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Replaced a Xenon bulb on my 2004 Saab 9-3, still doesn't work...

I've replaced a Xenon HID bulb on my 2004 Saab 9-3 and it still doesn't work. I didn't think the old bulb looked bad, but I replaced it anyway, thinking I just couldn't tell that it was bad. Now I'm thinking it's a relay, but I don't want to keep buying things until it works and the dealer wanted $280 for just one bulb...where I found it online for $70. Retards!

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Do yourself a great favor clean the inside of the socket and then put a little wd40 on the backside of the bulb then try again also check grounds near the headlights ok

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  2. BMW E38 99-01 HID TYPE 7 Series 1PC Halo Amber Projector Headlights


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  4. Projector Headlight


  5. Halo & L.E.D.


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