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    Reversing Lights on UK version of 9-5 NG Saloon

    Hi
    Can anyone help me with finding information from Saab that confirms that the right hand reverse light lens on my 95 NG Saloon is purely for aesthetics and there is no bulb behind the glass (the left hand bulb is fine.)
    The UK annual vehicle MOT test now says 'one or two may be fitted but all must work', hence my request for something official from Saab.
    Thanks in advance for any help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcarton View Post
    Hi
    Can anyone help me with finding information from Saab that confirms that the right hand reverse light lens on my 95 NG Saloon is purely for aesthetics and there is no bulb behind the glass (the left hand bulb is fine.)
    The UK annual vehicle MOT test now says 'one or two may be fitted but all must work', hence my request for something official from Saab.
    Thanks in advance for any help.
    Only the left one works on mine and on one other NG9-5 I have driven and both passed MOTs last year when the current rules were in place. There is probably no LED in the right light cluster.

    You might find the information in WIS, I'll look later.

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    Thanks Geoff. What is WIS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcarton View Post
    Thanks Geoff. What is WIS?
    Workshop Information System see here http://saabworld.net/showthread.php?t=33310

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    WIS helpfully says that the BCM signals the lights to turn on!

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    I have had my MOT done yesterday on my 2010 NG Saab 9-5 Vector and it passed. No mention of the second reverse light.

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    Thanks again Geoff. Forgive my ignorance on this- cars aren't really my thing -, if I point the MOT centre to the WIS will that be enough for them to see that the right hand reverse light is purely cosmetic and pass the car?

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    I assume that your RH reverse is also purely cosmetic???

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcarton View Post
    Thanks again Geoff. Forgive my ignorance on this- cars aren't really my thing -, if I point the MOT centre to the WIS will that be enough for them to see that the right hand reverse light is purely cosmetic and pass the car?
    I'd just let them get on with it, they will have seen more of them than you have and will also have documentation. I have the functional description document somewhere which may be more helpful, when I eventually find it.

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