You may remember the article I wrote about a year ago about the LED-bar for 2010 on 9-5.
I guess the problem with a burned out LED-bar is something we 9-5 owners will experience once or more times in the lifespan of the car. The part is “NLS”(No Longer Supplied) by Orio, and as I understand they will not produce a replacement in the future.
Why the LED-bar burns out is the question many of us ask ourselves, but I haven’t got a 100% answer to that. In my opinion is it one ting we easy can do to extend the lifespan for the LED-bar; preventing moisture in the LED-bar. What I had done in addition to new gaskets is to place two small dehumidifier bags (about 10x10cm) in the luggage compartment, behind the covers for the tail-lamps. I just attach them to the bodywork with a strip of tape, and since I start doing this I haven’t noticed any moisture in the LED-bar at all.
But if you stand with there with a burned out LED-bar, what to do? The answer is pretty obvious – if you can’t buy a new one, repair your broken unit!
I would like to make a summary of those I know repair the LED-bar, the list is NOT complete so if you know about other – please let me know!
There are also a few dealers that I know that have their own exchange-system, if not I’m sure they will help you to mail in your LED-bar.
- OBD Tuning – Karlstad, Sweden
Mail-in-for-repair http://www.obdtuning.se/sv-SE/reparationer/saab/9-5-6662621 (only Swedish language)
- Logan Diagnostic – Franklin TN, USA
Have a partnership with Orio NA, they also fix 3rd brake light and tail lamps. Mail-in-for-repair.
Logan Diagostic specializes in repair of GM automotive lightning products. http://ledfix.com/ledreplacements.html
- eSaabparts – USA
Sells the “Aaron DIY-kit”. It is just what it sounds like, a DIY-kit for those of you that will fix the LED-bar yourself.
eSaabparts ships only to US, but if you go to the website you will find Aarons contact-info if you scroll to the bottom of the page – and I’ll guess he will ship worldwide. https://www.esaabparts.com/95ng-led-fix/
- Henrik Blom – Sweden
Developing a brand new kit. This kits will be delivered with pre-assembled cards and cables, if you never have soldered before you don’t need to worry about that. Everything is done considering making it as easy as possible, but for those of you that feels unsafe to cut out the old cards there will be possible to send in the LED-bar for repair.
Henrik has also promised a extra function for the LED-bar, more info will come later when the kit is ready to be sold.