Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2001 01:51:14 GMT
From: Micah Donahue <mkdonahuenopsamaone.netNOSPAM>
Subject: Re: Dash in Total Darkness???


Another thought if you haven't fixed it yet -- On my last 96 900SE, the dimmer potentiometer for the dash lights went one day. So yes it had to do with the dash light dimmer, but it wasn't as simple as turning it up. Mine was obviously a NG but I assume there's a similar resistance potentiometer behind the OG rotary knobs as well. If so, you might try pulling the dimmer pot and shorting the pot to full brightness to see if the rest of the circuit works. I soldered a wire jumper across mine, which worked fine until I found a replacement. Both bulbs (or their contacts) going bad simultaneously seems unlikely to me, but certainly could happen... Let us know the outcome. -Micah mailto:mkdonahuenopsamaone.netNOSPAM > From: yginaynopsamcomspamthis (Gina) > Organization: AOL http://www.aol.com > Newsgroups: alt.autos.saab > Date: 29 Dec 2001 21:50:35 GMT > Subject: Dash in Total Darkness??? > > Greetings, > I have an '89 900 Turbo Convertible and have encountered the following > problem: > When driving at night, the dashboard and gear indicator lights (manual...I > know, most unfortunate, right?) do not come on. What this basically means is > that I have no clue how fast I am going, which position the gear shift is in, > how much gas is left and so on unless I turn on the interior roof light and > look! The CDplayer/stereo(non stock, Ireplaced and installed it later myself) > light works fine, but the rest of the interior displays are in total darkness! > I have checked the fuses and they are all fine and I'm wondering if anyone has > any ideas as to what else may be causing this failureas I'd like to be able to > fix this myself. Any ideas or comments would be most appreciated and thank you > in advance to any who might be able to shed some light (no pun intended) on > this problem. One other thing I just remembered, the odometer seems to be > sticking also when I reset it after a fill-up. Any ideas here? Thanks and hope > everyone is having a wonderful holiday season! > > Regards, > Gina > > > > To reply, remove "spam this" from address.

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