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Date: Mon, 05 Jan 1998 08:48:16 GMT
From: dcranenopsamnet (Doug Crane)
Subject: Re: AC on 1980 900


On 2 Jan 1998 16:02:18 GMT, "Trevor Pearson (fmr. T-Man)" <tapearsonopsamana.edu> wrote: >The card for operating the AC on my 900 says that there should be a >pushbutton on the control panel, but there is no button there. The temp >dial does have a blue area at the bottom that doesn't seem to be in the >picture in the manual. Is this the engage for the AC? The manual seems to >indicate that AC is standard equipment. Is this true? > >Thanks, > >Trevor > > The temp control is the same in any Saab 900 whether it has A/C or not. If your 1980 does have A/C chances are remote that it's going to work. The 79-80 cars used Delco units that weren't real wonderful. Things were compounded by where it was mounted: near the bottom of the chassis. As a consequence it would pick up road dirt, snow, ice or you name it. It can be fixed for a price. But how long will it work? Not very long. One of the Saab mechanics at a dealer in Denver would warrant it until the customer left the lot. Yes that's an exaggeration. But not by much! I don't believe that the early 900's had a separate button for the A/C. That came about in 1981 when the A/C supplier changed. 1981 and newer Saabs used a Sanyo unit mounted on top of the engine. A far better unit and much better location. Both my 1985 and 1986 900's A/C still work great with the original R-12 refrigerant. ___________________ Doug Crane Volunteer Jazz DJ KUVO Denver 89.3 FM dcranenopsamnet

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