Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2003 08:27:26 GMT From: Paul Halliday <pjghnopsamyonder.co.uk> Subject: Re: Headlamps - How to return to Swedish?
in article uDaba.20132$EN3.164347nopsamfep4-glfd.server.ntli.net, jj at chnopsamail.com wrote on 11/03/2003 01:05: > > "Paul Halliday" <pjghnopsamyonder.co.uk> wrote in message > news:BA910503.42D4%pjghnopsamyonder.co.uk... >> Hi guys & gals, >> >> Just a quickie. >> >> My '89 900 turbo headlamps operate the English way as follows on the >> headlight selector switch: >> >> 1. Left position - all lights off. >> 2. Middle position - sidelights and low beams on. >> 3. Right position - sidelights and main beams on. >> >> My other 900s had a different operating mode and so do the classic 900s > that >> I pass on my travels. I remember reading somewhere (but I can't find it > for >> the life in me now) that there is a fuse to pull out/insert to have the >> following operation: >> >> 1. Left position - sidelights on. >> 2. Middle position - sidelights on, even when the engine is off. >> 3. Right position - sidelights and main beams on. >> >> This is what I'm after - back to Swedish :) >> I have the single set of fuses in the engine bay, without the secondary > box >> under the rear seat. >> >> Any advice would be very much appreciated. >> >> Paul >> >> 1989 900 Turbo S >> http://saab.go.dyndns.org/ >> > > The swedish way these days is to have full headlights at all times, just > leave you headlights switch to full :-) > > Daytime running lights are 'extra bright' sidelamps utilising twin filament > 21/5w bulbs..Not present on an '89, the fuse position is blank, the wiring > was removed and 5w bulbs fitted instead. > > Saab discontinued them in '87 when 'dim-dip' headlamps became mandatory in > the UK. > > I think they came back in 91 but with full-headlamps instead... Ah ha, that'll be why I can't see/find a fuse to pull/insert. On my '88T, I remember finding that fitting a fuse into one of the empty holders changed the light operation to the UK standard. Oh well, if it can't be done I'll leave it alone. Thanks, Paul