The Lightbar is a design feature of the Saab 9-5. The Saab 9-4x had them as well and the successor to the 9-3 would have got them as well. The Lightbar would have become a trademark in all new Saabs. The Swedes took up the classic design language of the 9000 CS, which was coined by Björn Enval.
The lightbar is without question an eye catcher. But unfortunately it is not particularly robust. Over the years it is affected by environmental influences until it ultimately fails. Saab might have got the problem under control in the course of production through model updates. This was omitted for known reasons, and Saab 9-5 drivers have to live with what the 2011 series was like.
There are no new parts as replacements - at least not at the moment. At Orio, our supplier for original Saab spare parts, the Lightbar has been sold out for months. After all, the situation is not entirely hopeless; the ordering system reveals the planned post-production.
A 9-5 NG without a functioning lightbar - that is not possible and makes you unhappy. Help is available - repair is a cheap alternative to the new part. The Saab dealership Lafrentz offers a repair service for defective parts.
No exchange service according to the motto old against new; the lightbar must be sent to Kiel for a cost estimate. Unfortunately, not every defective part is repairable, so Lightbars with cracks or crashes can not be permanently put into a functional condition.
The repair of the Lightbar takes several days and is cheaper than the exchange for a new part. For the post-production will be based on our information on the previous prices.