Replacing the bulbs in the Saab 9000 ACC panel
On Saab 9000 models fitted with Automatic Climate Control (ACC), the control panel is illuminated by small bulbs, fitted internally. Eventually, these bulbs can fail, resulting in sections of the panel not being illuminated with the rest of the instrument panel. The bulbs are replaceable by removing and opening the ACC panel.
Saab supply a replacement bulb complete with holder (part number 96 25 575) at a substantial price. As of January 2013, Saab's list price for this part is approximately £12 ($19 US) in the UK. The ACC panel may contain up to four bulbs!
same part is also used on the Saab 900 (1994-1998) in both the ACC
panel and the manual heater control panel, each containing three of
This procedure shows how to replace the bulb while retaining the original holder, providing a much more cost-effective repair.
Around 15 minutes.
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