High flow intake installation on a 2003 Saab 9-5. Another quality Taliaferro product, comes with a reusable K&N filter, adapter and mounting hardware. Replaces the restrictive stock airbox and allows you to hear turbo spool-up and bypass valve discharge sounds.

The installation takes less than an hour. The car should be placed on ramps or jack stands to provide enough room for airbox removal.

Tools:

  • 13 mm socket and extention: adapter bolt;
  • 10 mm socket: headlight screws;
  • 8 mm socket: headlight and inlet pipe screws;
  • Torx T25 socket: lower shield screws;
  • flat screwdriver: hose clamps;
  • car ramps or jack and stands.
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Front grille

Start by removing the central grille piece. Slightly lift the lower part and pull the grille out.
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Side grille

Reach inside and press on the latch on the side grille. Lift the lower part and pull the grille out.
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Grille latch

Here's a closer view of the side grille latch.
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Screw

Undo the 10 mm screw holding the side of the headlight.
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Corner light

Press down on the latch on the inside of the corner light and slide the corner light forward.
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Connector

Disconnect the wires and remove the corner light unit.
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Headlight

Undo the two remaining screws and pull out the headlight assembly. It takes some wiggling to get out.
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Connector

Disconnect the wiring harness and remove the headlight.
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Clamp

Undo the clamp on the hose leading from the airbox to the MAF sensor.
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Hose off

Detach the hose from the airbox.
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Lower shield

Remove the lower shield. It's held by half a dozen Torx T25 screws.
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Clamp

Release the clamp on the airbox inlet pipe. This clamp often becomes rusty, so don't hesitate to just cut it if nothing else works. You won't need it later.
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Screw

Undo the 8 mm screw holding the top of the inlet pipe behind the grille.
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Inlet pipe

Pull the inlet pipe out. You don't need it anymore.
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Support nuts

Undo two 10 mm nuts holding the airbox under the fender.
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Airbox

Lower the airbox to the ground.
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Intake kit

The intake kit comes with a reusable K&N filter, stainless adapter and mounting hardware.
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First clamp

Attach the filter to the adapter and tighten the clamp.
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Rubber bushing

Remove the rubber bushing that previously held the top of the airbox.
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Attached

Guide the filter assembly from below so the mounting hole matches the tab where the rubber bushing was.
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Bolt and clamp

Fit the hose onto the adapter. Tighten the bolt on the mounting tab and the hose clamp. Make sure you position the hose as far to the inside as possible, otherwise it will interfere with the headlight housing.
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Done

Install the headlights and the grille. Take the car for a ride and enjoy you new intake ;].

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