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Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2004 19:53:02 -0600
From: "Rod Hogg" <rodhoggnospamnet>
Subject: Re: rocker switch near gear shift 1985 900s

I am still getting familiar with this car. it appears that the switch is just shot. light stays on no matter what. but when you switch it the light flickers. I am getting quite a few positive comments about this car. I don't know history of car. I know that it spent time in Florida. I can't believe mileage is correct 141k miles on it. the body appears to be in good order. paint is faded (color silver) but it looks like it has not been in any wrecks. I guess the state of Florida may be kinder to automobiles then the state of Nebraska. (we put salt on roads here) hopefully this post works correct. am new to newsgroups. thanks rod "hippo" <> wrote in message > Rod Hogg wrote: > >> Hello I just bought a 1985 saab 900s 5 speed. I have no owners manuel. > > can >> anybody tell me what the rocker switch right by the gear shift is? > Also > if >> you know how many gallons of gas the fuel tank holds? gas gauge does > not >> work. >> >> >> Thanks >> Rod >> >> >> > > <<The gas tank hold 16 gallons. The fuel gauge sensor unit is easily > replaced through the trunk/hatch area floor. I believe the rocker switch > by the shifter is for the the overhead light.>> > > Yes, it's an interior light switch (until it decides not to work anymore - > occasionally due to a slipped cable or dirt inside, but sometimes seems to > be just old age!) > > Clean all the terminals and connectors on top of the sender unit before > you remove it. Sometimes it's all that's needed. > > If you're keeping it, *do* get a manual asap and perform regular changes > with a reputable oil. Enjoy it. Cheers > > You should be aware this car has the parking brake on the FRONT wheels. > It is really hard to do hand brake turns with this car. If your car > is a US model, it uses the standard head lights - inexpensive to replace > and Cibie has replacement H4 lights. > > Just curious, where did you buy this car? > > >

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