Date: Thu, 08 Feb 2007 22:34:01 +0100
From: Frode <fhnospammica.no>
Subject: Re: 1999 9-5 high-beams not staying on?


Dave Hinz wrote: > Any idea why I can get my high beams to come on, but not _stay_ on? > They only come on now if I hold the stalk towards me which obviously > isn't going to work for me long term. The headlight switch is set all > the way to on, all four bulbs do light (low and high on both sides - I > think - I can't be in the car and outside but the reflection changes on > both sides). What am I overlooking? Had exactly that symptom 3-4 years ago on my 93 9k. Intermittent to begin with but gradually became worse. Temperature-related too. 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. Regards, Frode

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