Date: Thu, 08 Feb 2007 23:16:27 +0100
From: Frode <>
Subject: Re: 1999 9-5 high-beams not staying on?

Dave Hinz wrote: > On Thu, 08 Feb 2007 22:34:01 +0100, Frode <> wrote: >> Dave Hinz wrote: >> >>> Any idea why I can get my high beams to come on, but not _stay_ on? > >> Had exactly that symptom 3-4 years ago on my 93 9k. Intermittent to begin >> with but gradually became worse. Temperature-related too. > > Well, it is about -22C outside at the moment. Could very well be. -17 here, which is why I didnt go out to check out the color and other details for you ... >> It turned out to be one of the relay units placed in a box near the >> battery. It may have had some french text on it... Anyway, after I gave >> the internal vertically mounted PCB a thorough treatment with the >> soldering iron _and_ new solder, the symptom went away for good. >> I don't think it was a relay afterall, just a control circuit. Quite >> large. > > Ah. If that's the same mechanism they've been using since the days of > the Saab 96, then I know the mechanism. Thank you, I'll go look at that > now and have a look, and report any interesting findings. Not on my 78 99, that one looks entirely different, and still works like new! The unit I mean is traditional all plastic, possibly double-size, and mostly contains power-electronics stuff- vh, Frode

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