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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:20 am 
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Finally got round to fixing distributor oil leak - front of the engine and heat shield a real mess! - changed external O ring only and seems to be OK. Managed to source correctly sized part no.111905261 from justkampers tel 01256 976195.Parts dept at local Audi/VW dealer helpfully suggested them as part no longer available. Timing marks on flywheel virtually unreadable was the only issue!

Anybody fitted daytime running lights - as most cars seem to have them now .Would rather not use headlights. There is a connector unused in both wings with a white and black feed - could that be used?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:48 am 
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I'm not 100% sure but I think that all you need to do is fit a fuse in position 4 in the fuse box.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:25 pm 
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thedoc wrote:
Anybody fitted daytime running lights - as most cars seem to have them now .Would rather not use headlights. There is a connector unused in both wings with a white and black feed - could that be used?

Saabs have all had day-running lights fitted from at least the days of the 99 up to the 9000. Probably later models too but I'm not sure.
On the 99 and 90, there were 21/5W bulbs in the front corner lamps (like the ones in the stop/tail lamps). Sidelights were the 5W filaments and day-running lights were the 21W filaments. On the 9000 the day-running lamps are the headlamps. I'm not sure on the later C900 but I expect that uses the headlamps too. As Andy says, it is a matter of fitting the DRL fuse in the fuse-box. According to the 1993 handbook it is fuse 4. The 1989 handbook describes the function of that fuse as "Dim/dip lights". The 1993 handbook calls them "Day driving lights".

If you prefer not to use the headlamps then I would try to install something in the front corner lamps. Separate lamps would look awful, as would (probably) LEDs. My own opinion, of course.

I haven't checked but the unused connector you refer to is probably for the reversing lamps fitted on the front of US models. See here:
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Even V4s had them, I think from MY77 onward. I would always disable them, and discourage anyone to fit DRLs to cars that don't already have them. I'm a firm advocate of stopping the lights arms race that comes at the expense of the safety of pedestrians and cyclists, who are naturally less visible than cars and lorries anyway.

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P.S. We keep the distributor O-rings in stock. :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:43 pm 
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I'm a firm advocate of stopping the lights arms race that comes at the expense of the safety of pedestrians and cyclists, who are naturally less visible than cars and lorries anyway.

+1 Drives me nuts.... :wall:


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