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I have a 97 SAAB 900 NG, with the instrument panel intermittently going out. It is not the “Black Panel”, all power is out including speedometer. This is the third instrument cluster I’ve had in this short term used car. Where can I find instructions to replace this cluster, I plan to take out and work on the connection, in hopes that that will solve it.

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"After about am hour i have narrowed the flickering guage problem to a cold solder joint on the dash cluster. the cluster consists of two boards, the one with the problem is the smaller of the two (where the main plug is connected. look for resister # 13 it has a R13 next to it - Small board that is connected to white plastic backing - R13 is on the side hidden by white plastic, have to take it off). carefully resolder this resistor and your problems will be solved."

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Good luck as it is very involved.

Posted on Oct 15, 2010

  • clark_bob Oct 15, 2010

    do you have other suggestions?

  • Colin Oct 16, 2010

    Nothing easy....have had some work on these cars and anything European is a handful. Unfortunately it is unlikely to be a faulty connection, just a fault in the cluster. Phone around to get quotes as you will find European garages will have done these before.



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