Date: 14 Jan 1998 04:59:22 GMT
From: (amando pena)
Subject: Re: Rear window defroster

In article <>, wrote: > amando pena wrote: > > > My father's 85 900 has the exact same problem with the rear defroster not > > staying on. Does anyone else who's experienced this problem know if the > > solution mentioned below solves this problem. > > In the previous case, the defroster wouldn't work unless the dash button > was held in. Is this your father's problem, too, or does his defroster > work for a few minutes before shutting itself off? The latter case is > one of normal operation. I don't know how long Saabs have been this > way, but the defrosters do shut off after about 9 minutes or 11 minutes > or something (it's an odd number of minutes, in any case). This is to > prevent the rear windscreen from getting too hot if someone engages the > defroster and just forgets about it. > > Roxi The defroster in my father's Saab doesn't work unless the dash button is manually held in. Thus, the defroster won't stay on for the amount of time it should stay on before automatically shutting off. amando

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