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I'm in need of a new aerial, and I'm thinking of replacing the mast. Does any one know what kind of a job this is, or is it better to replace the whole thing? Ouch! £120 from the local Saab dealer.
 

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Hi, it's just a case of one screew holding the case that covers the motor on the left had side of the inner wing within the boot, then removing the nut that holds the ariel onto the wing and then the two bolts holding the motor to the wing, also disconnecting the wiring cable, half hour job, as fot the ariel look on ebay or ring DCA on 01635860086, or don't bother, just listern to CD's
 

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Originally posted by Loiner:
[qb]£120 from the local Saab dealer. [/qb][/b]
I do not think that terms such as "Saab dealer" are constructive. This place is supposed to be constructive and help each other. Let's all try to be rational about these things, please.
 

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Just to widen the debate slightly, has anyone had any success doing away with the telecopic aerial and using another setup instead? I've broken masts on all 3 9000's I've owned (overhanging branches etc), and have been without one on the Aero since a friendly pheasant took a shine to it several months ago. Since then I've been on a quest to find an alternative such as the 9-5 system. There are universal antennas on the market available from Motorworld etc which stick to the inside of the windscreen behind the mirror, but I fitted one of these last weekend and the reception is next to useless at the moment - it was pretty good when I did an initial rig up but after routing all the cables things got much worse. Maybe I'll get a chance to do some tests this weekend (check the earth and coax cable etc) but a local car radio specialist has put me off by saying that these units never work as well as a normal aerial. Am I wasting my time? Re the standard aerial the masts are available from discount SAAB parts outlets (about 1/2 price)as well as the main dealers but I'm not aware if the quality is as good.
 

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Thanks for all your replies. To update, I bought a replacement mast from GSF, and the toothed belt decided to coil itself up inside out, and trying to coax it to behave, I snapped it. So I went off to the local motor factors and bought a new electric aerial for £20 + VAT. The Saab bracket needed a bit of rework, but the aerial works just as well, if not better, than the original.
Derek
 
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