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  1. I think that if you contact an approved parts...

    I think that if you contact an approved parts source with the VIN they will be able to provide the correct parts. Saabparts.com might be a good place to start.
  2. Four years is actually about right for a battery...

    Four years is actually about right for a battery depending on how the car is used.

    Assuming the battery you have is relatively new there are a few things you can try.

    Disconnect the battery,...
  3. The oil use is quite likely to be a leak from the...

    The oil use is quite likely to be a leak from the oil pressure switch, the oil drips on to the exhaust. That could also be the source of the fumes.
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    Unfortunately modern cars have a single cable...

    Unfortunately modern cars have a single cable that connects the alternator to the starter solenoid and the battery so the answer to your question is no.
  5. Glad you have found that one. There is a separate...

    Glad you have found that one. There is a separate fuse for the cigar lighter, it isn't in the hand book, try fuse 6 in the instrument panel distribution panel. The one in the boot is fuse 26 on the...
  6. I have two, one by the cup holder and a second...

    I have two, one by the cup holder and a second one under the arm rest. There is also one in the boot, I recall having to replace a fuse but not which one. I’ll have another look tomorrow.
  7. You thought this was going to be simple didn't...

    You thought this was going to be simple didn't you? The handbook suggests that fuse 25 in the under bonnet fuse box is involved. However, fuse 7 in the instrument panel fuse box is also annotated...
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    I have no idea why a dirty filter should cause...

    I have no idea why a dirty filter should cause temperature control problems but in my experience it can happen. It could be related to reduced air flow. The filters are cheap so you might as well...
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    Silly question, when did you last change the...

    Silly question, when did you last change the cabin air filter? On two different cats I have had heating/cooling problems when the filter wasn't changed regularly. I would suggest that you replace the...
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    After considering OBD II and some...

    After considering OBD II and some troubleshooting, let’s have a look at electrical faults. By this I mean, “It doesn’t work when I operate the switch”.

    If you have got to this third part of...
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    If I were you I would read the relevant section...

    If I were you I would read the relevant section of WIS to see how it works before going any further.
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    In the previous post I covered defect diagnosis...

    In the previous post I covered defect diagnosis using test equipment this post will give you some ideas as to how to diagnose defects without test equipment.

    Soon after I bought my current...
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    Defect diagnosis

    Some time back I mentioned that it is entirely possible to diagnose many defects without the aid of any diagnostic tools except system knowledge. What I didn't say was that there will be times when...
  14. Probably, if you have managed to boil the...

    Probably, if you have managed to boil the electrolyte there probably isn't much left.
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    I don’t know, but I feel the same way.

    I don’t know, but I feel the same way.
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    I can buy parts direct from Orio in the UK. Try...

    I can buy parts direct from Orio in the UK. Try looking at MySaabCarOnline.
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    Glad to hear it was easy to fix.

    Glad to hear it was easy to fix.
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    Unfortunately this source of information is no...

    Unfortunately this source of information is no longer available.
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    Actually accessible from both sides but can only...

    Actually accessible from both sides but can only be extracted/inserted from the passenger side, irrespective of Left or right hand drive.
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    If they can't help I think you are into finding a...

    If they can't help I think you are into finding a mechanical fix, such as cleaning the sensors.
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    Sorry but forget Vauxhall dealers and contact a...

    Sorry but forget Vauxhall dealers and contact a Saab specialist, how about B&D Specialist Cars in Hythe or Bourne Motors in Eastbourne 01323 727011 they will know better than a Vauxhall dealer what...
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    Your Passenger side is my Driver's side, looks...

    Your Passenger side is my Driver's side, looks like the stops have been broken off, possibly when the original cover was lost, You will need access to the inside of the bumper to affect a repair but...
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    Talking to my local independent this morning I...

    Talking to my local independent this morning I got the impression that the electronics are mostly Vauxhall so I would imagine that it would be possible to apply the Vauxhall fix to a Saab. I'd just...
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    When I started work (1971) aircraft electrical...

    When I started work (1971) aircraft electrical connections were commonly made to terminal blocks consisting of 4BA studs set in hard plastic, wires had ring tags on the end, we used a torque spinner...
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    I suggest that you find an independent...

    I suggest that you find an independent specialist, this web site might be the place to start https://the-saab-specialist-register.com/independent-saab-specialists/ I'll ask my local one on Monday if...
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