Date: Thu, 9 May 2002 21:29:24 +0100
From: "Roger Hyde" <>
Subject: Re: 9000 handbrake & electric problems

"huolong" wrote > hello all, > (i'm happy that i found this group :) > > i'm not a mechanic and i know very little about cars, but i repair all that > i can my self... (well, if i had the money, i wouldnt ;) > > ok, i got few problems that i have to solve before i'm allowed to drive my > saab9000 -91: (sorry i don't know much technical names, so i hope you get > what i mean) > > 1. the left rear brake doesn't go on when using handbrake, BUT worx when > using normal brakes... the cable of handbrake IS ok and the mechanic on the > left rear brake IS moved (yes it moves 2 the end)! so it seems it's a > mechanic fault inside the brake; is this possible 2 repair or do i have to > buy the whole(expensive) thing new? > > 2. i changed the left mirror while back and after that the driving lights > work the wrong way :), means when setting lights off, they are actually on > (and other way round)?!?! the mirror has electric moving&heating and they > work... > (yep, gonna test and unplug that mirror next) > > 3. long driving lights wont work, the bulbs are OK, any tips where i could > start to find the fault? (how can i test if a relay is ok?) > > 4. fog light goes only on when driving lights are off (maybe because no.2?) > (btw. is the fog light only on the left side?) > > all bulbs & fuses are ok... > > 1000x thnx for any help > -andre In answer to 1 On the rear of the caliber is a small bolt, behind which is an aduster which you can turn with an allen key. You could try adjusting this inward so the pads nearly touch the disc (or just brush it... I'm never sure which). If that doesnt work its looking like a replacement caliper (unless someone else here knows different). I am sure plenty of people may say 'dont use second hand brake parts' I did and the caliper cost me 10 UKP. If you do go for the second hand option check that the bleed-nipple is free before you part with the cash. In answer to 2 If all yoiu did is replace the mirror, based on what you say it sems unlikely to affect the lights In answer to 3 I suggest that you get a workshop manual of some description (Haynes >?) which should contain wiring diagrams. You can test a relay by applying battery voltage to the coil and checking current flows through the contacts with a meter or circuit tester... often the relay will have a small diagram on the side showing which pins are which, but they are so cheap that you may chose just to buy another and try it. Most of the relays are behind above the glove box, but I am not sure if the driving light relay is here In answer to 4 -I think in the UK some cars rear fog lights only work when on dipped headlights -I am not sure whether you should have two rear fogs... my 92 CS 9000 (the new shape... just) has just one I think although it looks like its hsould have to this is asthetic. I also have a '87 9000 (old shape), but to be honest dont know if that has two lights or not. I can chek if your stuck, but I am sure someone else here can help Cheers Roger

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