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How to Fix, Replace & Change the Headlight Switch on a Saab

Updated July 19, 2017

The Saab headlight switch is a relatively easy part of your Saab to service. There are only two major issues that can occur concerning the switch. Either the bulb that illuminates the switch can burn out and need replacing, or the switch itself will cease to do its job properly. Both of these issues can be addressed with a minimal amount of preparation and a few tools at home.

Pull the headlight switch out of the dashboard by firmly gripping it with rubber work gloves while turning it slightly counterclockwise.

Separate the connector block from the inside end of the switch by pulling it firmly.

Grasp the middle of the bulb housing that is in the middle of the inside of the switch with needle-nose pliers, and pull it out of the switch. Replace the bulb with a new bulb.

Return the bulb housing to the inside of the switch. Reconnect the connector block to the inside end of the switch and insert switch into dashboard.

Pull the headlight switch out of the dashboard by firmly gripping it with rubber work gloves while turning it slightly counterclockwise.

Remove the connector block from the old headlight switch by pulling it firmly.

Attach the new headlight switch to the old connector block. Insert new switch into dashboard.

Tip

The connector block can be recognised because it is a different colour from the rest of the headlight switch. The headlight switch should come out with a firm pull. Always test the completed switch when done.

Things You'll Need

  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Rubber-grip work gloves
  • Saab headlight switch bulb replacement
  • Saab headlight switch replacement
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About the Author

Ayub Suleiman has been writing professionally since 2006. His areas of concentration are in private research, health, information and energy. He is a medical student at Jordan University of Science and Technology.