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My experience has been that aftermarket controllers don't necessarily talk to the diagnostic portion of the computer system in the car. My '04 9-5 had Valeo aftermarket controllers. It was probably in an accident earlier in its life. I tried to diagnose the dipped headlight issue with the funny little symbol that comes up on the dash. My OpCom on a WinXP laptop would not talk. I had to buy a genuine SAAB controller, put it in the right headlight housing and Voila - I got a code for dead level switches.
So yes, change the bulbs with good quality units and don't mess with controllers unless they don't talk to your diagnostics system.
'04 Aero Sport Kombi
'03 Aero 5Spd, Krona, 290 bhp
'03 Linear 5 spd. Krona Mods, 350 bhp
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