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95 saab 900 turb0 gauge cluster works intermetanly

Problem just started instrument cluster sometimes works sometimes doesnt.All of a sudden the whole instument cluster would stop working no dash lights or gauges would work and say about ten min while driving all goes back on and cluster works fine again and again all would go off after a few min does this sound like a bad connection or a bad ground somewhere,any help would be greatly appreciated thanks much,,,,,,,,......................

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  • leverano2345 Mar 29, 2009

    1995 Saab 900S car has 103,000 miles.  I once had the instrument lights go out and the whole car stalled out too.  Then would not start.  Had it towed, and then tried it the next day and it started.  It's still running too.  But the instrument cluster is going dark, but it still lights up the warning lights, just not the others.  I HOPE it's not an ignition switch.  I don't know.  Has this happened to you?  If I hit the dash on the top with a good hand slap, I can get the instrument lights to come back on.  

  • iheartlondon Apr 03, 2009

    instrument panel fails intermittently with no distinct pattern except when accellerating it seems to intermittently work, also if i screw with radio sometimes works, but not reliable.

    car works fine, just cant tell how fast i'm going sometimes or how much gas i have.

    this problem sucks, i'd love to know how it's fixed.

    1995 900s saab

  • RashidG Apr 11, 2009

    Entire instrument cluster doesn't seem to work including illumination.



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I have this problem too and my new Saab mechanic told me that I would probably need a new instrument cluster. He said a brand new one costs $2500 but that he would order me a used one from a car that had fewer miles than mine as you can set them back but not forward. He both diagnosed and temporarily "fixed" the problem by slamming his hand really hard on the dash over the panel and all the lights and gauges immediately started working fine....for now. I haven't had the work done yet (I have a 1998 Saab 900S with 130K) so if anyone has any other ideas about this I would love to know what they are. This issue with the gauges and dash lights has been happening on and off for over a YEAR and this is the first time someone has had any idea what it is. I already had my ignition switched replaced so we know that's not what it was. THANKS

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