Date: Thu, 24 Jun 1999 19:24:33 +0200
From: Robert Brown <>
Subject: Re: electrical system fun...

OK - I posted a reply to a similar problem a couple of weeks ago, which I believe solved it. You may have an earthing problem. The braided battery negative lead should, at the other end, be connected to the engine. You may have enough corrosion there to cause bad grounding. Remove that end, file clean all contact surfaces (cable, engine contact point, and washers), reassemble. Takes about 5 minutes. Tell us how it goes, because if that doesn't fix it, I'd like to know of alternate causes. My Saabs are 1983's and will surely get the same disease soon ;-) Regards, Robert Pete wrote: > Hi, > I have a new problem with my 84 900T. > On Monday the left turn signal starting clicking the relay inside at > twice the normal speed, and not flashing the outside lamps. No big deal, I > figured it was a burned out light bulb causing some weird behaviour. > Last night I put the car into reverse to shut things down, and I notice > that the oil light, the battery light, come on and the tach shut off > dropped to the resting position ). I take it out of reverse - lights go > off, tach pops up, into reverse - lights come on, tach shuts off. > I think I had this problem with my 78 99, but I don't remember every > finding out what the problem was, just that I moved some wires around and > things worked normally later. Has anyone else already seen or solved this > issue? > Thanks, > - Pete

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