Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2004 22:46:37 +1000 (EST)
From: Craig's C900 Workshop <>
Subject: Re: [Saab_c900] where is the ignition control unit on my 1983 900S?

On Wed, 13 Oct 2004, chris wrote: > "Craig's C900 Workshop" <> wrote in message > > > > > My 1983 900S should, going on the Bentley manual, be fitted with an > > electronic ignition control unit mounted near the wheel well in the left > > side fender cavity (where it is in my 1985 900i), but it's not there! The > > manufacturing plate on the car says it was actually built in the factory > > in Sep 1982 but it's compliance plate is marked March 1983, if that > > matters. > that the Bentley manual talks > > about... > > If the australian market is like UK market they didn't have electronic > ignition until '84 (except turbos), pull the cap and see if you've got some > points! I did today, and yes it has points. sigh. At least I now know that the Bentley manual is not correct (at least not for non-US markets). > Also 2 types of electronic ignition were fitted, early turbo's had inductive > ignition, later '84 models had the hall effect system. Yes I read about that. It seems that could explain why non-US C900's had conventional points until hall-efect breakerless ignition systems were fitted as my 1985 900i has the hall-efect ignition installed. Now the next, and obvious, question... I'd very much like to get rid of the conventional points ignition system and replace it with hall-effect. I have one of the ignition control modules (later style) which I bought new as a spare for the 900i, and I know someone who has one of the later Bosch distributors with the hall-sensor, etc. instead of points. Apart from the required wiring changes, what else is needed in terms of parts? Are any 3rd-party hall-effect ignition systems available that can be retro-fitted into C900's which didn't have breakerless ignition as a standard fitting? Regards, Craig. -- Craig's Saab Page --> http://nospam/~c900 Sydney, NSW Australia Craig's C900 Workshop -- For all Saab 'Classic' 900 Enthusiasts world-wide! Website --> Email --> Come and explore our site, and check out our web-forums, mailing list, etc.

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