Cabin filter replacement on a 1996 Saab 900 (also applies to 1999-2002 9-3).
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Wipers

Undo wiper arm nuts with a 13 mm socket.
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Wipers off

Lift the arms and remove them from the car.
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First cover

Raise the hood and pull the rubber strip from the top of the firewall. Remove the top cover over the blower and wiper motor.
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Second cover

Remove the inner cover. Careful not to crack it as it's rather thin.
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Wiper motor

Unscrew the wiper motor and rods (three 10 mm bolts).
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Old filter

Clean the leaves and junk, pull the old filter.
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New vs old

Look at them side by side. The old filter is filth incarnate!
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New filter

New filter installed.
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Wiper motor

Attach the wiper motor and connect the harness.
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Inner cover

Fit the thin inner cover.
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Washer hose

Connect the washer hose (there's a fitting that goes through the cover).
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Outer cover

Attach the outer cover: it goes under the strip on the windshield and hooks to the firewall on the other side. Fit the rubber band on the firewall.

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