Date: Sun, 20 Sep 1998 11:49:06 +0200
From: "Edmund Blackadder" <>
Subject: Re: electrical gremlins...?

BKnetzger skrev i meddelandet <>... > >My '97 9000 CSE is acting very strange: the original battery won't hold a >charge, the Cruise control indicator resets itself to "on", and the headlights >stay on after shutting down. It's drivable with a jump start, and the dash >electrical shows 13.8 to 14 volts when running. Is this normal for a bad >battery, or is there someting else wrong? > >Bob K- 13,8 -14 volts are the volts given by the generator. You have to turn off the engine to messure the batteryvoltage. Are you sure that you donīt have any electicity consumer on at all times? My father (9000 -92) had this problem, that every morning the battery was dead. I took an amperemeter and messured by pulling a fuse a time out and messure in the fusebox. I found out that the carmounted phone was using power even when the phone wasnīt on (=24hours/day). After I mounted a switch to the phone, the problem dissapered. /Fredrik SAAB 96 V4 -75

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