably negotiate down to about $500 for them to install which seems reasonable, but money is a bit tight and saving...
  16. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    How much dismantling do I need to do to replace the centre bushings/mountings on the anti roll bar? I intend replacing the drop links also but I am wondering is there enough clearance to get the back bolt out on the mounts without the need to drop the sub frame? Hoping for a quick fix! Thanks!
  17. 9-5 Workshop
    A little about myself I just bought a Saab 9-5 SE Turbo V6 this is my first car I got it for $2,000 with the help of my parents. I really love my New(used) Saab. And my brother recommended this forum for questions I may have. And for tutorials on projects I may want to do. But my question is...
  18. 9-5 Workshop
    me and my father were replacing the timing chain, and while tieing the new one to the old one. we got about halfway around the crankshaft and what we used to tie the two broke and now the old one is off and the new one is off. is there any way to put the new timing chain on without the old one...
  19. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello all, I looking for a little advice. I have a 2005 9-3 Arc with heated mirrors. Recently, I accidentally bumped (and not very hard) the back of my passenger side mirror. Next thing I knew, the mirror glass was on the garage floor in pieces. When I looked at the mirror housing to see what...
  20. 9-5 Workshop
    Hi, new owner, new member! Can I replace the factory fitted cd/radio/tape player in a 99 9-5 and replace them with a standard cd player? Obviously I would need a double DIN size or a cover. What cables do I need? Thanks in advance John
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