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  1. You will likely need some Tech 2 (or tech2win...

    You will likely need some Tech 2 (or tech2win emulator) time to determine which ECU (electronic control unit) is misbehaving. The term ECU can refer to just about any unit in the car that should be...
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    That swap is not possible. Everything about the...

    That swap is not possible. Everything about the seats are quite different.

    Have you tried calling Goldwing Saab in NY for convertible seats?
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    The engine can indeed be a bit picky about the...

    The engine can indeed be a bit picky about the spark plugs. Many will say to only use the plugs you have listed (available at many places - Eeuroparts, Amazon, probably Autozone etc.). May need to be...
  4. Thread: Tuning up my 9-3

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    I would like to see a bit more info on your car...

    I would like to see a bit more info on your car as there are zero details as to year, engine or trim - Arc, Aero etc.

    Are you getting a tune for your engine?

    I vote no on hood and spoiler -...
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    Could very well be coils causing the misfire as...

    Could very well be coils causing the misfire as it is common. You should go to an Autozone or similar as they will read the codes for free. Or invest in an inexpensive code reader so you have one....
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    Maybe they have caught wind of the intake valve...

    Maybe they have caught wind of the intake valve issue that seems to be affecting more and more 2007+ 9-3's as they age?
  7. Carefully check wiring for outside sensor. Very...

    Carefully check wiring for outside sensor. Very common for it to get worn/damaged/corroded. Wiring goes to side where washer bottle is and is supported by under car splash shield.
  8. Thread: Swapping Wheels

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    Swapping wheels is not an issue. The later Aero's...

    Swapping wheels is not an issue. The later Aero's went to the wider wheel.
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    You need to change the entire nose including...

    You need to change the entire nose including fenders/wings and hood/bonnet. That is just they way it is.
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    If your goal is to make it look like a 2008+ car...

    If your goal is to make it look like a 2008+ car as far as I know you will need all exterior body parts forward of the A pillar including the hood/bonnet. If you are just looking at the nose you...
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    On the Xenon system you should disconnect the...

    On the Xenon system you should disconnect the battery before removing any system components or you may run the risk of getting errors with the leveling system.

    There are two other components that...
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    +1 the 3M kits are very good . I have used the...

    +1 the 3M kits are very good . I have used the manual kit with very good results. Wulf's link shows the kit that uses a drill. A good item to use after restoration is something like this: Headlight...
  13. What year/trim/engine/transmission does this car...

    What year/trim/engine/transmission does this car have?

    How old is the battery?

    Have you had battery tested?

    Does engine turn over when starter is engaged?

    Can you get OBD2 codes read to...
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    You might want to take look over at...

    You might want to take look over at saabcentral.com and see if anyone there might have some suggestions.
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    Those part numbers look to be correct. Have you...

    Those part numbers look to be correct. Have you compressed the piston as far as it can go? It will stop when fully retracted. Can you measure the thickness of the pad friction material, pad backing...
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    Well you should have 285mm front rotors and 278mm...

    Well you should have 285mm front rotors and 278mm rear rotors if everything is stock still. That is a pretty common setup on a Linear.

    What brand and part number did they give you?
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    Correct. The 2004+ convertible does not have a...

    Correct. The 2004+ convertible does not have a fold down rear seat nor a pass through.
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    Issue with sound is likely AMP1 under drivers...

    Issue with sound is likely AMP1 under drivers seat. They tend to get wet and develop some corrosion on the circuit board etc. Do some searches on Saab forums for AMP1 and you will get a ton of hits...
  19. The cars electronics can predict a lamp failure....

    The cars electronics can predict a lamp failure. Also the sockets can get a bit wonky at times. Failures involving the harness melting are not uncommon. Make sure you are using the correct bulbs in...
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    There is a plate with the spring code in the...

    There is a plate with the spring code in the driver door jamb. Looks like this:

    http://saabworld.net/images/imported/2015/05/1.jpg

    First number is front spring code, second is rear spring code...
  21. Well I agree with you on that it is kind of a...

    Well I agree with you on that it is kind of a long shot but at least it is something. I hope that as people become aware of this issue they may come across the tracking thread while researching the...
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    If you are willing to go with a used part...

    If you are willing to go with a used part Goldwing Saab has some with motors for $165

    WINDOWS AND REGULATORS
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    Why only two plugs? Normally all should be done. ...

    Why only two plugs? Normally all should be done.

    Did the connector(s) for a coil possibly become disconnected?

    Do you hear the fuel pump and fuel pump relay when turning key to on before...
  24. Check this thread at saabcentral The Official...

    Check this thread at saabcentral The Official (unofficial) 07-09 Intake Valve Tracking Thread - SaabCentral Forums
  25. Sometimes you won't get a code in the early stage...

    Sometimes you won't get a code in the early stage of coil pack failure. A diagnosis with a Tech2 may be able to help pinpoint the issue.

    if the coil packs are original to car I would be very...
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