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  1. HID to halogen headlight assembly swap?

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi all, Is it possible to swap out the HID headlight assembly for a halogen assembly? I'm talking the entire headlight assembly - everything downstream of the connector. Is the connector the same? Does the car need to be reprogrammed with a Tech2? I'm not concerned about the HID light on...
  2. Replacing US headlights with European ones

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi everyone. I am the happy owner of a 2007 Saab 9-3 SC Arc 2.0T and I plan to remain happy by replacing my US spec halogen headlights with European ones because... the US spec headlights don't have a levelling motor in them (and the switch does not have levelling capabilities). In Europe...
  3. Flickering Headlamps

    9-5 Workshop
    I've been having my head lamps flicker on and off for sometime now on my 03 95 aero. Dual xenons. They will will flicker over larger bumps while driving, on takeoff when I let the clutch in or just idling at a stop light. I've also had a problem with the switch recently where the lights will...
  4. Main headlamps out except in reverse gear!

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I have a 1999 9-3 convertible. The main beams function only when in reverse gear, either with DRL or "switch position 2"; high beams do not function. No SID message about failure. The bulbs show continuity (both high and main headlamps -- and the mains work but only when manual trans is in...
  5. Whats the deal with these headlights?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I have a '03 9.3 linear and my two inner bulbs in each assembly would not turn on, ever. The bi-xenon works fine and is on all the time but honestly IMO its barely lighting anything at night so I use my fog lamps or high beam (which is just the bi-xenon shining brighter). I checked the bulbs...
  6. Damaged Headlight covers

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi All 2008 93 Sports wagon 1.9tdi ( Estate ) Just arrived back in the UK after a 6 week tour of France & Spain (5000 miles) We used self adhesive beam deflectors. i have now removed them to find the adhesive has damaged the plastic headlight lenses they are cracked and crazed. Can i buy...
  7. Wanted: 900C e-code headlamps

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    I am looking for a set of e-code headlamps to go on my 1983 900. If you have a set you're willing to sell or know where I might be able to find some I would be very grateful.
  8. My DIY - Headlight upgrades.

    Saab 9-2X, 9-4X & 9-7X Workshop
    My 2006 SAAB 9 7x was factory OEM halogen lamps. I did many searches, witnessed many other forum dialogs to what works and what maybe didn’t work well. I see the specific to this GM platform "wiring mods" (way below) have had many years history with many repeat success (the thread #s are...
  9. Yes - another crappy headlight thread

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello (again) my Saab friends, I wanted to gauge your opinion about what to do to brighten up our (rather sad) headlamps. I run OSRAM euro lights (I think they were NightBreakers, 65w). I have e-code lenses. They've been carefully aimed. The lights are still kinda scary at night in the...
  10. Headlight Shake

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi all, I have an issue on my '97 900 (auto) - when I come to a stop and have my foot on the brakes, the headlamps shake quite a bit. It is (annoyingly) visible on the rear of the car ahead of me. I've already checked all the screws for the lamp housings - they are tight. I do have a...
  11. headlamp disassembly

    9-5 Workshop
    Is there a way to remove the plastic facing (the "glass") off the headlamp assembly without breaking it? I tried using a flathead screwdriver but I didn't want to force it out and crack it open or bust a seal or something. Thanks
  12. For Sale: c900 parts: lourves/sunroof flaring/headlamps

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    Spring cleaning and time to move some of my c900 spares off the shelves. For sale are: Louvres w/mounting hardware. $100. Sunroof flaring/wind deflecter. $40. 2 sets of 87+ DOT Headlamps w/clear lenses.
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