Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2002 14:45:11 -0500
From: "Walt Kienzle" <>
Subject: Re: '93 9000CS - annoying in-dash ACC fan

Wow, lots of questions. 1) It should just push out the front. If you take out the ashtray so that you can reach in and push out the ACC panel, you should have plenty of access to grab it from behind. 2) It usually doesn't actually vibrate, but the fan bearings get worn or gummed up and make the noise you describe. Sometimes just spraying the fan motor with WD-40 solves the problem -- at least for awhile. 3) I think I have seen the part on some mail-order websites, but I can't recall where right now. You might just want to see what the local Radio Shack has in the way of 12 volt motors that fit. Or you could just disconnect the wire to the fan, but then your ACC system won't be able to respond to temperature changes very well. Don't disconnect the other wires to the sensor. The ACC system would find that objectionable. Walt Kienzle 1991 9000T "Joe Radio" <> wrote in message news:alaun4$ik5$ > OK, I can't be only one with this problem! My 1993 9000CS has a tiny fan > in the dashboard (just below the seat warmer switches) that makes an > annoying brrrrrrrrrrrrring sound. I think that this fan is for the ACC > cabin air sampling. Does anyone know: > > 1 - how to remove the thing. I pried off the front cover plate (with the > slots that let the air in). Now what? Does the fan pull out (I can't see > how), or push into the dash for removal (and if so, how do you reach behind > to get the thing out!). > > 2 - why does it vibrate? Is it a problem with the mounting (which I > suspect, because if I jiggle the fan/hold it with a finger I can get it to > stop buzzzzzzzzzing) or the fan? Can it be fixed? > > 3 - If I need a new fan - does anyone know of a cheaper source than my local > Saab dealer? > > Thanks in advance! > > Joe > > >

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