Date: Thu, 9 Dec 1999 11:30:25 +1100
From: "Gerard" <>
Subject: Re: 1988 900 Speedo Problem

I had the speedo start playing up in my 1990 900 Aero (SPG in the US). After being quoted AU$250 for a second hand unit, the service guys I go to regularly recommended I find a VDO gauge specialist (they are the guys who manufacture the instruments for SAAB). Anyhow, I found one in Brookvale (Sydney, Australia) and they repaired my speedo same day for AU$60. A tip however, I took the whole instrument panel out and intended to drive around for the day without it and promptly got a flat battery. You need to take the speedo out and replace the rest of the panel if you want to drive, as the alternator will not charge the battery if the battery light on the dash board is not connected. Regards, Gerard 1974 99 Combi Coupe (sold) 1983 900 Gli (deceased) 1985 900 T (deceased) 1985 900 Aero SPG (sold) 1990 900 Aero SPG still lovin' it... Chris Ault <> wrote in message > Sorry, don't have technical information, just a memory from my '78 99. > > On very cold days the speedo needle would take several minutes being stuck > at very low speeds, even while I was on the highway. Buzzing along at 80, > the speedometer would indicate about 20 for maybe 15 minutes, but would > gradually work its way up, as the whole dash warmed up. > > Eventually the correct speed would be displayed, but if I had to stop for a > red light, the needle would stay up at 80. While stopped. Kind of funny at > the time. > > Thanks for the memory of a dearly departed friend and its little niggly > problems that made life so colourful. ;) > > -chris

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