Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2000 18:10:36 GMT
From: "Keith Grider" <>
Subject: Re: 9000S Electrical problems

Mike, Glad you found it. I think the motors are all the same for the 900 and 9000, it is just the integral actuator rod which differs. I got a trunk motor and, with surgery on the new motor, put my actuator rod for a hatch into the one for the trunk. I do not suggest doing this, but finding a direct replacement from a salvage yard is best for your pound sterling. Also, you might check the standard parts suppliers on the web. Even though it is not listed, they may have a replacement available. Good luck Keith Grider "Michael Hargreave Mawson" <> wrote in message > In article <Yobt5.3709$>, Keith Grider > <> writes > > >> Central Locking > >> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ > >> The central locking doesn't. Replacing the blown fuse got the door- > >> lights working again, but when I turned the key in the door-lock, I blew > >> the fuse. > > >I had the same problem amd fixed it by replacing the hatch lock motor. Yours > >may be a bigger electrical problem. See if this helps. > > > > > >I had to push the fuse to 20 amp to actually find the faulty lock motoor. I > >am now back to 10A for the power lock system. > > Many thanks for this - I have now identified the problem as being a > faulty n/s/r door motor. I haven't *solved* the problem, since Saab > tell me that a replacement motor would cost me over a hundred pounds, > and would have to be ordered from Sweden! Ye Gods! I'll have to see > if I can find a 9000 in a breaker's yard somewhere - for the moment I > have simply disconnected the motor, which has re-enabled central locking > everywhere else, and given me back the interior and door lights. > > Does anyone know of a generic part that can be used in place of the Saab > one? > > > >> > >> Rear Screen Wiper > >> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ > >> I'm not even sure that I know what button I should press to get this > >> going, but when I press the button which operates the washer, all I get > >> is wash and no wipe. Help! > >> > > > >Don't have a wiper. Wish I did, though. No ideas here. > > I thought I'd fixed this yesterday, and it was working fine, but it has > just died on me again. :-( I *hate* intermittent faults. > > > >> Interior Light/Seat Belt Warning Light > >> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ > >> Not working. Fuse is OK, and so is the bulb in the interior light. > >> What do I need to do to fix this? > > > >No Idea > > Since all the interior lights are now working, I presume (hope) this is > just the bulb behind the Seat Belt Warning sign - I'll be checking this > tomorrow. > >> > >> MPG Display > >> ^^^^^^^^^^^ > >> This is very dim - particularly on the left. I assume a bulb has gone. > >> Is that right? Is this easy to replace? How do I do it? > >> > > > >THis is probably due to one of the light bulbs being burned out. See: > > > > > > > Yes it was - problem now solved; thank you again. > > BTW, the bulb in my sunroof switch is u/s, so I asked Saab how much a > new switch would be (the bulb is actually soldered in). Would you > believe over forty-five pounds? They're taking the mickey, aren't > they? Even Citroen is not this expensive for parts. > > Does anyone know of a good cheap source of Saab electrical parts in UK? > > ATB > -- > Mike > > "His wish was to become a historian - not to dig out facts and store > them in himself... but to understand them, call the dead back to life > and let them speak through him to their descendants. She sometimes > wondered who would pay for it and who would heed." > - from "Harvest of Stars" by Poul Anderson.

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