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  1. Saab 2002 9-3 Turning left electric glitch

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello, I have had my saab for about a year and a half and have had plenty of little issues with it, but I can't solve this one... Whenever I take a left turn going at least 15mph, the headlights flicker, the radio cuts out, the dashboard makes a clicking noise similar to the turn signal sound...

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I had my car towed by recovery due to warning message on dash saying *Limited performance* there was no management or warning light on the dash. Recovery firm didnt have the software to read the ECU. The engine dropped power and at the front of the engine on idle and acceleration there is a...
  3. Can you run a spec clutch plate with stock pressure plate?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Title says it all. I need just a little extra torque holding for my stage 3 linear with 275ft/lbs of torque. My current clutch is from the factory with 192K miles on it and it will hold sometimes... sometimes its a smoke show though so I wanna try a new OEM clutch kit with new flywheel and throw...
  4. Inheritance of Mum's Saaby

    New Member Introductions
    Inheritance of the Saab I've now inherited the Saaby. Looking to install a new head unit with Sub and Amp. What improvements have you made to your Saab? And what fun projects would you recommend for a 9-3. The Saab is a Silver Soft-top 2001 9-3. Cheers all
  5. 9-3 Arc Cold Start, Ticking - Video Attached

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey guys, New to Saab Central, been told its the best place to go. Ive got a 2003 9-3 Arc 2.0t with 135,000km on it. The car is in mint condition, like brand new. Ive owned it 4 months. On a morning cold start, or whenever its been left for a prolonged period and started it makes the ticking...
  6. 2000 Saab 9-3

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi! I just recently purchased a 2000 Saab 9-3 Turbo. I have purchased the stereo and the plastic piece that helps fit the stereo into such a large hole, but after that I am lost. I need to know if I need a wire harness, or if I can just connect the wires directly. Someone said go to best buy and...
  7. wire harness question 2008 9-3

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I just bought a 2008 saab 9-3 2.0 turbo. It does not have fog lights or the switch. I did find this harness in the fog light opening with two blue wires in it, which I cant find where they go to. Anyone know what this harness is? Im hoping maybe someone had foglights previously.
  8. Seriously considering saab...

    New Member Introductions
    Hello my nick name is 13, My real name is Evan. I am about to test drive a 2004 Saab 9-3 Aero, Silver, 17 wheels, Auto, 2.0 turbo. (Test drive Later today possibly) (any problems) with 04 9-3 aero, with the auto transmission? I know its a Getrag Transmission which is a good start. Low miles...
  9. 2000 Saab 9-3 Viggen 5D Vin#421 of 421

    Cars for Sale - North America
    All the research I've done has told me there were only 421 5D Viggens made in 2000 this is 421 I can prove with a pic of the VIN ~150k Miles on car, under 2k on all listed parts. Name: Nick Location - Western Slopes, Colorado additional details: I put very large amounts of time and money...
  10. remap 2.2

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    hi i am kinda new to saabs and was looking to get it remapped for a little extra power. i was asking around and been told it cant be done to 2003 and newer. mine is the 2003 2.2 diesel. can anyone help ?
  11. How to test instrument cluster?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I have an instrument cluster, that from what I have found is from a 9-3. The part number is 12776072. The dealership I work out was ready to throw this in the garbage and I was wondering if there is a way to test it. Does anyone know which pins are for power? Luckily there are only 12 pins so it...
  12. WANTED 9-3 MT Trade

    Cars Wanted - North America
    Name: Tim steele Location: Knox Indiana Means of contact: Timothy.pctech @ Price: Trade Description: I have a 04 SAAB 9-3 Linear 2.0t Gray with Gray leather interior 200k miles on it but has brand new water pump & i just replaced Alternator & Battery last year has after market...
  13. You're looking at a class champion here

    The Lounge
    Just following up on my autocross season this year at the Push It To The Limit autocross series (old thread It was a tough battle in my class and I had some mechanical trouble along the way which threatened my championship but with the...
  14. speaker volume problem

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey guys I'm new to this. I have a 2004 saab 9-3 sedan. My radio was working fine until today and whenever I turn up the volume on my radio the music will still play but it has static that cuts in and out and is quite annoying. Also I recently put in subs but they did not affect the speakers...
  15. Saab 9-3 2.0 Linear Dies Randomly

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi, After countless hours of searching online, I have decided to ask my question directly. I drive a 2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T Linear. Beginning about two months ago my Saab started to die at random times. I could be driving 45 MPH, 35 MPH, 15 MPH or even just sitting at a light. The engine will...
  16. 03 Saab 9-3 - Battery Issue or Starter Issue?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi Everyone I came back from 4 weeks vacation and found that my car battery is completely dead. I should have unplugged the negative terminal but forgot as I was in rush before I left. Tried to get a jump from my friend's VW. As soon as the cables are connected, the car (dashboard, headlights...
  17. Help needed looking for all the dimensions of a 2005 saab 93 front struts

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Help needed looking for all the dimensions of a 2005 saab 93 front struts I need all the dimensions of a 2005 saab 93 and cad drawings if possible geting a set of custom air struts made up and need everything really all the sizes top plate bottom length every thing really on diagrams thought I...
  18. 2000 93 Saab for sale as parts car

    Cars for Sale - North America
    Name: Christopher Location: Terre Haute, Indiana Means of contact: 8128412047 Price:$1200 Description: Great Parts car. Lots of new parts with receipts to prove. water pump, vacuum booster, vacuum pump, crank position sensor, fuel pump, direct ignition cassette, spark plugs, master...
  19. 2002 9-3 SE Convertible Automatic

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    My Saab has 99,800 miles on it. At 85,570 the mechanic replaced by automatic transmission mount. They also said the transmission fluid color was fine. Yesterday I was told that I need to repair my auto transmission mount again. They also mentioned that the transmission fluid color was dark and...
  20. 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...