Date: 16 Feb 2006 17:11:50 -0800
From: "slycheese" <>
Subject: Re: trouble with directional (turn signal)

Thanks, I will check that out. One new discovery today: If the headlights are off the directionals work fine on both sides. If the headlights are on the problem is as described below. mark Michael Halliwell wrote: > slycheese wrote: > > Hi, > > > > I have a '91 Saab 900 and the directional is giving me some trouble. > > The right directional works fine. The left doesn't work at all. > > > > The hazards also don't work properly. The hazards cause the dash arrow > > lights to light up solid. Likewise, all the lights on the outside of > > the car light solid. When the hazards are off and the directional is > > off the left arrow on the dash is lit solid and all of the lights on > > the left side of the car light solid. When I turn on the left turn > > signal nothing changes. When I turn on the right turn signal the left > > side remains illuminated and the right side behaves properly (flashing > > and clicking). > > > > According to my Bentley manual the fact that the right signal works > > properly means that the flashing relay is good. They suggest a broken > > or improper light bulb will cause the system to behave funny. But I > > haven't changed any of the light bulbs in years (so they all should be > > correct) and they all seem to light up. > > > > I'm sure the lit arrow on the dash is trying to tell me something but > > can't find any indication of what it means in the car's manual. Any > > suggestions are appreciated. > > > > Thanks, > > mark > > > > Hey Mark, > > Check the bulbs on that side of the car....they may be the right ones, > but if one of the filaments in the bulbs has broken and is touching part > of the other, you'll get a short across that circuit that can cause the > lights to stay on. > > You'll likely find that you have a bulb that needs replacing. > > Michael H

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