Common Problems Your Saab 9-3 Headlight Assembly Will Encounter
Your Saab 9-3 headlight assembly is built to withstand the everyday wear and tear of driving. But overtime, it can get faulty and suffer from the common problems like flickering and dimming headlights or heavily oxidized assemblies. Should you experience these problems, here are ways to help you in doing some troubleshooting:
You may sometimes notice that your headlight assembly flickers on and off while you're driving at night. Keep in mind that a flickering headlight assembly can be dangerous, especially if you're driving on unfamiliar roads. To avoid getting into any trouble because of this, you will need to remove your headlight assembly and check whether the light bulb is loose or busted. Otherwise, you have to inspect for any disconnected wiring that may be the cause of your headlight problem. Also, make sure to cover any exposed wiring with electrical tape to prevent any wire from interrupting the electrical flow. If you follow these simple steps, you can fix your flickering headlight assembly and make your ride less accident prone.
Dimming headlights usually happen at night when you strain your car's electrical system. This means that your headlight assembly doesn't shine as much as they do while your radio, power window, and other electronic devices are running in the background. Normally, this is caused by either a faulty alternator or a weak battery. To effectively fix this problem, you need to diagnose the power flow on your battery or alternator using a voltmeter. If you find that either of two is already worn out, replace it immediately.
Cloudy and dull headlights
Your car headlight assemblies can get yellow, cloudy, and dull over time, giving you low visibility at night. This happens when moisture gets trapped inside your assemblies and form oxidation buildup that slowly blocks the lights the bulbs emit. When your headlight assemblies are heavily oxidized, chances are you will have a difficult time seeing what's ahead. To get rid of this, you must take out your headlight assemblies to remove the water inside. You can clean your assemblies using headlight cleaner, but if the oxidation is already severe, you can choose to replace them instead.