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Instrument panel's lights out parttially....

SAAB 9-5, 2001

My SAAB's Instrument panel's lights are out partially from yesterday...

What should I do? Can I fix it by myself(DIY)..?

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  • creggjr Jan 23, 2009

    SAME PROBLEM!! LEFT SIDE OF MY INSTRUMENT PANEL HAS TWO LIGHTS SECTIONS ON THE LEFT SIDE THAT ARE DIMM AND I DRIVES ME CRAZY!!!!!!!!!! BESIDES THOSE 2 LIGHTS 1 OF MY HEATED SEAT SWITCH LIGHT IS OUT AND ONE OF THE VENTILATED SWITCH LIGHTS, BOTH DRIVE ME CRAZY!!!!
    2000 SAAB 9-5 GARY FISHER EDITION WAGON
    135K ALL HIGHWAY MILES!! LOVE IT AND I WILL DRIVE IT TO THE GROUND AND BE A SAAB GUY FOR LIFE!!!!


  • ewil1478 May 02, 2009

    All my lights are out behind my instrument panel. Fuses are good. I think it is either the bulbs or wiring. Shift up, defrost, brights lights all work fine.

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The driver speaker cover comes off with Torx and after shining light through windshield, you will see two bulbs on a printed circuit film set apart from each other. You can reach them and twist and pull, clean contacts if bulbs not blown, replacement Sylvania 2721. There is also the reostat/dimmer knob that can be jiggled on dash, lower than the bulbs, each controling each bulb. I am in process of replacing mine with LED lights, which are brighter and come in colors as well. You just have to make sure the LED draws no more than 12 VDC as the alternator output is 14 VDC. Check out superbrightleds.com , there you will look for # 74 bulbs, which is same as 2721...I just came across the site today and thought, although your ????was a while ago, maybe this will give Saab Nation the ability to see at night....LOL
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I have 2001 saab dashboard lights are all light up what is the problem. can i fix this myself

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