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Similar problem - Operator Error cause
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Posted by MI-Roger [Email] (#882) [Profile/Gallery] (more from MI-Roger) on Tue, 26 Nov 2019 16:01:59 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Not the bulb - Not the orange relay - Any suggestions?, Mike Johnson, Tue, 26 Nov 2019 05:52:11
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It was only a couple weeks ago when I experienced similar/identical symptoms. Bulbs were only a couple moths old, swapping out the Headlamp Relay and the Orange Relay with those from my Viggen did not solve the intermittent lamp failure issue.

Then I looked at the bulbs again.....

The plastic body holding the bulb push-on connections had failed previously. In an unknown act of carelessness, instead of pushing the bulb connector onto one of the bulb stabs, I had wedged the bulb stab between the connector and the remnants of the plastic body.

The fit was tight enough initially that it worked fine for a couple months. Until it didn't.

Careful insertion of the bulb stab into the connector solved the problem.

_______________________________________ Saabs owned: 2008 9-5 Aero Sedan, sold at 227K miles 2006 9-3SC 2.0T - Wife's daily driver 2000 Viggen Convertible - Summer Fun Car 1964 Quantum IV Formula Car - Retirement project 2000 9-5lpt Sedan, sold at 318K miles


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