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I have a 2005 Saab 9-3 2.0T (ARC). I hit a deer last fall and it took out the drivers side headlight. Prior to replacing the entire headlight assembly, about 4 months after I hit the deer my battery kept on being dead when I would go to start the car, figured it was a short somewhere. Next, I replaced the entire headlight assembly. I'm still having the issue where even with the car powered off, the drivers headlight stays on and kills my battery. The only solution that I have found to this is to pull out the fuse for this headlight when I park the car. Does anyone have a solution to this issue?



Some more info - if I have the fuse out, the passenger headlight turns on for about 3 minutes and then goes out.

- I have the HID headlights



Another question - I just bought a 2003 9-3 2.0t (linear) as a parts car. Runs and drives. I'm thinking my issue may have to do with the fuse box. Can I take the fuse box from the 2003 Linear I just bought and put it into my 2005 Arc? They look exactly the same.



Thanks for the help everyone. I love this car and am trying to keep her on the road.
 

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Sounds like a fusebox issue or wiring. You can swap the fuseboxes but need tech2 to marry.
 

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Sounds like a fusebox issue or wiring. You can swap the fuseboxes but need tech2 to marry.
Thanks Diggs. What does "marrying" the fusebox's entail and why do I need a tech to do it? Resetting the computer or something along those lines?
 

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it's not just a fuse box there are computers in there in relation to the canbus system..
 
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