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Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 20:51:55 GMT
From: Juha <>
Subject: Re: 99 9-5 Hi-Beam

Colin Stamp wrote: > On Thu, 16 Dec 2004 19:42:22 GMT, "TGS" <> wrote: > >>Hi-Beam on drivers side not working even though bulb is not burned out. >>Blue hi-beam indicator light on dash also not functioning... wires all >>look good... Anyone experience this problem? >> > > Yep. Not just me either. Mine was on a '99 9-3. > > There seems to be a common problem with the bulb monitoring system on > all Saabs around that era. > > What you're looking for looks like a relay, only orange. On the 9-3 > it's in the relay box under the bonnet, next to the bulkhead. When you > find it, try thumping it. I bet the light will come back on. > > The box is the sensor for the headlight bulb failure warning on the > SID, but it's design is sh1t. The only mechanical support for the PCB > inside comes from the solder joints to the base. Eventually one cracks > (almost completely invisibly) and a headlight stops working. To fix > it, re-solder all the joints along that edge. > > 'course, it could be something completely different... > > Cheers, > > Colin. monitoring "relay" (the orange one) is fairly easy to fix. You can find instructions about it from the net.

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