Date: Sat, 08 Apr 2000 19:00:51 GMT
From: Heikki Mastokangas <heikki.mastokangasnopsam.fi>
Subject: SAAB 900C '89 Dashboard disassembling and wipers..


Hello, I have Saab 900C ('89) and I am looking for information how to disassemble, open dashboard. There are several things I need to do with wiring inside the dashboard but I am not sure how to open it correctly and frankly, there seems not to be "enough screws" where to open it. I need to do some wiring job for the new cd-radio player and check if the relay for windshield wipers is somehow damaged. The relay according to the sound seems to be located somewhere around drivers left knee, inside the dashboard under the steering wheel axle. In order to get there it seems that I somehow need to lift or pull out the dashboard first, but how? One day the windshield wipers were stuck because of ice, which I didn't notice and when I turned them on there was this noise from "somewhere". After that the slowest mode doesnt work as slow mode, but moves the wipers constantly. Also when I turn off the wipe during wiping they stop somewhere around the windshield not returning to their right place near the edge of windshield. This happens also when I use wash, washing is done as it is normally done but when finished, wipers are left on the windshield hanging around the field of vision. This is irritating during drive because I need manually to fix the position of the wipers away from the field of vision, kind a like wait for the wipers to be at the right place and then instantly turning them off. Somebody already suggested that this problmem could be related to the aged wipers motor that also has some sort of mechanism to snoop where the wipers are located on the winshield. Strange thing is that the slow, delayed mode actually works sometimes but it still doesn't return the wipers to their original place. That also could indicate that something is not damaged badly, but something is loose or "dirty" connection. Any information related to my problem? Thanks in advance, H. Mastokangas

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