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There's this longer tube on the underside of the 9-5 and is there a short vent on the 9-3 in the second photo?

Both are Xenons.

Welcome! :)

I donít think that the headlamps are supposed to be sealed tight.  At least, on the 9-5 there is a 6 inch rubber tube dangling beneath each headlamp.  Itís for ventilation.  The workshop manual is clear that this tube must be left unobstructed, and not bent or trapped, when fitting the headlamp, or parts nearby.  If itís sealed or blocked, the headlamp will mist up.


I donít know the answer, and Iím not near our 9-3 to check if it does the same.  Do you know why the alarm failed before? Was it fixed?  Iím thinking it could have failed because of a faulty boot lock.

The Beds Bucks & Herts Group are holding their November meet this Saturday 13th. Meeting at 10.30 am for a late breakfast/early lunch. Usually staying until early afternoon, or even tea!!

Venue is Jacks Hill Cafe on the A5 at Towcester, Northants. NN12 8ET. This is on the left a few hundred yards north of the A43 roundabout.

All Welcome!

A quick look in the ď9-3 spares boxĒ didnít find it.  I know I took it to Saabfest at Prescott in August, and it didnít sell.  It hasnít got back in the box yet. :(

When I find it Iíll let you know!

I'll go and try to find it!  I don't think it sold.

Perhaps banded steels, painted white, is the way to go!! :)

Were they Wolfrace?

New Saab 9-5 (2010 on) / Re: Which ones to consider?
« on: 18 October 2021, 07:52:58 PM »
It's a width restriction, but there are three in a row, so it's not a traditional width restriction, it's a narrow corridor.  If you don't approach it exactly right, you are likely to be stuck.  If you go in at a slight angle and straighten up to avoid the second pole, you are likely to catch the rear wing on the first pole.

Here's the Goole Streetview of the site.

New Saab 9-5 (2010 on) / Re: Which ones to consider?
« on: 18 October 2021, 01:28:28 PM »
This is why an NG 9-5 is not practical around here. 

This one is between me and the Yellow Box store when I keep all the stuff I never use - and pay far more than it's worth to keep it there... :o   

I have to fold the wing mirrors in in the current 9-5.  It doesn't stop anything, the big stuff just drives through the bus only lane in the middle.

SWMBO has been pinged twice.  First time the PCR came back negative.  The second ping was this morning and the test is booked for 3.30pm.  I have had no symptoms on either occasion. 

I was speaking with a friend of ours who is a leading epidemiologist working in research, and we both had a "flu" which resulted loss of taste and smell, but that was over three years ago.  The hospital said it was "allergic rhinitis", but we have been wondering about it ever since...

The folding mirrors have two 10 pin plugs with more pins livened up. 

There were many options on the mirrors.

Heated, electrically adjusted.
Ditto with memory motor.

Either of the above with folding.

And later cars had the auto-dim option.

Heating is two wires.  Mirror motor has three wires.  Memory mirror has 7 wires.  Folding has more.  And auto-dim has two more.

Check what your car has already. You can see which pins have contacts in them.  Then you need to see if the wires continue from the door module to the door hinge, and from the door hinge to the car systems.  You may also need to get it all married with Tech2.

The plastic on the triangle is a coating.  Once the surface, or edge is breached, the aluminium beneath will corrode.  Filler and paint is one solution.

New Saab 9-5 (2010 on) / Re: Which ones to consider?
« on: 07 October 2021, 04:31:47 PM »

I did look at buying one back when they were fairly young, but the width put me off.  We have several 6'-6" wide width restrictions around here, and the NG9-5 is 6'-11" wide, with the door mirrors out.

New Saab 9-5 (2010 on) / Re: Which ones to consider?
« on: 07 October 2021, 03:25:29 PM »
I bought my last two Saabs from Mark Arnold in Gloucestershire (he's retired now...).  He had been selling Saabs for many years.  He told me that he stopped selling 2.0 petrol NG9-5 because of the timing chain issue.  The V6 is OK though.  There's also a 1.6 petrol turbo, but I've never seen one.

I went down to Swedish Day in Somerset.  The guys down there got fuel with no queues.  Signs on M25 and M3 said no fuel at Beacosfield, Cobham and Winchester services. And no HGV fuel at Fleet.  Same on the way back.  Some garages in the SW were shut, but they may be on Sunday anyway.  Others on the A303 seems to be open with no queues.  I can back up to the M4 and passed Tesco at Newbury, saw there was fuel and no queue, so I went in, had a choice of pumps and filled up.  Only 95 unleaded, no Momentum 99.

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