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I found the problem - I think
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Posted by MI-Roger [Email] (#882) [Profile/Gallery] (more from MI-Roger) on Sun, 10 Nov 2019 14:32:08 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Acceptable Brands for Orange Relay?, MI-Roger [Profile/Gallery] , Wed, 6 Nov 2019 11:02:31
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Operator error.
After swapping Low Beam and Lamp Failure Relays with my winter stored Viggen with no change, I started on lamp replacement. As soon as I removed the dust cover I saw that things didn't look right.

The phenolic body which originally held the lamp connectors failed a few years ago. Each connector now needs to be pushed onto it's lamp stub individually. One connector was still located in the broken phenolic body. Apparently when I attempted to push the connector onto the lamp stub a couple months ago I only wedged the stub between the phenolic body and the connector, rather than being pushed into the connector. Time, vibration, continued deterioration of the phenolic body, etc., all contributed to intermittent failure to illuminate.

->Posting last edited on Mon, 11 Nov 2019 08:24:45.

_______________________________________ Saabs owned: 2008 9-5 Aero Sedan 2006 9-3SC 2.0T 2000 Viggen Convertible 2000 9-5lpt Sedan, sold at 318K miles


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