Date: Wed, 8 May 2002 13:46:51 -0400
From: "KeithG" <noonenopsamhlink.net>
Subject: Re: Illuminated Side Mirror Control Joysticks


Seen the hole, but did not want a light. Actually, I was thinking about another use of the space. Why not a switch for the right and left side like in the 9k. That way, the square hole on the right side could be used for a seat heater thermo switch. Light power can be had from directly from the headlight switch. KeithG "Paul Halliday" <paul.hallidaynopsamin.net> wrote in message news:B8FF16AA.10389%paul.hallidaynopsamin.net... > Hiya, > > I've copied below an e-mail conversation I've been having with a fellow > Saaber. It's regarding the side mirror "joysticks". > > Upon investigation, it appears that these units have a housing for a bulb to > illuminate these controls. Has this actually been done on some Saabs? > Neither of my classic 900s have bulbs ... > > ----------- [PASTE] ---------- > > Hey, you're right :) > > I've never had to investigate these before so I pulled one off to take a > look. Sure enough, there's a space for a bulb. I'm hoping to replace the > dash on my turbo soon (I'm still finding a price I can swallow), so when > it's off I'll have a crack a wiring these up - I reckon I can spur some > power off the Seat Belts warning light and cook up some kind of housing for > the bulb from Maplins (a UK electronics store). > > Since the joysticks are mostly obscured by the steering wheel, Saab probably > didn't bother illuminating them. Mind you, they might be visible at night - > I have found myself setting off the wipers before while trying adjust my > mirrors at night. > > I'll copy this to alt.autos.saab to see if anyone else has tried this. > > Cya, > > Paul > > >From: "chrisnew" <chrisnewnopsamorld.com> > >Reply-To: "chrisnew" <chrisnewnopsamorld.com> > >To: "Paul Halliday" <pjghnopsamail.com> > >Subject: Re: Ambient Temperature Gauge > >Date: Tue, 7 May 2002 23:19:13 -0700 > > > >Sorry-I was referring to the switches for the door mirrors. There seem to be > >holders for bulbs on the back of these, and I wondered why.... > >Chris > >----- Original Message ----- > >From: "Paul Halliday" <pjghnopsamail.com> > >To: <chrisnewnopsamorld.com> > >Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2002 1:35 AM > >Subject: Re: Ambient Temperature Gauge > > > > > > > >From: "chrisnew" <chrisnewnopsamorld.com> > > > >Reply-To: "chrisnew" <chrisnewnopsamorld.com> > > > >To: "Paul Halliday" <pjghnopsamail.com> > > > >Subject: Re: Ambient Temperature Gauge > > > >Date: Fri, 3 May 2002 23:31:32 -0700 > > > > > > > >Seeing the rear mirror switch in your link reminded me that these have > >what > > > >appears to be a holder on the back, perhaps intended for a lamp to > > > >illuminate the direction arrows. Was this ever done, as the arrows are > >not > > > >translucent.....? > > > >Chris > > > > > > ... a holder on the back of the rear-view mirror? > > > All the Saabs I have owned have had a lamp housed behind (infront?) of the > > > rear-view mirror illuminating the dash. > > > > > > Did I misunderstand you? > > > > > > Regards, > > > > > > Paul > >

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