Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2005 21:47:05 +0100
From: Pooh Bear <>
Subject: Re: Saab 9-5 Wagon Elecrical Problems

"Joe C via" wrote: > I have had recurring problems with lights, both headlights and taillights > constantly blowing on my 2001 9-5 wagon. Right after I bough the car I had to > replace the headlight bulbs, later on it was the tail light(left), then the > right and so on. I took it to the dealer and they replaced the bulbs, not > cheap bulbs(under warranty). I tried later replacing both bulbs in pairs when > they blew as suggested by the dealer, problem continued. Right now I have, > again, the right rear light message illuminated. I recently had to replace my > battery, related? I don't know. Does anyone know wether this is some sort of > factory defect that maybe I missed or that Saab has not admitted to? I have > heard other Saab owners say they have had problems with lights blowing. Car > is now out of warranty. May be expensive to repair. Any assistance is > appreciated. Thanks, There's *one* thing that kills bulbs fast and that's overvoltage. That would explain a premature battery death too. As Fred says. Check the alternator output. Graham

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