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OK Saab electical whiz-kids, try this one.

I love my 900. It's great. It's the best car I've ever owned, even with it's knackered rear suspension, blowing exhaust, front bushes worn down so much that the understeer is phenominal - especially in the wet - will it go round the corner, or will we go into that filed? Lets find out!

But the main thing that bugs me is the position of the window switches. Why put them there where no one can see them, opening the sunroof or the back window when you want to flick the two inch long finger of ash you've got, and it ends up in your lap.

So, here's the thing.

I recon the wiring to the switches runs through the central tunnel. Could I rig up a system that would move these switches to where the DIN sized cubby is below the ashtray? Re-route the wires, and build a bank of switches to put in there? Kind of like the ones on a Mk2 Golf?

That's the thought anyway....:confused:
 

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I recon the wiring to the switches runs through the central tunnel. Could I rig up a system that would move these switches to where the DIN sized cubby is below the ashtray? Re-route the wires, and build a bank of switches to put in there? Kind of like the ones on a Mk2 Golf?

That's the thought anyway....:confused:
Yes, this is entirely possible. You may even attempt it with the switch bank that you have now, but that may be hard to do (don't know how wide the switch bank is).

If it were me, I would get the separate switches from a older 900 like mine, fabricate a plate that will fit the cubby slot (since it's DIN sized, probably several to choose from that will fit, fab then is just drilling holes for the switches) and wire them up so they line up like this | | |. Flip the switch up for window up, down for window down. Electrically, this is a snap. Aesthetics is the hard part.
 

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I thought it would be easy on the electrics, but yes, the look is the important thing. Thankfully I've got a friend who can seemingly make anything with his vacuum moulding machine. Finding a plastic the same colour and texture as the tunnel cubby could be tricky though.
 

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Electrically dead simple, just a matter of making the wires reach. Aesthetically shouldn't be *too* hard.

Maybe telling people you've a friend with a vacuum forming machine wasn't quite so wise though! :lol:
 

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Well, once I've got window switches in easy reach of the wheel, and in full view I shall be the envy of you all (cue machivellian laugh of great length)

And of course I knock them out and sell them to you, for a modest profit.:cheesy:
 

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Well, I look forward to seeing how the end product looks. Won't be quite the envy of me though (Well, not for the position of the window switches anyway) as my window controls are really easy to find - on the doors.

Electrics? Electrics? We don't *need* no electrics, that's what your arms were made for! :cheesy:
 

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Well us southerners like such fripperies as electric windows... it gives us something to talk about when the football season's finished. :cheesy:
 
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