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Has anyone added fog lights not made for a Saab to their car? My Linear has no fog lights and have seen the Hella fog light kits that I presumably could mount where the Saab OEM fog lights would go. Wouldn't bother me to have to place a switch under the dash to operate them and don't see how the SID would be affected. PIAA sells kits as do many others. Beats paying $600-plus for dealer to do OEM.

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Do you really need them? If so I would go SAAB and probably install myself.
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Personally, I'd just pick up a set from a junkyard. Car-Part.com is a good site. It found me a $250 bumper in almost perfect condition. Saved me about $500 by letting me mount the bumper myself and getting it painted instead of paying to repair the damaged shell.
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Has anyone added fog lights not made for a Saab to their car? My Linear has no fog lights and have seen the Hella fog light kits that I presumably could mount where the Saab OEM fog lights would go. Wouldn't bother me to have to place a switch under the dash to operate them and don't see how the SID would be affected. PIAA sells kits as do many others. Beats paying $600-plus for dealer to do OEM.

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Can't say anything about the fog lights since I rarely use mine.

However instead of a switch under the dash, wire them to the "-" button on the dash if you decide to go this route. It was made specifically to accomodate the addition of auxillary lighting since it is very common to do so here in Sweden. That is assuming that you haven't used that button for something else.
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Fog lights, These stylish front fog lights will not only give your Saab a sportier look, but they will also improve visibility on misty days.

The pack includes two fog lamps with moisture-proof connectors and bulbs.
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Year : 2004
Price *: 151,16
Part no. **:12787092

You might want to check the SAAB price. The French site says 151 which is less than $200 . The descriptive jargon I copied from Saab International.
http://www.saab.com/main/GLOBAL/en/a...1/result.shtml
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GenuineSaab sells the Saab fog lights for $99 and the dashboard switch for $58. I am not sure where you get the $600 quote from but that probably includes dealer installation? It's pretty easy to do yourself and I wouldn't mess around with aftermarket lights and wiring for that price.
http://www.genuinesaab.com/catalog/p...roducts_id=267

I have the install instructions here so you can check it out before you purchase:
http://saabmedia.net/manuals/9-3/index.html

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The cost would indeed include dealer installation and the Tech II service.

I was asking for anyone who had already done a non-Saab fog light install since I did look for Saab parts initially. Looking for more bang for my buck is all I was doing... Wiring to the "-" button is a good idea!
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I happen to have a spare set of fogs, so I am wondernig about this too.. the obstacle I see is finding trim pieces for the grille. Does anyone make those?

As parts prices go tho, the Saab fogs are cheaper than the ones I put in my B6 Passat (only issue might be if they need to be enabled via Tech II)

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The cost would indeed include dealer installation and the Tech II service.

I was asking for anyone who had already done a non-Saab fog light install since I did look for Saab parts initially. Looking for more bang for my buck is all I was doing... Wiring to the "-" button is a good idea!
I thought the "-" button is useless in the US according to the sticky.

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I thought the "-" button is useless in the US according to the sticky.
I'm not aware of that issue with the "-" button.

I keep putting off actually going though with the idea of adding fog lights. My idea is to just go to a boutique car store (Car Toys, etc.) and add a set of PIAA fogs, placing the rocker switch under the dash. Wouldn't have to be Saab fog lights and so long as the install looks clean, I'd be happy. No need for a Tech II circus.
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Can I ask a stupid question? Will the kit on genuinesaab.com work on a 2007? It says 2006, but I didn't know if it just hadn't been updated. Thanks!
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Can I ask a stupid question? Will the kit on genuinesaab.com work on a 2007? It says 2006, but I didn't know if it just hadn't been updated. Thanks!
Ask/e-mail Genuinesaab, they would know for sure.
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Ask/e-mail Genuinesaab, they would know for sure.
They said they are compatible with 2007s!
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I'm looking to purchase an 07 9-3, and it has everything except premium package. I did a search and found out that it looks like it IS possible to add them to an MY07.

Can anyone confirm they have done this? Also, it looks like there are 3 steps:

1.) Buy parts from genuinesaab.com
2.) Install them yourself
3.) Take to dealer to activate Tech II (or something like that)

Are the cars pre-wired? It looks like you can buy the fog lights ($99), the switch ($58) and the MY06 wire kit ($56).

I searched and read a lot, I just want to get one straight answer. thanks.
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Personally, I'd just pick up a set from a junkyard. Car-Part.com is a good site. It found me a $250 bumper in almost perfect condition. Saved me about $500 by letting me mount the bumper myself and getting it painted instead of paying to repair the damaged shell.
If you are going to go used, call Goldwing Saab, the nation's largest Saab salvage yard. Excellent parts and customer service. I've been buying parts from them for years (no I don't work for them!)
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I'm looking to purchase an 07 9-3, and it has everything except premium package. I did a search and found out that it looks like it IS possible to add them to an MY07.

Can anyone confirm they have done this? Also, it looks like there are 3 steps:

1.) Buy parts from genuinesaab.com
2.) Install them yourself
3.) Take to dealer to activate Tech II (or something like that)

Are the cars pre-wired? It looks like you can buy the fog lights ($99), the switch ($58) and the MY06 wire kit ($56).

I searched and read a lot, I just want to get one straight answer. thanks.
My dealer parts guy tells me (After calling Saab HQ) that MY07 needs the harness.

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My dealer parts guy tells me (After calling Saab HQ) that MY07 needs the harness.

Mike
Thanks for checking into this...guess this purchase will have to wait a little while longer then.
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a thought and some questions

is "-" a functioning switch? if so, why buy the $60 official fog light switch.. also with this, there would be no need (?) to get TechII change... ie. for the fogs I installed on a previous vehicle, there are really only 3 needed connections... power, gnd, on/off.


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Old 8th November 2007
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As a side note, I've found a reeal curiosity.. I figured I'd try some salvage yards to see if any bargains existed there... most of them want ~$100 _per_ light... vs. $113 for both from the dealer... told that to one guy, who went and re-confirmed his pricing.

At ~$260 for all the parts (lights, harness, switch) + Tech II charge, I may just abandon this idea. So much for the cheap upgrade it initially appeared to be..
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My dealer parts guy tells me (After calling Saab HQ) that MY07 needs the harness.
Does anyone know if this harness (in models that came with it pre-installed) is easily removable? (ie. thought occured to me that if someone were not using their harness, maybe they'd want to swap me for the shelf that replaces the ash-tray that I'm not using )

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