Date: 23 Sep 2001 04:10:45 GMT From: johnra1975nopsamcom (johnra1975) Subject: Re: Dash lights are always on - what is broken?
>> The 1987 900 series the instrument cluster lights are contolled by the >> ignition switch [At least in the USA]. IMHO, don't waste your time on >this. >> If you want, turn the pot on the instrument cluster at the same time that >you >> turn your lights on and off, but don't start messing with the wiring of >the >> system over something petty as that.. Done, fixed, over, good... >> >I dont think it is an entirelly petty issue, being fooled into thinking your >lights are on, when they are not, is not petty at all! (NOT done fixed etc, >fell free to add comments) > > Know your machine, man. If you know your hardware, you're not being "fooled". It is a SAAB... you know - the poeple that put the ignition on the floor with a manual gearbox interlock, a clamshell hood, logitudinally mounted engine with the output shaft in the front, while stacked on top of the gearbox. In short, the engineering of the classic 900's and 99's is unlike any other car in the world. Everything is done, for a relatively good reason - appreciate it. Also, the headlamps are tied to the ignition switch. So, one could leave the lights in the on position at all times, and not have to worry about things. [Statistically speaking, you are safer in the daytime with your lights on.] When you're done driving your pony, turn the ignition off, and your lights will be off also. You'll never have to worry about the lights being off again. So, again, your concern was rather petty. One more try eh? Done? Fixed? Over? Good! John Rausch Direct hate mail to: johnranopsampot.phys.uwosh.edu 86 900S 87 900S 88 900 SPG 92 900 TC