Date: Sun, 06 Jul 2003 02:25:30 GMT
From: 'nuther Bob <>
Subject: Re: Bought a 95 900S

On Fri, 4 Jul 2003 10:57:59 -0400, "PILOTOTS" <> wrote: >I just bought a 95 900S and as a first time Saab owner I have a few simple >questions. > >1. Daytime running lights, I know they're nice for safety but I want to >control when the lights are on and off so DRL has to go, is it a simple as >pulling a fuse and/or relay? If you pull the fuse (maybe #15, I'm not sure about that, check the book) then they will shut off. But, if you want the headlight switch to act like a "regular" US switch - off -> Parking lights -> Headlights - then you have to have the dealer reprogram the switch. At the same time I suggest that you have the fog lights reprogrammed so that the can be turned on of off at any time by the switch (not tied to the high beam off). If you have it done while you are having other work done you can probably get it thrown in, otherwise you will have to pay for a 15-30 minutes of labor. >2. One of the headlight assembles was replaced last year after the old one >cracked. The new light is nice and shinny and the old one has dulled glass. >Is there anyway to pull the lens off the old one and polish it with some >glass cleaner? Yes. Remove the headlight assembly from the car. *Carefully* remove the clips that hold the plastic back to the glass. *Carefully* seperate the two halves. Be sure to be nice to the gasket. *Carefully* clean the reflector with a very soft cloth, no liquids, no hard buffing (the aged reflector material can be accidentally removed if you get too agressive, particularly in the area around the bulb. The heat evidently softens/dries it). Assembly is the reverse of disassembly. Make sure the gasket is seated properly. I lubed mine with some of that silicone lube you use on spark plug leads. >3. The plastic wheel centers (round cover for lung nuts) is pealing, what >the best solution? Does the dealership want $100 a piece for new ones? Don't know, try > >4. I like the look of the 96 900's with the rear lights extended across the >whole rear. What's involved in adding that plastic light/reflector piece to >my 95? Funny, I have a '97 and I like the look of the 95 & 9~3 without it. >5. Last and not least, the front fog (driving light?) is burned out, I >assume that to replace it you just remove the lens by removing the 2 screws >located right above it. It's a little hard to get in there. Most folks advise removing the lower front splash pan under teh bumper (maybe 8 screw bolts) and going in that way. Some folks have gotten in from the top by removing the headlight. If you do a search here on "foglight" via google you will find quite a few posts on the subject. Just don't pay a dealer to do it. > >Thanks for the help - >Casey > No problem. If you'll post how many miles you have, I'll give you some other hints on things to do or check to see if they have been done. Bob

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