Lighting Board needed- urgently

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Thread: Lighting Board needed- urgently

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    Unhappy Lighting Board needed- urgently

    Was driving along on Sunday in my 2006 9-3 1.9 TDi when my SID display went mental. It informed me that ALL of the Rear Right-side lights had failed (tail light, indicator, brake light, reverse light...the lot).
    Took it to local (very trusted) garage who said it needs a new Lighting Board but that they could not source one. He said he would keep looking but advised me to do the same. I have absolutely no idea about this part.
    What I was told to look for:


    Lighting Board with approx 9 inches of cable for the wiring harness. The board has prongs sticking out that go in the back of the lamps. Does this make sense?

    My initial searches have proved fruitless.

    Any ideas on where I might get one?

    Also, am I legal driving the car in this condition? I have used hand-signals to turn Right, left side and high-level brake lights are working.

    Any advice appreciated!

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    Re: Lighting Board needed- urgently

    Rear clusters have been knkown to corrode and short out, if it is the back of teh lamp housing a scrapyard is the sensible place to start looking, if that is not what you're looking for, can you see if there is a part number stamped on the component?

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    Re: Lighting Board needed- urgently

    Thanks for the reply Kev. I will start trawling scrapyards but will have to wait until the weekend. I'm concerned about the legality of driving the car in that condition. I was hoping to find a part at a used Saab parts dealer (e.g.. Neo Brothers) and ordering it so I can get it sorted ASAP. Apparently this is a common Saab fault. I'm still not entirely confident what it is I'm looking for...

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    Re: Lighting Board needed- urgently

    Curiously, I am finding what I THINK is the correct part... but only for the LEFT/nearside. There is not a single mention/picture anywhere of a right-side/offside rear unit. This is called the Rear Outer Bulb Holder. Is that what I am looking for, do you think?
    Saab Bulb Holder.jpg

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    Re: Lighting Board needed- urgently

    Think this one might be what you need? It is the drivers side....... or the complete set?

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    Re: Lighting Board needed- urgently

    Quote Originally Posted by cjapeterborough View Post
    Think this one might be what you need? It is the drivers side....... or the complete set?
    it's only the boards which the bulbs plug into,not the lamp units..Right hand side board http://www.partsforsaabs.com/product...oducts_id=4744... Have you even looked at the board and connector yet,in some cases it's just the connector that needs changing and not the holder.
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    Re: Lighting Board needed- urgently

    Quote Originally Posted by aerojon View Post
    it's only the boards which the bulbs plug into,not the lamp units..Right hand side board http://www.partsforsaabs.com/product...oducts_id=4744... Have you even looked at the board and connector yet,in some cases it's just the connector that needs changing and not the holder.

    Yes I was well aware of what the op was looking for.....the point being the two lamp clusters in question have all the parts needed and at a price lower than the single difficult to find part he linked to. ie £20 for the outer half and £40 for the complete set.......

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    Re: Lighting Board needed- urgently

    Many thanks for the advice/links (to all above). I have gathered pics and info from your various links and will take them into the garage tomorrow to see which it is.

    Cheers for your help!
    John

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