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Main beam headlight not working for my 2000 saab 9.5

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    We also have a 2000 Saab 9-5 and recently encountered the exact same problem. We had a mechanic look at it to see if it was a bulb or fuse. It turned out to be neither, which wasn't surprising since they both went out at the same time. Then we had a friend look at it who works as an electrician. He said it was probably a relay, so we started Googling and read that a relat problem can cause failure in the headlights. So we took the realy out (under the hood-it's orange) and brought it into an auto parts store. They said it would be about $170. Then we looked on E-Bay and found one for under $30 with shipping!! Once it arrived, it took all of the 2 minutes to fix.

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Check the bulb, then check the fuse, then check the relay, if the above are ok then you are looking at a new switch

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Issue 2 - High beams will disappear. You will have nohighbeams. Be sure to check the headlight bulbs PRIOR to ordering therelay. Remember however that it is possible for both high beams burn out at the same time
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In some cases youwill have to replace the relay to effect a long term cure. The aftermarket replacement can be had at Eeuroparts.com for about $60.00:
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Part Code: 4109070A
Brand: sm_311e0dbd-c670-4bed-a50a-1ba3424ef87d.jpg
Description: Bulb check relay for any 9000 92-98, 900 94-98, 9-3 99-03, 9-5 all.

KAE (Kaehler) made in Germany.
Price: $59.90


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Issue1- Headlamp switch will work backwards: Turn on the switch andtheheadlights go off and turn off the switch and the headlights willgoon.
Issue 2 - High beams will disappear. You will havenohighbeams. Be sure to check the headlight bulbs PRIOR to orderingtherelay. Remember however that it is possible for both high beams burnout at the same time
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Youcan sometimesfix these issues by removing the relay, taking off thecover andresoldering the connections on the relay bottom. To performthis repair, go to my illustrated tutorial at customsaab.com.
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Name: Bulb Check Relay
Part Code: 4109070A
Brand: sm_311e0dbd-c670-4bed-a50a-1ba3424ef87d.jpg
Description: Bulb check relay for any 9000 92-98, 900 94-98, 9-3 99-03, 9-5 all.

KAE (Kaehler) made in Germany.
Price: $59.90

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