Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2006 06:48:27 GMT
From: Michael Halliwell <>
Subject: Re: trouble with directional (turn signal)

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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