Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2001 08:06:29 -0400
From: "Ken Freeman" <>

Clearly there was a source of water, and there are only four possibilities: spillage windshield leakage condensation (frozen or not) coolant leakage from air handling unit If the air ducts are the source of condensation, there's supposed to be a drainage tube or hole that might be clogged. You could check out these suggestions. I'm not really sure how the intrument panel in this car is designed, so coolant leakage to this location might not be possible, for example if the heater core sits lower than the CD player. A really slow start-up could be due to electronics. Some piece parts (electrolytic capacitors) contain viscous materiels that function a lot better once the temperatures come up. They'll be at the -30 C temperature at initial startup, like after sitting all night. I'm a bit surprised at all this, since automotive electronics go through some really stressful testing these days. You could actually have something going bad, that will be completely failed soon. However, it's also possible that the engineers (and managers) thought that a bit of extreme behavior at an extreme temperature was acceptable, considering the cost or delay involved in fixing it. Ken "Mats" <> wrote in message news:acs8stsb4gbu272osqmo1h8uj8qstdfgcvnopsamcom... > If the car is new, you should have a warranty. > > IĄve never heard of a problem of your kind, even if there was a leak > around the windscreen it would hardly make the computer-screen so wet > it would stop working, there shold be a lot of water on the dash also > in that case. > Condense in that amount that it would damage the computer-screen and > make a CD disc wet also sounds odd. > > If itĄs really cold (-25 - -30 deg Celcius) the screen lights up VERY > slowly, but it doenĄt loose charachters or parts of them, and in that > temperature range, there is not condense, just frozen water. > > /Mats > > > On Tue, 9 Oct 2001 10:35:20 +0200, "Bernard De Schepper" > <bernard.descheppernopsame> wrote: > > >On this new Saab 9-3, I found out one cold morning the computer-screen > >showed only broken letters, and the cd I left inside the player came out > >really wet, tough at night all doors/windows were secured. > >The computerscreen since then harly works better. > >Did anyone have that before and found a solution better than paying SAAB for > >a new screen? > >Clouths from belgium, > >Bernard > > >

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