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    Frank
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    Saab 9-3 e-code european bumper strips

    9-3's sold in the USA and Canada have orange lights and reflectors in the front bumper strips. Some 9-3 owners in the USA replace these with the standard black strips available in the rest of the world to give the front a cleaner look. Replacement is easy and only takes a few minutes. I purchase mine from GenuineSaab for $45 + shipping in 2006.

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    Take off the bumper strips using a butter knife or screw driver. Tape of the end to prevent scratching the bumper. Lift it out a little with the screw driver and continue with your fingers. The bumper is made of a softer material and easily dents when using too much force.

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    Take the light socket out of the bumper strip and remove the bulb.

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    Use some tape to keep out moisture and secure the cable and housing with a cable tie to the bumper.

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    Snap in the euro bumper strips and you're done.

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    what about the "side marker failure" indication on SID. how can i get off it ?

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    Must goto a SAAB shop who has a Tech2 and have them programmed off the cars data bus. Figure about 1/2 hour labor cost - or find a guy who'll take care of you for free

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    I think you can leave the bulbs in as well so the SID won't show the message. Perhaps tape them up so there won't be any stray light if any.

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