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Re: What I Did To My Saab Today.
« Reply #660 on: 16 June 2020, 10:47:41 PM »
Another day doing nothing on the cars, but I use my new 12v supply to check an old car radio.  It was a very expensive option back in the day, so I thought it might be of use to someone with an old car.  But sadly it won't go. :(

If I put the ohmmeter on the power feed, the resistance changes when I turn the set on and off, but nothing lights up...
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Re: What I Did To My Saab Today.
« Reply #661 on: 16 June 2020, 11:23:13 PM »
Component level repair needed. It's usually capacitors.

What you need in your shed is an oscilloscope...... and the knowledge on how to use it :)
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Re: What I Did To My Saab Today.
« Reply #662 on: 17 June 2020, 12:16:59 AM »
I used an oscilloscope once.  They got one in the physics lab at school, just before I left - in 1964...
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Re: What I Did To My Saab Today.
« Reply #663 on: 17 June 2020, 07:13:43 AM »
It was a very expensive option back in the day, so I thought it might be of use to someone with an old car.

I think most people gut the radios and put something more modern inside the case so you can have MP3 and Bluetooth while it looks period.

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Re: What I Did To My Saab Today.
« Reply #664 on: 07 July 2020, 04:12:50 PM »
So it seems nobody is doing anything to their Saabs these days. Everything sorted eh ? :)

A little job for me today, changing onto summer tyres. I picked up this rather nice set of ALU59's with low mileage Falken Azenis FK510 tyres fitted.

ET41 I think, but they'll do the job

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Re: What I Did To My Saab Today.
« Reply #665 on: 07 July 2020, 05:30:32 PM »
ET41 work well on the 9-5.

I think that those wheels were standard on the early 9-3 V6 cars.
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Re: What I Did To My Saab Today.
« Reply #666 on: 07 July 2020, 06:42:54 PM »
I think that those wheels were standard on the early 9-3 V6 cars.

Yup, they were.

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Re: What I Did To My Saab Today.
« Reply #667 on: 07 July 2020, 11:53:09 PM »
This week as every week, pumped up the three of the four tyres that need a weekly top-up due to porous alloys. Will replace them with refurbs shortly ...

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Re: What I Did To My Saab Today.
« Reply #668 on: 08 July 2020, 09:51:48 AM »
The seat switch is on the passenger side of the 9-5 Aero.  It's a simple arrangement for the seat base.  Three switches.  Up/down front. Up/down rear, and the fore/aft switch.  The backrest has its own separate rotary switch.

The seat base switches are all under one cover which clips to the two end switches, bit locates on two rectangular pins.  The lugs sit in cruciform holes in the cover.  This means that when the cover is moved up or down at either end, it cannot slide forwards and back, and vice-versa, when the cover is slid forwards or backwards, the end switches cannot be engaged to move the seat up or down.

The problem turned out to be that when the cover had bee moved back, there was just enough play that it was still slightly engaged in the horizontal arm of the cruciform preventing the front switch from operating in the up direction.  Some gentle bevelling of the two corners involved has fixed it. :)

Appreciate that this particular thread entry is a little out of date now but I have a relevant question I wanted to ask.

I bought some seats recently with the intention of using the frame and electrics for my Anniversary which had manual seats.  My drivers side switch assembly (as shown in your photos) was broken, the rear up/down switch, and the rear guide (with the little white switch piece) were sheared off at the casing.  I have repaired it now (details available if required) with threaded rods and some JB Weld epoxy and have even managed to re-create the little raised part on the rear up/down switch which clips into the switch cover, but not the little white switch piece as I couldn't see what it was doing realistically (and it was just too hard to re-produce).

Work in progress : (it looks better now !)

Untitled by Mike, on Flickr

So, does it do anything or is it just a smooth spring-loaded 'bearing' for the switch cover to slide forward and backwards on ??

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Re: What I Did To My Saab Today.
« Reply #669 on: 08 July 2020, 10:19:58 AM »
Took my 9000 for an MOT yesterday- failed! Structural welding needed at the back :(

Offside Rear Inner Integral body structure corroded to the extent that the rigidity of the assembly is significantly reduced (6.1.1 (c) (i))

Same on the NS but just as an advisory. Fixing bill isn't too bad though- 363.

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Re: What I Did To My Saab Today.
« Reply #670 on: 08 July 2020, 01:18:30 PM »
Was that the chassis section that expands with a deformable piece just before the bumper is attached?

I had to do those on my dads
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Re: What I Did To My Saab Today.
« Reply #671 on: 08 July 2020, 01:20:45 PM »
Yes, I believe it is. Going in to get it done next Thur. In the meantime I need to do the NS CV boot. Yuck.

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Re: What I Did To My Saab Today.
« Reply #672 on: 27 July 2020, 07:01:37 PM »
A couple of little jobs on the 2.2TiD

The steering wheel was a bit off centre, so I wanted to adjust that. First job of the day was to measure the tracking..... 40 minutes in. After a bit of mental gymnastics I figured out that if I adjusted the toe on the right had side the steering wheel would come back towards the centre position.

I was faced with a non rusty trackrod and end. So, it has been replaced recently and the tracking wasn't checked afterwards.  ::)  Never mind, back to the correct setting and the wheel is straight too  :thumbsup:

After that I wanted to loo0k at the gear linkage as 5th was difficult. I had a replacement component to fit, but that's when I discovered that there are two designs and the 2.2 has the later design. I took it off, concluded that the plastic bushes on the selector shaft were the problem, so instead of a plastic interference fit they now have a chemical metal interference fit.

The selector is like a new car again  :thumbsup:

No choice then but to give the car a wash as well

(on the 9000 question, sorry I don't know the answer, you may be better putting the question in its own thread to see how good the collective 9000 memory is, not many left on here)
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