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Date: Sat, 10 May 2003 23:22:01 -0600
From: Rodney Orr <>
Subject: Re: some questions regarding 9000

Hi Emmanuel, I also had to change by reverse light switch when I bought my 1989 9000 last May. It is easy, but a little awkward. If you have an automatic transmission, I can't help you, but on a manual transmission, it is located under the battery, on the end plate ofthe transmission. The Haynes manual's procedure is: Disconnect battery negative cable and position it away from the terminal. Unplug the wiring harness from the reversing light switch at the connector. Unscrew the switch using a wrench (19 mm, I think). Recover any washers that are that may be fitted as they are necessary to ensure the correct clearance when refitting the new switch. (I did not have any washers.) About the mystery switch under the rear fog light switch, if it has numbers on it from zero to 3 it is the headlight beam-length adjuster switch. It was optional equipment -- at least here in Canada. Otherwise it is the dimmer switch for the instrument panel illumination. About the repair manual, I think that only the UK-spec Haynes is available - - that is what I bought. I hope this helps -- and good luck with your new Saab -- they are great automobiles! Rodney On Sat, 10 May 2003 20:46:00 GMT, emmanuel suys <> wrote: > Greetings, > > Just pick-ed up a 1990 Saab 9000 yesterday and went for a couple of > hundred km drive. Great car so far. The model of car I have is a > 9000 FLH, I think 156000 km. > Here are my first series of questions as I don't have an manual > explaining what is what and no service and repair manual either. > -First I need to change the reverse light switch. At least that is > what I was told. How difficult is it. Is it just changing that > switch located under the battery? > -Secondly on the dashboard on the left hand side (Continental drive) > there is a switch or a button with extra written on it. Just located > under the rear fog light switch. What does it do? > -Thirdly what is a recommend service and repair manual?Haynes? Any > other suggestion? > > Thanks beforehand. > > Regards > Emmanuel from Munich > -- Using M2, Opera's revolutionary e-mail client:

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