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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:27 pm 
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Car Model: 1978 99T 3 door, black
I've hurt my right foot - can't run and can't drive - what to do on a grey Saturday morning? Projects...


Raining in Anglesey by David Williams, on Flickr

I tried fitting modern LED lamps to my SAAB 99. The cabin lamp replacements made a big difference and I’m keeping them. But not so for corner and dashboard lamps, in both cases the originals were very much better than the replacements, in part because of how cleverly the SAAB design team had optimised their components to make the most of the incandescent lamp characteristics.

I've written it up here (PDF, 8MB)

Oh, and the Bosch driving lamps are no longer just a cosmetic feature

PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:42 pm 
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Joined: Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:23 pm
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Location: London & Suffolk
Car Model: Saab 99 Turbo
Thanks for sharing that, definitely on my 'to do' list now. :D
Hope foot gets better soon.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:10 pm 
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Location: Aberdeen,UK
Car Model: C900S LPT Vert 1993
Very interesting write up . . . . .thanks for posting. :wink:

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:28 pm 
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Location: Glenrothes, Fife
Car Model: 95, 99, 900, 9000, 93, Sonett
I've fitted quite a few of these to many cars in our fleet, and find them to be equivalent or brighter than filament originals. Wired up side reversing lights to our c900, original filaments were a good addition, but the LED upgrade makes a marked difference.

Funny enough just last weekend I fitted a spare set of these to our 99 running lights, and found them to be much brighter than the filament bulbs.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:39 am 
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Location: West Dorset UK
Car Model: 962T, 900S 'Vert, 9-3SW Aero
Good to see that you've got the driving lamps working, David. Something that I never managed to fix!! A good reason to use the EXTRA switch!

96 2T / c900S Aero Vert / 9-3 Aero TTiD SW.

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