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Is the one known for cracking of solder joints on the base. This leads to high beams that won't turn off, or won't turn on, and myriad other things ... I guess including (now) a possible 'no start' voltage drain.
A partial solution: take the relay out once in a while, maybe one a year, during your day of preventative mx stuff, or while the oil's draining on your next change. Heat up a soldering iron, pop the cover off, and reflow the main six prongs going in from the base. You'll see the solder on the joint shimmer / shiver for a split second as it melts back into place. You don't need to add any additional solder.
Kinda similar to making a central locking box stop acting up intermittently.
'73 96 RHD sold after four years in Middle Barton, Oxfordshire, UK
'80 99 bought new, sold after 20 years/192,000mi
'86 9kT picked up at Trollhatten, sold after 12 years/approx 121,000 mi
'87 9kT sold after 9 years/approx 174,000 mi
'97 CSE given to my son after 8 years @ 245k; he sold it at 254k mi
'95 Aero 146,xxx mi sold
'98 CSE 248,xxx mi gave it away
'97 Aero 313,xxx mi my daughter’s school car
'97 CSE 122,xxx mi 'project car' for myself and my daughters to drive
'08 9-5 155,xxx mi my wife's daily driver
and a couple of 'non-Saabs':
'01 Suburban 186,xxx mi
'03 BMW 330 Cic 79,xxx mi
'14 Mercedes E350 82,xxx mi
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