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My lights on my dashboard are not staying on their flickering and then shutting completely off like there's a switch somewhere not working right and my dashboard with my speedometer and all my lights aren't working

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fuses? The dashboard bulbs?

No I just got the car yesterday used and I had just noticed this problem and I was trying to get a download of the service manual so I can find out where all these things are but I wondered if that was would cause the lights to flicker like that and just seems like a wire is not connected

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Saab?

Cuz it's not like they stay off all the time they flicker

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your Saab?

I have a 1997 Saab 900 SE

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your 900 yourself? What have you tried so far?

Right now I haven't done anything yet but yeah I normally I fix my own car that's why I was looking for the service manual

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Well I am also when I turn the key on it been dead for a while so we jump the battery ran it for a lot yesterday you did fine this morning when I turn the key on it like paused and then tried to start and then turned over so I'm wondering if it is a switch problem with that also

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Saab
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My name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I noticed that your question had not received a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.I apologize for the delay and I hope I can still assist you with this here.

This issue here may be due to a fault with the electronic ignition switch itself needing to be replaced or possibly an issue with a component like loose connections to the instrument gauge cluster or the gauge cluster itself at fault needing to be replaced.These will all need to be checked into/tested to locate which is the cause than from there it can determine what needs to be repaired or replaced.This will require some special test equipment to do this testing.

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Thanks Pete

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