Here's reason #1 why Saabs are known to be "quirky"... The headlamp switch is not typical. In this video I explain the "modes" that control the sophisticated lighting system in a 2007 Saab 9-3. I demonstrate how to use these functions: flash-to-pass, follow-me-home, and remote control.
How to Add an AUX Input to a Saab 9-3
This video shows how to add an AUX input jack to a 2003 or newer Saab 9-3.
Before doing this you might want to look in your center armrest and see if
there's one there already. I had one, I just didn't know it. Oh well... I
like the location of this one better anyway. My car is a 2006. I don't know
what year Saab started adding the AUX input in the armrest, but some of the
earlier cars didn't have them.
Anyway, now I have TWO AUX inputs! :-)
If your car is a 2003 through 2005, go here to see how to connect the wires
directly to the pins on the back of the stereo:
2006 Saab 9-3 Aftermarket GPS Install
I installed a Garmin 1490lmt into my Saab 9-3. There was really no place to
mount it on the dash that didn't block the view out of the car or block the
Saab Information Display on the dash, so I installed it down in the little
storage compartment that would otherwise get filled with junk and change. I
think this looks much cleaner than sticking it to the dash.
2006 Saab 9-3 SID and Audio System
This Saab has the 1st generation dashboard. It has the Saab Information
Display (SID) on top of the dashboard. The radio has a different interface
and the HVAC controls are full of buttons. I demonstrate some unique
features such as Traffic Program, Automatic Station tuning mode, and how to
use the control knob for the trip computer.
LED Install On Saab 9-3
A run through on how to install LEDs on a Saab so that there is no strobing
when the car is on and the lights are off.
2002 SAAB 9-3 Headlight Bulb Replacement
Here, Dan Rieman of Peter's Zaab in San Rafael, California shows you how to
change a front headlight bulb in a 2002 SAAB 9-3.
It is the same procedure for a SAAB 900's from 1994 - on.
Peter's Zaab is your San Francisco / Oakland area SAAB specialist repair
Peter's Zaab Zubaru Service
142 Mill Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
2011 Saab 9-4x Premium Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2011 Saab 9-4x Premium . I
take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car
while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling
cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it,
start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough
tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.
2004 SAAB 9-3 blower motor constantly on fix DIY
This is a 2004 SAAB 93 Linear. The Blower motor was on "high speed" in this
car constantly. The fan was always on. Even when the key was off. The cause
was the resistor or "A/C control unit" as they called the part. Hope this
helps others who might be experiencing this problem.
Saab 9-3 start without key
Some sort of "glitch" in the Saab 9-3 2002-2011 makes it possible to start
the car without the key. And thanks to it's chunky key fob you can fit your
thumb in the ignition switch and start the car.