Date: 12 Feb 2001 13:39:07 GMT
From: jcmorrisnopsamris-pc.MITRE.ORG (Joe Morris)
Subject: Re: 97 Saab 900s Lights always on

Bob <> writes: >On Sun, 11 Feb 2001 04:44:16 GMT, "Ken Ferguson" ><Ken_Fergusonnopsamosoft'> wrote: >>Pull the DRL fuse. The lights will then work according to switch position. >>Daytime running lights haven't died. I think a lot of rental companies have >>them on their cars, and most GM cars have it also. >That will shut off the DRL's, but your light switch will still be >a little odd in operation. If you want to be able to turn on parking >lights and/or headlights and/or foglights at will, have you dealer >reprogram the healights and foglights to "ALT-1" settings. Just from curiosity -- is the standard (from-the-factory) operation of the headlamps documented in current owners' manuals, and is there any place where the availability of the alternatives is described for the end user *other* than asking a Saab mechanic (or posting a query here)? My '97 900 had the usual behavior (full headlamps on whenever the ignition is on), but it's considered very rude behavior to fail to switch to parking lamps when approaching guarded gates at gov'mt facilities at night. I squawked this to the Saab shop and was told about the option to change the behavior to honor the "parking lights only" position on the headlamp switch, but I found the failure to include information about this option in the owner's manual to be highly irritating. Joe Morris

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