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  1. 2010 9-3 2.0T Sedan - What's the best low beam bulb replacement?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey everyone, new to the forum. Just got my first Saab (first car) from a friend of a friend. I've noticed that the low beams (and also high beams) are a little too dim at night and make it pretty hard to see while driving on the highway especially. Does anyone have any recs for replacement...
  2. marker light bulb contacts gone!

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Another question. Both my side marker lights went out on my saab 9-3 wagon 2006. I bought replacement bulbs. One side now works fine, the other side, i noticed that it has no metal contacts which the bulb is meant to rest in. They may have either fallen out, been removed, or burnt. Not sure if...
  3. Replacing the backlight bulbs on the manual climate control (MCC)

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Took on a small project this morning to replace a bulb behind the MCC on my 2005 9-3. It's pretty simple really, but sometimes pics are helpful so I thought I'd share the process. If you're taking this on I'll assume you've got the MCC removed already, but if not there is a great tutorial...
  4. Headlight and other lighting issues

    9-5 Workshop
    Ok have an 04 9-5 having a problem with the driver side lights. Tail light, not brake lot goes in and out, DRL only on driver side won't work, hi beam flickers. Have put a volt meter on DRL prong, with no light reads 11.8v,under load (with light bulb) reads less then 3V. Also driver side I...
  5. City Light Wedge Socket Replacement

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    As everyone knows, these can be brutal to pull out of the headlamp.... well I managed to totally bust mine by trying to pull it with pliers. This is the 194 wedge bulb socket in the headlight housing. Can anyone suggest where I can get a replacement socket? Online searches aren't turning up...
  6. Saab 9-3 radio backlight

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello, I am new here and haven't been able to find a thread that helps me with my issue. I just bought my second saab 9-3 and am having issues with the back light on my radio controls not working. The radio works fine and during the day the display is visible (though barely) but at night all...
  7. Extra unused halogen bulb in HID headlamp?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Sorry, I was trying to dig through the topics but couldn't find anyone that addressed this issue... It's very strange. I have a 2003 9-3 vector with HID lights. It appears there is a halogen light in the unit along with the directional light and the parking light. Does anyone know how to...
  8. Is my HID bulb going?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    My car was sitting in my garage for the past week while I waited for NAPA to get me my new starter. Anyway I've had it on the road for the past 2 days and I noticed while I was letting it warm up today that the driverside HID is now a bit dimmer and also a white shade instead of the regular...
  9. Headlight question

    9-5 Workshop
    I was recently in a pretty bad accident with my 2003 saab 9-5 but its safe to say my baby is just fine now after some expensive repairs, but my question is and sorry if i sound like a moron but throughout the rebuild ive been studying my car and replacing and upgrading some features. i noticed...
  10. Saab 9-3 Fog Light Bulb Replacement Number?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi everyone, my fog light has 2 bulbs in it. One is easy the main bulb and easy to find. The other looks like the mini bulbs. It has some german specs on it. "Germany 1156 12V 32cp w8c". Does anyone know the sylvania equivalent? Its not showing up on there page...
  11. Xenon light problem

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I am having the "Right dipped beam failure" problem. When I turn on the ignition but do not start the engine both headlights are turned on. Once the system check is done, I start the engine, both lights are turned off for a second or two and only the left one comes on. The right headlight stays...
  12. Flickering Xenon Headlights

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I just bought an 03 9-3ss Vector. whenever i turn on the car, both headlights come on fine, then during the first 2 minutes of driving or so, both bulbs flicker and go out. The guy I bought it from thought it was a bad connection and new bulbs werent needed, but I called the dealership today and...
  13. Installed LED's now have this wierd problem...

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    hi, so i changed all of my interior lights to LED's EXCEPT for the rear reading lights only and they all work perfect, they turn on when the car is unlocked and they dim when the car is locked and all of the lights work perfectly when the car is off. But when the car is turned on with the doors...
  14. Front Blinker Bulb Change

    Saab 9-2X, 9-4X & 9-7X Workshop
    Tried looking through search and came up empty, now starting the first one! I even tried Google for search and nothing. ;) So, because of the rain I couldn't really delve into it, but I'm guessing the wheel well liner has to be partially removed to access it? Because looking from under the...
  15. All 3 left rear lights not working

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    My position, brake, and turn signal light are not working. I replaced the bulbs and they still are not working. All the right side lights ARE working, as is the left hand side reverse light. The three non-working lights and some of the right hand side lights track back to a green relay in the...
  16. Blowing Low-Beams?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I've got the 1999 9-3 Vert, and a pile of blown headlight bulbs! I'm really beginning to grow tired of the car, and the problems I'm having with it,such as the now blowing bulbs, the constant dinging of the "Check Soft Top" error, my seats which are always in the "gangster" position, and second...
  17. The Gremlins vs. The Brakelights

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi guys, I've searched all over Google for a definitive answer on this question, but I think I've got a new spin on a common problem. I've got problems with the rear lights on my '01 Saab 93. I think it's gremlins!! When in park or drive, the two running light bulbs (21/5s) on the left...
  18. The Gremlins vs. The Brakelights

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi guys, I've searched all over Google for a definitive answer on this question, but I think I've got a new spin on a common problem. I've got problems with the rear lights on my '01 Saab 93. I think it's gremlins!! When in park or drive, the two running light bulbs (21/5s) on the left side...
  19. Aero Fog Light Bulb Replacement WARNING!!!

    9-5 Workshop
    So I finally decided to change my burnt out fog light bulb on my 2004 9-5 Aero. Sounds simple enough, right?….well, not really. So I go to my local Checker Auto Parts for the bulb. I thought: “why would I go to a dealership for something simple as a fog light and why would I bother to buy it...
  20. Noob needs help: Footwell lights

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I've just purchased a 2005 9-3 which has footwell lights. The passenger side is working, but the driver's side isn't - I assume there's one in the driver's side! I can't see anything in the manual. Does anyone know the bulb type? Thanks.
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