Date: Sat, 17 Oct 1998 17:04:58 +1000
From: Allan McLernon <>
Subject: Re: Electricity proplem SAAB 900 1989

G'Day from down under When starting your engine the alternator needs some sort of excitation to initially energize the field and begin the current generating process. This is provided through your alternator warning light. With my Saab the instrument panel was damaged from age and therefor the alternator was not getting its initial charge. My Saab would die when I came to a stop and whilst I was driving it had similar affects to what you stated. I solved this by hard wiring from the supply side of the warning light straight to the alternator D+. I don't know if this is the professional way of fixing this problem but it has so far worked for me. Anders Janson wrote: > hello! > > Sometimes when I drive my car, a SAAB 900 Turbo 1989, the radio and the > light in the instrumentpanel stops working. The windscreenwipers start to > move more slowly and the idling starts to varying. But after a while > everthing start to work properly again. This annoyes me very much. > > Can someone help me with an idea what the problem is. > > Hopful > Anders Janson >

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