Removing/replacing/repairing the Saab 9000 headlamp wiper motors
This procedure was carried out on a 1996 Saab 9000 Aero. I expect there will be no differences between this and other CS-bodied 9000s, and probably later CDs with the CS-style front end. This procedure may not apply to pre-'91 hatchbacks or pre-'95 CDs without the CS-style front. The earlier models have a different wiper motor and the mounting details of these and the headlamps are different.
The Saab 9000 is equipped with headlamp wash/wipe. The headlamp wipers on my 1996 9000 Aero had for some time been parking erratically. The final straw came one evening when I switched on the ignition, the windscreen washer pump started running and wouldn't stop until I switched off the ignition. Pulling various fuses isolated the problem to the headlamp wipers (the windscreen washer pump stopped running when the headlamp wiper fuse was removed). I removed both wiper motors to investigate and in the process, found that the right-hand headlamp wiper motor was the culprit.
Once you've fetched the tools, expect to spend 5-10 minutes to remove each
motor. Refitting them should take around the same length of time.
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