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Date: Sun, 08 Jul 2001 03:33:44 GMT
From: Tony <>
Subject: Re: dead battery problem

I know exactly how you feel. I had/have the same problem with my 91 900S; you'll also notice it's worse when it's humid. I discovered the cause of the problem one night when I found the garage light was on at 3 am. when I went down to turn it off I discovered that it's the SAAB. Yes ALL the external lights were on; I mean ALL THE LIGHTS (except the backup lights!). After laborious work I traced the problem to a short in the area around the wires to the light switch (the rotary knob that controls lighting). I did change the switch and the problem almost disappeared (it happened only once after that). That's why I said "had/have" at the beginning of this message. Hope this helps, and if you can pin point the exact cause please let us know. Nilsa and Barry Mabel wrote: > Check the starter and its connections. > > Tio Barry > "dave" <> wrote in message > news:NQv07.825$ > > I have a problem with my 88 900S Saab it has the 16 valve engine and > > automatic. I been having this problem on this car. It has been driving > me > > and my mechanic crazy. I can drive this car for about a week with no > > problems then I jump into it the next day and the battery is dead. The > > mechanic says the alternator is putting out fine and there are no shortage > > or current draws when the key is off. We are baffled. Has anyone had > this > > problem or know a possible way to correct it. Any ideas would be more > than > > welcome. > > 88 Saab 900 S. > > 91 Saab 9000 S. > > > > > > -- > > Dave in Airy Arizona > > > >

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