Date: Tue, 07 Nov 2000 03:59:06 GMT
From: Mike Morten <>
Subject: Re: Driver's footwell obstructions in 2000 9-3

in article, bill mitchell at wrote on 11/6/00 1:12 PM: > During a service, the dealer has messed about with the plastic moulding > that forms the lower dash under the steering wheel, and runs forward to > the bulkhead above the pedals. They have miss-fitted it, so it's now > hanging down and interfering with my feet. They're closed now, so I'll > take it back tomorrow. They've always given good service in the past so > I can't imagine there will be any argument. > > My real worry concerns a small electrical connector with exposed wiring > that is also attached to the same moulding, right in line with the toe > of my shoes, and just waiting to be kicked and damaged. I'd never have > noticed it except that I took a closer look to see what was wrong. > > Is that connector meant to be there, or have they messed up something > else? My car is UK spec Right Hand Drive, so it's vaguely possible > it'll be on the passenger side in LHD cars. > > Rapid replies (email or group) would be much appreciated as I'd like to > be sure of my ground when I go back to the dealer first thing in the > morning... > > No worries about the connector, it is for diagnostic purposes. The dealer hooks up the Saab computer and the car tells them what's wrong. There are 2 screws that hold it to the underside of the molding. When the dealer fixes that, the connector should be no problem. I have a 99 9-3 left hand drive and I have huge feet, and to date have not had a problem. MM

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