Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2004 11:33:12 +0100
From: MeatballTurbo <>
Subject: Re: FIXED:  Direction Indicator Problem

In article <>, says... > in article, Paul Halliday at > wrote on 26/04/2004 19:09: > > > in article c6hcmq$c3k64$, Grunff at > > wrote on 25/04/2004 23:05: > > > >> Paul Halliday wrote: > >> > >>> The bulb is not broken, hence I started to measure things with my multimeter > >>> on the left side and then the right for comparison. I get the same kind of > >>> readings, just the LHS is faster. I'll try a bulb swap tomorrow and inspect > >>> all the other bulbs. Are you saying that a bulb other than the repeater can > >>> cause this problem? > >> > >> Yes, any of the indicator bulbs can cause this problem. If you check the > >> bulbs and they're all ok, then it's time to start looking for a bad > >> earth. But my money's on a bulb being the wrong wattage (or blown). > > > > Duh! Yup, the back is out. I had a quick look this morning, but have not yet > > got around to investigating whether it is a bulb or bad ground. > > Right ... At work, because lights are always a two man job :), I had my mate > shout "yay" or "nay" to brake lights, fog lights, driving lights and > indicators. The indicator was still broken and I'd left it on to take a look > for myself. I opened the boot to get my torx screwdriver and ... You guessed > it ... The damn thing started flashing and has done ever since! > > SAAB, eh? :) > > Thanks all, > > Paul > > sounds like my reverse lights. Changed the bulbs. No joy. Picked up a switch at the scrappy, put it in. No joy, maybe replacement switch dud too. Tried old switch with a bulb. Worked ok, bugger. Tried new switch, worked OK, double bugger. Fitted new switch again. 1 side worked. Yay. checked all the wiring an earths on both sides, both appear to be intact. Bugger. Gave everything a clean. Still one side works, bugger. Put it all back together and leave it as one side now works. Next day, backing into work still a bit dull in the morning. notice reflection of both sides working. Yay, Saab appreciated the TLC and stopped being grumpy, and did as it was told. -- The poster formerly known as Skodapilot.

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