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I have a saab 9.5 griffin 2001, and all rear lighting on the

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I have a saab 9.5 griffin 2001, and all rear lighting on the boot has failed. (fog, reverse and number plate lights. I can find no fuses blown in drivers side fuse panel. My running lights and brakes lights are working.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
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Expert:  Mike replied 3 years ago.
Hello and Welcome -

My name is XXXXX XXXXX Im happy to help / advise...

This is not a fuse issue - it is usually broken / chaffed wiring loom issue -very common with this model - but it happens in different places in the loom so its impossible to say just where ...

I know you mention that you have checked - but it does need further tracing / investigating to find this - the break / damage -because that is the fault. Often its found to be in the boot area - but it can be anywhere on the run in the loom to be perfectly honest with you -- garage mechanics just have to look until they find it - there is no "test" or anything like that Im afraid...

Now - on occasion - IF its not a wiring break - then one or the other lamp units are known to give such troubles - causing failure of the lamps. Check if any bulbs have been replaced recently - often a wrong "type" bulb has been fitted - and this causes a short - shorting them all out. Check the actual connectors / pins for shorting due to being twisted / shorted -at the connector - and at the bulbs.
Also - check for broken "circuit" runs - you get the alloy "runs" that break - you have to follow them through visually..

The first thing would be to use a meter to see if you actually have power to -at the lamp unit.... then you know if you do / or not.. where to be looking..ie, back up the loom if not - or, in the connectors / lamp units if power is there. Working as above you will usually find the issue.
The only other issue would be a computer issue / lamp module - that depends on the exact version you have - but it needs to be checked as above to progress with this.
Dont forget to check the earth connections to at the lamps.

Do let me know if you need anything else at all -

Kind Rgds - MIKE.

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Rgds, MIKE.
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