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Saab problems very poor headlights put higher grade globes littl difference

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  • Colin Stickland
    Colin Stickland Mar 30, 2014

    the dipped lights shine through a lens in the back of the headlight like a lot of opels who were the parent company ,the lens has gone opaque so only thing to do is to renew the headlights

  • Jerry Koski
    Jerry Koski Mar 31, 2014

    Sand your headlights down with 400 grit wet or dry paper and then use a clear coat spray to make them new again.. I do this all the time and works good..



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The dipped lights shine through a lens in the back of the headlight like a lot of opels who were the parent company ,the lens has gone opaque so only thing to do is to renew the headlights

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