Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2005 07:10:43 +0100
From: Pooh Bear <>
Subject: Re: Headlight bulbs

Andrew Sinclair wrote: > In message <>, Pooh Bear > <> writes > >Been there - done that - but the spring doesn't appear to hold the new bulb in > >place properly. It 'wobbles about', giving intermittent illumination. > >I've heard > >the springs get weak. Is it simply that ? > Over time the heat from the bulbs do cause the springs to become less > springy and the bulb then starts to rattle in the housing making > intermittent contact which leads to early bulb failure. My old 9000 > used to eat headlight bulbs until I replaced the springs - easily > sourced from your friendly neighbourhood Saab spares place. Thanks for your confirmation of my suspicion Andy. I'll drop in there maybe later today even. You don't have any advice as to how to replace the 'sidelight' too as well do you ? The owner's manual says take the plastic cover off the back of the headlight assembly and simply replace it. There appears to be some magic involved in doing this too ! I don't 'get' the way the bulb is fitted. I see no way to replace it when I have access. The fitting for the bulb doesn't appear to want to have anything to want to do with me. It doesn't budge. Graham

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