Date: Wed, 01 May 2002 15:58:27 +0100
From: Paul Halliday <pjghnopsamail.com>
Subject: Ambient Temperature Gauge


My classic 900 turbo has a set of extra gauges: Ambient temperature Voltmeter Oil pressure The ambient temperature gauge has not worked since I bought the car, so I decided to investgate the problem. There is a power cable that runs down to the front of the car to a temperature sensor unit housed under the front grill. On inspection, that cable had severed at its connection to the temperature sensor unit. I stripped off the end of the cable and used a new open spade-type connector to connect to the sensor. The ambient temperature gauge now works, but only reads about -10 to -5 degrees C, wheras the actual temperature is about 10 to 15 degrees C. I have cleaned off the contacts on the back of the gauge itself and ensured that the cable is intact along its entire length. Is there something more that I should do, or am I more likely to need a new sensor? Is the sensor a fairly generic part, or more a Saab specific part? Where can I get one? Any help would be great. TIA, Paul 1985 900i 16V 1989 900 Turbo -- Please reply to the newsgroup, or to pjghnopsamcom

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