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: Headlight Assembly

Jim Bauschke
16th August 2004, 03:57 PM
Is replacing a headlight, not jut the bulb, but the whole headlight assembly a DIY project on the Classic 900?

alan forsyth
16th August 2004, 04:08 PM
the european version is easy 2 screws and ond one bolt securing the headlight plus the two screws for the indicator

16th August 2004, 04:16 PM
The american version isn't much harder. I believe there is only 1 screw holding the trim piece and two holding the headlight in. It's pretty easy to change.

Bob Bees
16th August 2004, 05:29 PM
Its pretty easy, just some difficult screw locations that require a nice assortment of socket extensions and some torx bits. There are two screws at the top of the frame, one larger hex head screw down below, and an additional torx screw that clamps the headlight to the cornering light assembly. Its actually easier to get at all the fasteners if you pop the existing headlight out of the frame and then remove the cornering light assembly.

Bob Bees
16th August 2004, 05:32 PM
My previous reply was for an American 1992 Saab 900 Turbo. Just replaced the headlight bucket a week ago.

16th August 2004, 09:01 PM
Yeah very easy.

24th April 2016, 10:55 AM
Hi - my mechanic (that seems to always have everything in his c900 graveyard) tells me that has no headlight assembly buckets for my 92' 900.......AND that they're impossible to find easily. I've seen a couple on eBay but always one side only and around $100USD each. I use my car lightly & really only need these to pass inspection, so if there are truly no used cheaper buckets out there.......does anyone know a good method for rigging these up so they stay in place somewhat well?
Initially would be for inspection but wouldn't mind having something to sturdy them up. I thought about asking him to use some epoxy or something but obviously that's a last resort incase I need to replace housing in future.
Any ideas appreciated.....

24th April 2016, 11:23 AM
The procedure varies from 1987 down & 1988 & up, and also whether the headlights are DOT or E-Code.. Vern

25th April 2016, 03:29 AM
make sure you put the plastic locator/swivel pin, on base of lamp is in the hole provided, when replacing, as often not noticed it was there, when unit removed but don't just pull the headlight out forward or will probably break it (if you are re-using)off lift up a bit then out