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Old 12th July 2002
Gooseguy84 Gooseguy84 is offline
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On my 96 9000 Aero there is a rectangle instrument panel next to the gauges, it has like the time, and stuff on it. I was wondering if there is any way to make this brighter, because it next to impossible to read the time during the day. Thanks.
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Old 15th July 2002
Ken Ken is offline
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Are you aware of the 'dash dimming' roller switch on the dash. Don't know where it will be on a left hand drive car but it's standard square switch size with a large arrow pointing downwards, roll it up to brighten the dash, certainly the hour markings on mine brighten with it. Maybe the bulb has blown though?
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Old 11th September 2002
lawrence lawrence is offline
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The lighting intensity on the display unit to which you're referring is actually controlled by a light-sensing "eye". This "eye" looks like a small smooth plastic insert, and is located near the bottom of the unit. It could be the case that the "eye" has something blocking the the light from it; when the "eye" senses low light levels, it automatically dims the unit illumination. To set the "eye's" overall sensitivity level, you've got to take it to a SAAB dealer and let them plug in their magical "black box" (a computer control adjustment unit proprietary to SAAB dealers - never seen an independent workshop with one, personally). The dealer can adjust the "eye's" setting so that the illumination is brighter.
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