1A Auto Video Library
Our how-to videos have helped repair over 100 million vehicles

How To Remove Bumper 03-07 Saab 9-3

Share on:
  1. step : Removing the Bumper Cover (0:43)
    • Remove the plastic clips from the top of the bumper cover
    • Remove the three 8mm bolts from each inner fender
    • Remove the six 8mm bolt from the bottom of the bumper cover
    • Pull the bumper down and off
    • Disconnect the windshield washer wiring harness
    • Disconnect the windshield washer hose with a pair of pliers
    • Put the washer fluid hose aside
  2. step : Installing the Bumper Cover (3:39)
    • Connect the washer fluid hose at the bumper
    • Connect the windshield washer wiring harness
    • Lift the bumper cover into place
    • Push in the bumper cover
    • Push the plastic clips into the top of the bumper cover
    • Insert the three 8mm bolts into each inner fender
    • Insert the six 8mm bolts into the bottom of the bumper cover

Brought to you by, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet.

Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and next time you need parts for your vehicle, think of Thanks.

In this video we're going to show you how to remove and re-install the front bumper cover on this 2003 Saab 9-3 4-door. Same as any 2003 4-door or 2004 to 2007 9-3. Tools you'll need are 8mm socket with a ratchet and extension, flat blade screwdriver, and some pliers. You may need to remove and re-install your bumper cover if you have to service any of the items that are in behind, such as the washer bottle, or even the headlights.

To remove the front bumper cover, first you want to remove a series of clips. You can see on my vehicle they're actually all missing. These clips are pretty easy. I believe they're the style where you push the very center in and then you can pry the clip out. If they're not that style, then you just pry the center of it out and pull the clip out. You would first remove those six from up there. Now down below, you're going to want to remove a series of bolts. There's one right up in here, here, and one down here. Then, right up underneath, there's one here, then a few others. There probably should be one there but it's gone, and one here. Then it's the same thing over on this side here except it looks like most of them are missing on this side. This car's been damaged a little bit and some work's probably been done. I'll fast forward here. Those bolts are all 8mm so I'm using an 8mm socket with a ratchet. Here I'm using an extension. There should be nine bolts in all, although you'll only see me remove five from this car because, like I said, it looks like it's been taken apart before but not put back together properly.

Right here there's a connector. Take a little screwdriver and start prying out on this red part. Let's see if I can do this. Then you pull that out and that disconnects. Then there are two tabs here on top: one on the top here, and then one the same place on the bottom. That connector pulls out. Here, use a pair of pliers. Pinch this clamp and pull it up. Then twist this hose and pull it off of the thing. You'll want to pull this up. I just tuck the hose right up in here. I won't need it.

Bring this hose down. It's going to leak some. Plug it in quickly. Use our pliers. Put the clip in place. Bring this right up. Put it in. Make sure you pull that out. Plug this in. You want to get it started and push the locking clip. Plug it in.

Pull our fascia up. Slide it into place. What you should do is, if you have your clips, you put your clips on. I'm just going to put a screwdriver right here which is going to hold it in place. Make sure it goes in around the headlight correctly. Lock that in and the other side. Make sure it's around the headlights correctly. Lock that on. Here I'm going to speed it up as I start in those bolts. Again, there should be nine 8mm bolts. You only see me install five because that's all my vehicle had. There should be three on each side in the wheel well as well as three across the front. Put those in. Make sure you get them all in first and then tighten them up nice and snug.

We hope this video helps you out. Brought to you by, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet. Please feel free to call us toll-free, 888-844-3393. We're the company that's here for you on the Internet and in person.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 8mm Socket

O2 Sensors is it Upstream or Downstream?

O2 Sensors is it Upstream or Downstream?

Does your vehicle need an upstream or a downstream oxygen sensor? In this video, the experts at 1A Auto show you how to identify your O2 sensors to find out which part you need.

Search Videos
Go To Top

Same Day Shipping

Orders ship same day when ordered by 2pm ET. Need your part faster? Choose expedited shipping at checkout.

Guaranteed To Fit

Providing you the highest quality, direct fit replacement auto parts enforced to the strictest product standards.

USA Customer Support

Exceeding customers' expectations every day, our team of passionate auto enthusiasts are here to help.

Instructional Video Library

Thousands of how-to auto repair videos specific to year, make and model guide you step-by-step through your repair.