Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2004 15:19:58 -0800
From: "Dima" <>
Subject: Re: 94 9000: How do I access the relays behind the fuse panel?

Gerry, What did you do to pull the plastic plugs without damaging them? I was not able to remove them intact, had to replace them. -Dima "Gerry Scott" <none> wrote in message news:41c8aae6$0$37377$ > <> wrote in message > >> Problem is, my 9000 doesn't have a glove box-- there's an airbag where >> the glove box normally would be. Alternative thoughts? > > On my 96 9000, which also has an airbag, you have to pull open the plastic > "door" which covers the fuses (this usually has carpet on the bottom part > of > it). > > Once you can see all the fuses, you'll see one or more black plastic plugs > at the top the fuse box moulding, to the left and right of the clip which > holds the fusebox door shut. Pull these out (I've only got one left on my > car, but I guess there should be at least one on each side of the clip). > > Now you can pull the plastic trim, attached "carpet" and fusebox door away > from the fuses. But be careful not to pull downwards, else you'll almost > certainly knock a whole load of fuses out with the edge of the plastic > trim. > Instead pull carefully outwards into the car , making sure the plastic > trim > clears the fuses. > > Now you'll see the exposed fuses sitting on a kind of metal rack fitting. > The relays are located behind the fuses. To get to them, you need to hinge > the metal frame holding the fuses downwards. If I remember, there are a > couple of (torx?) screws above the fuses holding the frame up. Just remove > these and pull the fuse panel down. You should now be able to see and > reach > most of the relays. (The indicator relay is near the back, but you can > reach > in and remove as necessary). > > Sounds complicated, but is quite straightforward - only takes a few > minutes. > Only tools are the torx screwdriver (usually one on the tool holder in the > boot). > > If your flasher/indicator relay is not working, I'd recommend having a > look > at whether there's just a poor solder joint in the relay. Do a google > group > search for "saab 9000 hazard lights final instalment". > > Cheers, > > Gerry > > >

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