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Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2005 06:34:36 GMT
From: Malcolm William Mason <mwm1(spam)nospamedu>
Subject: Re: Re: Speedometer Lighting


On Sun, 04 Sep 2005 15:08:10 +0100, Colin Stamp <col.dustbinnospamp.plus.com> wrote: >>Auto Saab 2000 9-5 Aero >> >> Recently, in the middle of a 600 plus mile trip, I lost the light >>behind the upper right quadrant of the speedometer display. >> >>Probably one lamp gone. >> >>Does any one know what the lamp identity is and, more importantly, what >>is the easiest, or best way to get at the lamp to replace it? >> >>This is probably the worst lamp to lose in the speedo indication because >>this is where most highway driving speed is shown >> >>Thanks to all in advance. >> >>Again, my apologies for repetition. >> >>Malcolm Mason > >It's not good news if the 9-5 is anything like my 2001 9-3 I'm afraid. > >You have to take out the whole instrument panel including the radio, >the SID, and all the switches. To do that also requires the removal of >the steering-column stalk-switches. > >It's probably not as bad-a-job as it sounds, but it's still an awful >lot of dismantling for a poxy bulb :o( > >Cheers, > >Colin. With great apologies to Colin who has able to provide great assistance over the years, I am still bewildered that it will take about four hours of mechanics time to replace one bulb to illuminated the speedo. It almost feels like this would be grounds for a legal action....Please note... I am in America now and adopting the characteristic litigious mind set. seriously ... Is there no simple way to replace this solitary lamp? Malcolm

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