The most common issue behind the light bulbs burning out rapidly is that the daytime running lights are turned on which means that the bulbs are on during the day as well as during the night. If your car is equipped with daytime running lights then you can have your local Saab dealer turn them of. In many cases you can also simply pull the fuse for daytime running lights and the lights will then only work when the light switch is turned on.
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on the 1999 saab 9-3 if you remove fuse 15 the daytime running lights will be turned off and you can make it so you only have headlights at night.
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If you run your car longer then 80,000 the socket for the bulb will probably break, it is made out of plastic and has proven to not hold up with the heat generated by the bulb. SAAB solution is of course to replace
the complete unit, 100's of dollars. It is a standard H7 socket widely available for about $10 each, try to find a heavy duty one and you will need to have experience with soldering to do the best job also use heat
shrink insulation for the best job
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