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  1. 2004 9-5 HID Xenon High Beam issue

    9-5 Workshop
    I'm really hoping you Saab experts can help me out. I have a new to me 2004 9-5 Arc. The headlights are driving me crazy! I have found very little information on my issue. Foremost I do not have Xenon high beams and am trying to diagnose. Secondly I also do not have flash to pass (H7...
  2. HID Xenon Problems to Infinity and Beyond!

    9-5 Workshop
    In order to solve the various and recurring headlight problems with my 2005 9-5 Arc I have done the following: 1. Headlight low beams were not bright enough: I replaced the bulbs several times and finally got the OEMs, helped a bit, but not enough. I also replaced the relay to a bypass relay...
  3. Help Xenon Headlight Ballast/Control Unit Replace

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello. This is my first post on here since buying my first Saab a few months ago. I have a 2006 9-3 Aero and recently the drivers side Xenon HID went out. I switched the igniters to make sure they were not bad before I purchased new bulbs. I just got the new bulbs today and tried them out and...
  4. 9-7x Headlight Removal

    Saab 9-2X, 9-4X & 9-7X Workshop
    I want to remove the headlight ballast on my 2007 9-7x to clean the connections and see if I can correct the flickering and shutting off of the passenger side low-beam. The wire harnesses, particularly the turn signal wires, are so short that I can't manage to disconnect the harnesses to remove...
  5. Xenon Headlight Problems

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Well I'm stumped. :confused: My passenger headlight has stopped working, and my driver side headlight only turns on about 50% of the times I start the car. I spent all weekend troubleshooting the problem, which meant installing a new ballast/ignitor and switching bulbs/ballast/ignitor between...
  6. Xenon ballast replacement : how ?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I looked everywhere but did not find a 'manual' how to replace the xenon ballast on a 2005 9-3. Looks you need to take out the complete headlamp as the box sits under the headlight ? Anyone having a full instruction how to do that ? It is the passenger side .
  7. ballast issue (3rd time)

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Took the 2006 Saab 9-3 in for a low beam out (xenon). This is the third one since buying the car new (second on this right side). Again, local mechanic said a new ballast was needed. The current one in was replaced 26 months ago by the dealer under warranty. After reading threads on this topic...