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Revitalize Your Saab 9-5 with a Smart Blinker Upgrade!

Revamp Your Ride: Upgrade Your Saab 9-5 with a DIY Blinker Hack!

Featured: A sleek 1999 Saab 9-5 showcasing its new DIY '3 Blink Modification', merging classic elegance with modern tech.

Are you an owner of a vintage 1999 Saab 9-5, admiring the modern touches in newer cars? Well, it’s time to bring a slice of that innovation to your beloved ride! Dive into the world of DIY car upgrades with the fascinating “3 Blink Modification” project, pioneered by the ingenious electronics enthusiast known as “Saabman.”

The heart of this modification lies in the Saab’s DICE (Dashboard Integrated Central Electronics) module. This essential component controls various accessories, including lighting and wipers. Saabman’s stroke of genius was integrating an Arduino Pro Micro into this system, specifically targeting the 74HC151 multiplexer chip. This clever addition reads the state of the turn signal levers, allowing for a quick tap to trigger three consecutive blinks – a nifty feature often seen in newer models.

Installation of the Pro Micro in the Saab 9-5 DICE Module: The microcontroller board is securely attached atop the multiplexer using double-sided tape, simplifying the process with direct connections for power and signals.
Installation of the Pro Micro in the Saab 9-5 DICE Module: The microcontroller board is securely attached atop the multiplexer using double-sided tape, simplifying the process with direct connections for power and signals.

What’s impressive is the simplicity and elegance of this upgrade. The Arduino Pro Micro, adhesively mounted on the multiplexer, works seamlessly. When you flick the turn signal, it momentarily switches the pin to an output mode, simulating a sustained turn signal for three seconds. This modification not only enhances functionality but does so without altering the classic aesthetics of your Saab 9-5.

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For the DIY enthusiast and the Saab aficionado, this project is a must-try. It’s a testament to how a small change can make a significant difference, bringing a modern touch to a timeless classic. For detailed instructions and more insights into this modification, visit the project’s page at Hackaday.io.

Embrace this ingenious blend of old and new, and give your Saab 9-5 a feature upgrade that’s both practical and stylish!

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Konstantin Jokić
an automotive journalist and dedicated Saab enthusiast hailing from Novi Sad, Serbia, is a valuable contributor to SaabPlanet.com. With a wealth of experience in the automotive industry and a strong affinity for Saab cars, Konstantin brings a unique perspective to the blog's content. His in-depth knowledge, engaging writing style, and passion for Saab automobiles enrich the platform, catering to both local and global Saab enthusiasts. Through his articles and insights, Konstantin strengthens the sense of community among Saab lovers and helps elevate SaabPlanet.com as a trusted source for Saab-related information.

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