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Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 20:31:17 +0000
From: Colin Stamp <>
Subject: Re: 99 9-5 Hi-Beam

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.

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