Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2004 19:39:26 GMT
From: Retro Bob <nothingherenospamcom>
Subject: Re: Running Lights

On Mon, 13 Sep 2004 21:39:34 GMT, Malcolm William Mason <mwm1(delete)nospamedu> wrote: >Whoever had been running it, was operating (illegally) without running >lights by pulling fuse #36.I am told that I have two options: > >(1) Run with parking lights > >(2) Run with full head lights > >and that these options are "dealer programmed". > >Is there some way that I can get low level headlights--not low beam >but low level and low beam or fog lights only? or some other suitable >combination which is easier on the lamps and the alternator. The low level headlights come on in a Saab when you have parking lights only on. HOWEVER, they are tiny, separate light bulbs which will _not_ meet the DRL requirements in your area. The norm in a Saab is that the DRL's are always on and that actually means that the headlights are always on along with the parking lights. Since you can get the same effect by simply turning on the headlight switch, many of us have it reprogrammed to allow for parking lights without headlights while running (as your is). You can also have the dealer reprogram so that you can turn the fog lights on and off with any other light combination i.e. make them independent of the other lights. I think this is the step you need to take. As to whether fogs & parking lights meet the local requirements for DRL's... I have no idea. I doubt it though.

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