Fixing a loose headlamp reflector
A common fault on the 9000 headlamp is that the tie-rod that locates the reflector breaks. On the CS (and later CD), this causes the reflector to drop and the headlamp beam to point at the road immediately in front of the car. On earlier cars, the reflector does not drop but the headlamp beam can be seen to "bounce" up and down when the car drives over a bump and even just with engine vibration.
This part has never been available separately from Saab and up to now the only solution has been to replace the headlamp at substantial cost. New headlamps are very expensive and second-hand headlamps with the tie-rod still intact are becoming increasingly scarce.
Saab9000.com has designed and manufactured a robust steel tie-rod that screws securely onto the headlamp shell to replace the original part with its brittle plastic clip.
30 minutes per headlamp.
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