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Hi. Alan here and after almost buying a Savvy new about 10-12 years ago I have finally bought 1 secondhand and so far I'm loving it.
The car does however have an electrical problem and a wiring schematic of decent quality and in English seems to be impossible to source. I've also spent the last week trying to find a proper repair/workshop manual.
Hoping that the users here can help me out and I continue to enjoy the car.
FYI the electrical problem that I have is that the dashlights are turning on/off on approximately a 25s on, 22s off cycle.


Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:21
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Does the speedo drop to zero as well?


Fri Oct 11, 2019 14:30
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I worked out the intermittent dashlights issue. They seemed to be a regular interval so I timed them, They were on for a fairly consistent 27s and off for 24s. I pulled out the dashlight dimming module and cracked it open. It turned out the potentiometer/rheostat had an open circuit centre/wiper connection and as a result the dimming control was running mega slow with a close to 50% duty cycle rather than fast and with a duty cycle adjustable via the potentiometer. To get me going I soldered 2 fixed 47k resistors in to take over the function. Works beautifully and allowed the car to pass its roadworthy check the following morning.
Still hanging out for a service manual and/or wiring diagram though.


Fri Oct 11, 2019 23:26
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