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: 2011 9-5 LED Headlamp signature lighting

01-12-11, 09:18 AM
I have a 2011 Saab 9-5 Turbo4 Premium. Is there a way to activate the LED strip in the front headlamp assemblies?

I was disappointed to find out that the LED's only turn on in the "technolgy package" option with the Bi-Xenon headlamps. Saab.com website states the following note under the standard Halogen headlights "Please note: LED signature lighting is not available with the halogen headlights."

My dealer is not real familiar with the 9-5 headlamps and does not have a good answer for me.

I am hopeful there is a way to activate them as the 9-3 LED pipes turn on with both the halogen and xenon headlamp assemblies.

01-12-11, 01:17 PM
I can turn my LED lines on just by themselves when the headlight setting is on "parking light"... which is one notch to the right of "Auto".

01-12-11, 01:31 PM
'Kross' - Your car has the "Technolgy Package" with the upgraded Xenon Lights where the LED's light up.

I have the regular halogen lights and the LED's do not come on.

I am wondering if there is a way to get mine to light up with the purchase of additional parts?

My local dealer has no idea???

17-01-12, 01:33 PM
Has anyone with a 9-5 found a trick to getting the LED strips to turn on with a halogen set-up?

14-02-12, 01:28 AM
It cannot because while the light gives the impression that the strip is there, the LED is not present. You would have to remove the lamp and build your own. Its dissappointing.......as states it only comes with the tech package.

14-02-12, 11:08 AM
This makes we wonder in an LED bulb can be added.

Does anyone know if the back of the headlamp housing has an opening for the LED bulb? I am hoping that a bulb fixture, bulb, harness, and power supply can be retrofitted to get these to turn on.

With the strip being there, there must be a creative way to activate these.

15-03-12, 06:39 PM
it is very frustrating when the answers are not there I know the feeling, alas I cant help you with your quest, I also am trying to find a solution to my 2011 9-5 2.8 XWD front turn signal lights, they have orange covers and I want them off and replaced with clear one but cant seem to find any info on them

21-03-12, 02:11 PM
I hope this gets us a step closer for anyone following. I hope there is a knowledgable service tech out there that can give this a try.

Re: 2011 Saab 9-5 Headlamps (Can the LED strips be activated?)
Trying to get this solved as well. I worked for SAAB at the Trollathan plant in Sweden as contractor. Got following Feedback via-via from someone who works at SAAB Parts:

RPO Codes in the engineering system control the light (LED) to function, you could request that to be changed, but must be done through a dealer. The dealer can programme the VCI, where they read out the car (http://www.saabscene.com/forum/threads/145870-2011-Saab-9-5-Headlamps-(Can-the-LED-strips-be-activated-)#) setup and then submit this with a change request to "SAAB" (there was no instance in Belgium, Germany or Sweden so I suspect it needs to go to GM). They can then change the configuration and the car can then be loaded with a new VCI programming to the proper function. The dealer should be able to help and charges should be low.

So, if we find a dealer that could read the codes of a 95 with halogeen lights and one with Bi-Xenon lights the difference should visible and reprogramming a matter of minutes.

Will continue to feed as soon as I found more!

05-07-12, 02:46 PM
Has anyone found a way to get these turned on?

24-08-12, 09:39 AM
Has anyone been able to get the LED pipes activated?

19-01-13, 01:24 PM
I would love to know too

22-01-13, 12:10 PM
I recieved a PM from another member with the following observation:

It appears that it should have three bright LED bulbs that are missing . One that goes into the center and one at each end of the glow bar (look closely and you will see the spots). The reason this has not been figured out yet is because the front bumper has to be removed to get the headlamp out to look at it. According to the 9-5 dealer WIS manual i downloaded from this site, there are at least 15 fastners holding the bumper on the car!

26-01-13, 03:28 PM
Apparently there is kit out there. Cost is $500 plus finding someone to install it. Probably not worth it. My brother has a used car dealership and spent a lot of time tracking down this information. Hope this helpful!

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25-03-13, 09:57 AM
Im guessing we reached a dead end on this issue. No more info on how to activate the LED accent lighting?:cry:

25-03-13, 10:17 AM
I gave up as there seems to be no support on this issue. I think the bulbs and wiring are absent for the headlamp assembly.

25-03-13, 05:10 PM
I was looking at the fusebox and there are alot of empty slots. I know thats not uncommon but it crossed my mind that maybe one of those slots might have something to do with it...

19-10-13, 05:17 PM
Apparently there is kit out there. Cost is $500 plus finding someone to install it. Probably not worth it. My brother has a used car dealership and spent a lot of time tracking down this information. Hope this helpful!

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Did you get details on who has this kit? I would like to pursue this for my 2011 9-5 Premium. Thanks.