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Saab 9-5 Brights Wouldn't Stay On

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:23:20 GMT  <== Tech ==> 

I have a 1999 Saab 9-5, gifted to my son by my sister-in-law. He loves the car, but doesn't like paying for its 20-mile-per-gallon gas, so he drives my 2005 Honda Civic, and I drive the Saab. I recently had two problems with the Saab's high beams.

First, the left high beam wasn't working. I got a new bulb, but that didn't fix the problem. Turned out I needed to get a new orange light control relay. Amazon has it for $25, or you can find it for less on eBay. Replacing the relay made the left high-beam work, but the brights wouldn't stay on by themselves. I had to hold the high beam handle back to keep them on, a real pain while driving. My mechanic recommended replacing the gray relay associated with the high beams. Amazon has that for $12.

Replacing that relay didn't work either, so I went to Shaftsbury Saab, about 15 minutes from my apartment in Bennington, and asked the guy there what to do. He asked a few questions, then recommended that I turn the light control switch inside the car to the farthest clockwise position. I had never noticed that switch to do anything, but since I did that, the brights stay on. Yay!

Saab light switch

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Just a note to say I

Submitted by feralfae on Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:01:15 GMT

Just a note to say I hope the lights of peace and joy are shining bright for you and your family and that the days are bringing beauty into your life.

Be well.


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Thank you, Feralfae.

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:29:34 GMT

Thank you, Feralfae. Doing well here in my new Vermont abode. Girls still sick, and missing me. Son still his usual happy self. Mother surviving, about to celebrate her 86th birthday. Yow!

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