Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2000 17:50:42 +0100
From: Michael Hargreave Mawson <>
Subject: Re: 9000S Electrical problems

In article <Yobt5.3709$>, Keith Grider <> writes >> Central Locking >> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ >> The central locking doesn't. Replacing the blown fuse got the door- >> lights working again, but when I turned the key in the door-lock, I blew >> the fuse. >I had the same problem amd fixed it by replacing the hatch lock motor. Yours >may be a bigger electrical problem. See if this helps. > > >I had to push the fuse to 20 amp to actually find the faulty lock motoor. I >am now back to 10A for the power lock system. Many thanks for this - I have now identified the problem as being a faulty n/s/r door motor. I haven't *solved* the problem, since Saab tell me that a replacement motor would cost me over a hundred pounds, and would have to be ordered from Sweden! Ye Gods! I'll have to see if I can find a 9000 in a breaker's yard somewhere - for the moment I have simply disconnected the motor, which has re-enabled central locking everywhere else, and given me back the interior and door lights. Does anyone know of a generic part that can be used in place of the Saab one? > >> >> Rear Screen Wiper >> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ >> I'm not even sure that I know what button I should press to get this >> going, but when I press the button which operates the washer, all I get >> is wash and no wipe. Help! >> > >Don't have a wiper. Wish I did, though. No ideas here. I thought I'd fixed this yesterday, and it was working fine, but it has just died on me again. :-( I *hate* intermittent faults. > >> Interior Light/Seat Belt Warning Light >> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ >> Not working. Fuse is OK, and so is the bulb in the interior light. >> What do I need to do to fix this? > >No Idea Since all the interior lights are now working, I presume (hope) this is just the bulb behind the Seat Belt Warning sign - I'll be checking this tomorrow. >> >> MPG Display >> ^^^^^^^^^^^ >> This is very dim - particularly on the left. I assume a bulb has gone. >> Is that right? Is this easy to replace? How do I do it? >> > >THis is probably due to one of the light bulbs being burned out. See: > > > Yes it was - problem now solved; thank you again. BTW, the bulb in my sunroof switch is u/s, so I asked Saab how much a new switch would be (the bulb is actually soldered in). Would you believe over forty-five pounds? They're taking the mickey, aren't they? Even Citroen is not this expensive for parts. Does anyone know of a good cheap source of Saab electrical parts in UK? ATB -- Mike "His wish was to become a historian - not to dig out facts and store them in himself... but to understand them, call the dead back to life and let them speak through him to their descendants. She sometimes wondered who would pay for it and who would heed." - from "Harvest of Stars" by Poul Anderson.

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