Date: 16 Sep 2003 17:10:23 -0700 From: mikedeskevichnopsamo.com (Mike Deskevich) Subject: Re: Turn the "Shift up" light off?
Brenden Conte <contebnopsam.rpi.edu> wrote in message news:<3F6287FF.3040400nopsam.rpi.edu>... > I own a '99 Saab 9-5 (4cyl manual). I fell in love with in a year ago, > bought it used from the dealership. But like any good love story, > theres always something. In this case, its the "shift up" light. > > Its a two part question, really. > > 1) How does it decide you should "shift up"? I couldn't find anything > on this, and it definately lights up at times that would be inopportune > to shift up (i.e. i lay off the gas a little in a hilly section of NY, > where i drive). The best i can tell is a very simple calculation of RPM > and applied fuel. > > 2) Is there a (free) way to turn this off? Of course, I'd like to not > fork over money to the dealer for something so trivial, but after a > year, its really starting to get on my nerves! > > Thanks, > Brenden 1) you are right, the calculation is just engine speed and throttle position, it's a stupid calculation. 2) i turned mine off (in a '87 saab 900) just by pulling the fuse. in the fuse panel is a fuse labeled 'shift light' or something like that. i just took that out and all is well. mike