Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2001 22:06:17 +0100
From: "Mal Farrelle" <>
Subject: 89 9000 Turbo - Instrument Lights

I seem to be digging a real hole for myself with my new '89 9000 - I just walked away from it breathing deeply having spent two hours trying to fix a problem, only to introduce another. Any suggestions appreciated . . . My fan temperature selector wasn't working, so I removed the instrument panel. This caused the link rod (connected at one end to the blown air routing control) to fall off. This seems impossible to replace as it fits only when the panel is shoved back in place. I figured a way to overcome this - I removed two instruments (seat heater switch and immobilizer led) to the right of the fan control panel and managed to hold the universal joint at the end of the linkage rod in place, using a bent wire hanger. After an hour or so fiddling I eventually got the panel back in place with the link rod connected properly. Unfortunately, somewhere along the way I lost my dashboard backlights. The computer lights - but very faintly. When I switch the interior courtesy light on the computer display brightens, but still no dash backlight. Switching the headlamps on (with the courtesy light off) neither switches the backlights on or causes the computer display to brighten. Thanks, Mal

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