Date: Sun, 25 Jul 2004 19:54:46 +0000 (UTC)
From: Craig's C900 Workshop <c900nospame.Illegal.Offworlders-to.Sink>
Subject: Re: Headlight switch spins in housing

Dave Hinz <> writes: >On Wed, 14 Jul 2004 22:46:03 -0400, itten <> wrote: >> I have a '88 900 and the headlight switch turns when I try to operate >> it. Is this something fixable or should I just replace the swtich? >Get it into the on position & leave it there - the ignition key >turns the lights on & off, and there's evidence that driving with 'em >on is safer anyway (others see you better). The consumption of 100 >watts or so is nothing in the scale of gas mileage, probably not >even measurable let alone noticeable. If you are concerned about power usage, go to "" and purchase replacement ultrabright white-LED lamps to replace them and drastically drop power usage and heat generation inside the light clusters. I've replaced all lamps (except for the headlight bulbs and a couple of the interior lights which I don't have the right size replacements for yet) with LED-based lamps from Ultraleds. It's quite an expensive investment to do everything, but just replacing the brake lights and white front markers and rear white reversing lights won't set you back too much. If you go for the 'special' versions of the lamps, they cost a bit more but they have LEDS facing forward and a small circle of LEDS facing to the side to maximise light distribution via the built-in reflector that's part of the lamp housing. I don't know if the '88 900's are the same as my '83 and '85 900's, but on those two, the front marker and indicator lights are two-terminal offset-pin lamps, while all the rear lamps except the main brake lamps are single-terminal non-offset pin lamps. Regards, Craig. -- Craig's C900 Workshop - c900nospamon.nospam | Remember to Visit the Website - http://nospam/~c900 | remove 'poison' If you're a Saab C900 enthusiast, join our Yahoo 'saab_c900' group and/or join our mailing list at "http://nospam/mailman/listinfo/saab_c900"

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