Question about 1993 Saab 900

2 Answers

Yesterday i bought a 1989 900i SAAB. Fab car, BUT!!!!

Yesterday i bought a 1989 900i SAAB. Fab car!!!

maybe i'm having a blonde moment or perhaps it's early onset dementia, but i cannot locate the dashboard light switch/button!!!???

i feel like a fool, but i had to drive 400 klms home from adelaide in the dark after i bought the car. CAN ANYONE HELP ME LOCATE THE LIGHTS?

thanks in advance

sharon

Posted by on

  • 2 more comments 
  • ethniclarder Apr 17, 2009

    hey bunnydawg,
    there is no switch on the signal stalk - it has the blinkers plus high beam.
    the switch you referred to on the webpage has the parker lights, normal headlights plus lights off. there is a symbol (looks like a sun) at the bottom of that switch but the dial (arrow) doesn't go around that far.
    i assumed the dashboard lights would come on when i turned on the headlights. maybe they should, but i have a blown bulb? what do you think?
    i know very little about cars & even less about european models, however, i just love this saab - so funky, i'm certainly a convert. i didn't buy her in canberra, picked her up in adelaide. i live in whyalla - 380klms northwest. she is cherry red, in great nick & cost me $1000. i've named her ruby.
    thanks for your advice, if you have anymore ideas about how to light up the dashboard please let me know.
    cheers,
    sharon


  • ethniclarder Apr 18, 2009

    hi robert,

    thanks for your suggestions.
    fuses in my car are located on passenger side under the bonnet. will check them today.
    not sure what a rheostat is, but am visiting a friend with knowledge of cars, so will consult her.

    much appreciated,
    sharon


  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    still looking for the exact location... but see if there is a switch you can turn on the same stalk that your turn signal uses

  • mark jones Dec 19, 2013

    it should be on the radio set or a tiny thing to the right of the dash

×

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 7 Answers

You wont find a switch for the dash lights on a 900 as they come on automatically or remain on continuosly due to the long winter months in scandanavia, the liklyhood is that the dash bulbs have blown and you can also check the dash bulb control fuses. atb markj 93turbo

Posted on Nov 28, 2012

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Brigadier General:

    An expert that has over 10,000 points.

  • Master
  • 5,158 Answers

This might help... go to this webpage... there is a picture of the switch.... http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/details/QQSaabQQ900QQScan-TechQQHeadlight_SwitchQQ19821998QQW0133-1610845.html


did you happen to buy that in canberra ?

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

  • 1 more comment 
  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Apr 16, 2009

    please take a moment to rate this solution.. thanks

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Apr 17, 2009

    you might find this interesting



    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saab_900



    there should be a rheostat you can turn... that increases the brightness of the dash lights. be that as it may... if they are burnt out ... you remove the two screws holding in the speaker next to the instrument panel and pull that out. you will see a row of lights at the bottom and two at the top... those are the two you want to change. the holders turn about a 1/4 turn and then come out. you remove the bulb... make sure the connection is clean and insert the new bulb. then you put it back into the instrument panel giving it a 1/4 turn the opposite to how you removed it.





    Robert



  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Apr 17, 2009

    further to that... as you open the driver door there is a fuse panel at the side of the dash board... rather confusing how they name them but you should check fuses 17.18 and 34 to make sure none of them are blown... take care

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

2 days ago we bought a 94 Saab 9000 CD. It was revving high when we inspected the car but the owner said he didn't know why it was like that. Car does it when idling and drives ok. Yesterday after...


take it down to autozone and use there portable computer and see what codes are in your
computer the counter person will be glad to help you hook it up and explain what the codes
are that's a good place to start

hope this helps you
bob

May 14, 2011 | Saab 9000 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My 1997 saab radio doesn't work after i change the battery


Radio on the Saab need a code of 4 numbers to put back on the radio. The moment you take out the cables of battery the radio is out. Is a security things on the Saab. When you bought the car should have a card and keep the card in the safe place don't loose.
That how you put the radio on.

Oct 16, 2010 | 1997 Saab 900

2 Answers

Where is the gas cap located on a 1997 Saab 9000? I just bought a used one. Thank you!


it is by the fuel tank maybe under the license plate sometimes there is also a door on side of car that gives you access to the cap

Sep 13, 2010 | 1997 Saab 9000

1 Answer

I just bought this car and love it. But, I have


Nothing wrong with being a blonde!! it's best to have it to the one right after "N", that will have the transmission go into overdrive on the freeway, the others are for if you want to "manually" go thru the gear selections.

Jun 02, 2010 | 2005 Lincoln Navigator

1 Answer

I just bought a 1999 Saab 9-5 v6 and the check engine light came on yesterday and today on the way home from work my dash lights went out?????


Hi, this sounds like a voltage issue to me. Did all the lights go out on the dash, including the check engine light. Your best bet is to get the fault codes read at a local garage (not the main dealer unless you have money to burn). They should be able to give you indication of what caused the light to come on and you can take it from there.

Dec 19, 2009 | 1999 Saab 9-5

1 Answer

1997 Saab 900 se Turbo won't start.


FUSES ARE LOCATED IN THE ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION BOX ON THE LEFT HAND WHEEL HOUSING UNDER THE HOOD.

Apr 22, 2009 | 1997 Saab 900

1 Answer

Check engine light came on


Your car needs serviced - this will resolve the problem.

Jan 24, 2009 | 1997 Saab 900

1 Answer

1998 saab convertible roof closing fault 2.3 900


There are numerous technical service bulletins issued for the top. The list with the full TSBs is here.

Dec 16, 2008 | 1990 Saab 900 Hatchback

2 Answers

Bucking in every gear at 2000 revs. saab 93 1999.


maybe **** in fuel ,tank ,line,ect

Dec 11, 2008 | 1999 Saab 9-5

Not finding what you are looking for?
1993 Saab 900 Logo

Related Topics:

264 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Saab Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22095 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75077 Answers

rgbypoet

Level 2 Expert

166 Answers

Are you a Saab Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...