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  1. Old damaged leather seats solutions?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Could not find a focused thread on this topic so creating to entertain various solutions for mates with similar issue. ------------ Well my 04 9-3 Aero CVT seats are trashed (ripped, cracked, etc..) The only solution, other than swapping, since 9-3 Aero cvt seats are hard to come by is...
  2. LED instead of Halogen?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey, I tried googling this, and searching the forum, and using the several facebook groups. I want my color of the light to match my LED light strip at the top. I don't care too much for super improved lumens, but just matching the output of normal H7s. I got the Silverstar ZXe now, and...
  3. SAAB 9-3 SportCombi P0325

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I just replaced the ECU on my saab 9-3, numbers matched had someone from these forums with a techII come and program it and it'll run fine until it warms up to temp but then i'll get the code and ill lose boost(Only going up to about halfway) I can clear the pending fault while driving and it...
  4. saab lovers/home mechanic in socal

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    hey guys. as a student here who has a tight budget, i was wondering if there are any home mechanics who are also saab enthusiasts from los angeles area that can help me out with my car. i am located in gardena. i want to get my cv axles replace or just the cv boots. a coolant change and just a...
  5. 9000 1995 Aero Banjo Bolt Water pump side, sizing.

    9000 Workshop
    In replacing the water pump I ordered a new banjo bolt with washers for the water pump side coolant pipe. Both banjo bolts are supposed to be the same size. This new Banjo bolt is too small. Just slides in and out of the threaded hole. It fits the other side so I know it's the correct size as...
  6. Changing Automatic Transmission Solenoids

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I've noticed that a lot of tutorials are lacking now that Photobucket is a terrorist holding half the Internet's pictures for ransom, so I figure I'll document things I do to my car in hopes that people in the future won't be a fish out of water. I'm not a very good teacher so it might be a...
  7. Replacing vacuum hose

    9000 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    I hope this belongs in 9000 Performance, Mods & Tuning... I'd like to replace all the rubber vacuum hoses with nice new, colored silicone hosing. Is there any guides for this? Will performance be slightly better (even if unnoticeable)? Is there any image(s) which point out all the vacuum hoses...
  8. Radio Knob Pots Size?

    Audio, Video, Navigation & Security
    Hello Friends, I have a little issue with the OEM navigation unit. My nephew took my knobs off and they are gone. I purchased a couple different guitar knobs and am looking to retrofit these onto my oem radio. The knobs look amazing and will pair nicely with the head unit, however, the Pots...
  9. Heater Core Replacement 2011 9-5

    9-5 Workshop
    My heater core is leaking, any one replaced these yet? It looks simple enough. I would appreciate anyone who has an excerpt from the service manual to share on this procedure.
  10. Need replacement Key "Shell" for 01 9-3 Vert

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hey Gang, I gouged out the side of my backup key shell for my vert. When I went to press the button, nothing happened, so I thought the battery must have died. So, I was trying to open it. I thought that the way to do it is with a corkscrew poked into the little hole in the side...
  11. Not a Clue!

    New Member Introductions
    Hi, Got a SAAB 9-3 diesel automatic estate Sportswagon registered in 2007. When it comes to cars I know how to open the door, turn the key and drive! I know the basic maintenance checking the oil and water levels are OK etc but anything else it goes straight over my head. I have registered as...
  12. punctured fuel tank woes.

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    hey guys. i got a buddy with a 95 "early" 900. the part number i get for a 95 fuel tank is 4236956, whereas the later tank like in 98 is 4394441. are these fuel tanks replaceable? can i use a 98 within a 95 model 900? this is just about my last option to find the tank local at a salvage yard...
  13. Trouble finding hose 1995 saab 9000

    Engine Oil, Lubricants & Fluids
    hi all, 1995 Saab 9000 CSE Turbo I'm having trouble finding a replacement hose for a coolant/water/air hose that cracked on me. I attached a photo of the hose's location. It comes off of a larger hose in a "Y" formation. Any chance ya'll know which hose this is and where I can buy a...
  14. Need help getting a new key

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello fellow Saab owners, Disclaimer: I believe this topic is the correct place to post this thread; if not, I apologize. Yesterday (unfortunately), I misplaced the key to my 2008 9-3 2.0T Saab and seem to have completely lost them. After hours of frantic research about what to do, I figured I...
  15. Fixing Vacuum Leak

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    My '08 9-3 has a vacuum leak and I was going to try and figure out which hose exactly it is. I'm pretty sure I know which one it is but when I tried to take it off it didn't want to budge. I've never changed them so they are pretty old, has anyone else had a hard time taking theirs off? If so...
  16. input shaft bearing and clutch noise and replacement

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I've looked all over the forum and can't find exactly what I'm looking for. I'll start by explaining my problem. I have a whirrling sounding that can be heard when the car is in neutral with the clutch engaged (unpressed) and disappears when the clutch is disengaged (pressed). The noise is not...
  17. replacing sidelight 9-3 2007 vector sport

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi, I have a message on my dash stating 'front position light failure' on the passenger side. after checking this is the side light. I can see it is really simple to replace the headlight and main beam bulbs but does anyone know hoe to change the side light bulb? I can only just get my fingers...
  18. Undercarriage replacement for Saab 9-3 Aero 2006

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I have a Saab 9-3 Aero (2006) and the car sits pretty low compared to other models. Hence, my car doesn't do very well with concrete parking blocks, especially where there is no consistency in their heights. One of the screws on the undercarriage cover (front tire) apparently came off, and one...
  19. 2004 9-3 Valve Cover Gasket Replacement Help

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi there, I am currently attempting to replace the valve cover gasket on my 2004 9-3 linear. I have been researching for over an hour trying to find instructions/photos/videos, but the only sources I can find are for older models. Has anyone done this before who can give me a run-down or seen a...
  20. Replacing Instrument Panel

    9-5 Workshop
    Hello I have bought a second hand instrument panel to replace mine as most of the lights on the right hand side do not work. The problem is I didn't notice that it was off an automatic. Should I send it back before spending an age swapping them around to find that they are not compatible or is...
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