Date: Mon, 08 Mar 1999 18:09:42 -0800
From: geckonia <anopsamm>
Subject: Re: Shift-Up Results

YIPPPPEEE! I feel like I won a contest! And I don't mind being called tacky at all! I have considered placing some more tape over the blue high beam indicator light too....I think I will! -geckonia Gecko Graphics Grateful Dead Art, Design and Photography Nikon CoolPix 900s Digital Gallery NR & MA Clark wrote: > Thanks to all for the assistance and insights reguarding disabling the > shift-up (correct spelling this time) light on our new 1999 9-3. Here > is what we ended up with - > > 1. Pull the fuse. > Good thought. Like this idea best. Unfortunately, the 1999 does not > have a marked fuse for the light. Not in the fuse holder on the left > end of the dash, not in the fuse holder in the engine compartment. > > 2. Remove the bulb. > Another good idea. After not finding a fuse, this seemed to be the > next best cure. Unfortunately, the drivers side speaker uses a hole > in the dash of about 3", much too small for my or my wifes hand, to > fit through. Even removing the drivers side lower dash panel didn't > allow access to the back of the instrument panel. > > 3. 5th gear selector switch. > Okay idea. Without and complete wiring diagram available, this > becomes a complicated task. Besides, this is a brand new car and a > modification such as disabling this switch without the diagram could > get real complicated. This idea will probably be revisited as time > and distance permit. > > 4. Black tape cover. > This is the least desirable solution. Again, a brand new car, all > brand new car smells, bright and shiny, tight, quite, pure joy, and > place a piece of black electrical tape on the dash panel? Tacky at > best. But it works! Only a small area of reflection is detectable > from the drivers position. > > Conclusion: KISS - Keep It Simple, Stupid. One well sized and > properly placed piece of black electical tape did the trick. > > We really love this car. In the first week of ownership, we've put > 600+ miles on it. As soon as it get's it's 1000 mile service, we will > be able to exceed the 4K rev limit (a bit, anyway!). It's used about > a pint of it's break in oil and we've found nothing wrong so far. > Well, I did find that the dealer inflated 1 tire to the proper 32 psi, > and 3 to 40 psi, but so what? We love the car. > > Thanks again to all.

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