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Front bumper off and temp sensor changed.  Not too bad a job.  The front bumper is fixed in pretty much the same way as the 9-5, and I've had that off several times! :)

Yes, the area under the black panel in front of the windscreen.  If the drain is clear, then a wash down might help.  But don't go mad and get the water through the pollen filter and into the car! :)

The foam bits are the same for the seat bases, but the covers have different numbers, so I think that it's just the holes in the covers where the knobs and switches go.

Have you washed out the chamber in front of the windscreen abnd changed the pollen filter?  If it's been blocked in the past, it can get slimy and smelly.

Saab list different part numbers for left and right covers, but the difference may just be where the holes for the switches are.  But you have one of each in your car, you need to take a close look! :)

If you were to look at brand new seat covers for Orio, you would be looking at around £600 for each front seat...

The back seat also has a hatch cover and side bolsters.  A complete set of covers is about 14 pieces including headrests.

I would only know of Orio for a set of Saab covers.  I've not seen any on the aftermarket.

If you are changing covers an spending money like that, I would try and seek a used set of premium leather covers.

Have you tried Anthony Jordan in Ireland?

Classic Saab 9-5 (MY 1998-2010) / Re: Outside Air Temperature
« on: 26 January 2020, 06:29:53 PM »
Most likely needs a new sensor.  The one on our Carlsson went yesterday.  It said it was 29ºC at one point.  I've ordered a new one.  They are quite cheap.

Changing the sensor is a bumper off job on the Carlsson, and also the 2006-on Dame Edna 9-5.

Unless you have the premium leather, even the “leather” is reconstituted from fibres.

Carlsson was running a bit odd this afternoon.

Seems to be warmer than expected outside...

There must be a lot of places in the UK.  I had a seat repaired by the local garage "who knew a little man who did upholstery".  It was a perfect repair with a new panel let in, in place of a torn one.

Going back to the post two up^^^^^

It's been 5 weeks and she still hasn't noticed the new number plates and surrounds.  I forgot about it at Christmas, so we'll wait and see.  Maybe this week I will tell her, as a birthday present!! Maybe not... :)

I show this from the car that my wife owned when we first met.  The engine started knocking quite badly!! :o

Mercedes diesel...

I was wondering if it was a little end, but I don't have enough (any really...) experience of a damaged Saab engine.  But it's almost all that's left, unless it's a broken ring.

Classic Saab 9-5 (MY 1998-2010) / Re: Graphite Green 9-5 Aero rescue
« on: 13 January 2020, 09:41:38 AM »
James Vey over on UKSaabs breaks 9-5s as a hobby.  He's based in Nuneaton, but will post stuff.

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