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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:58 pm 
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My shark fin is falling apart.
What's the job like to fit a new one?

I've seen one on ebay and it comes with loom and plug but has anyone fitted a new one?
Just wondering how hard it is and what the headlining is like to drop down.

There's one I found > https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GENUINE-SAAB ... SwvApbvLAh

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:31 pm 
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It's not too bad. I did it on the old 9-3 saloon. It helps if you have thin arms. I managed through the rear door. If you are very thin, the door seal off and the rear grab handle may be enough. I took the B pillar trim off. That's all in one piece, even though it looks like two. There's a seatbelt tensioner behind it, so keep the ignition off. the rear high level brake light cover comes off too, but it's tricky and may break a clip. BluTac it back on. But it's mpre bendy in hot weather.

If you have beefy arms, you might want to lever off the rear pillar trim.

The shark is held on with a single 22mm nut.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:38 pm 
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Grab handle just pulls apart. No screws.

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Then you find this...

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:48 pm 
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Excellent, thanks a lot.

It's really bad, seemed to have got a lot worse since the heat in summer.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:54 pm 
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Snap!! :)

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:13 pm 
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Looks nasty dun it. :)

Sgould, there are two part numbers, I have sat nav and phone,
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12762121 and 12762120
Both say they fit the 9-3 03-12.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:19 pm 
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12762120 is listed as the navigation one. So phone and GPS.
12762121 is the carphone only
12762122 is the dummy

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:49 pm 
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Thanks, seen Neos got some.
Neos explains the different part numbers :)

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:48 pm 
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Just confused now.
Ebay link says sat nav and one wire, then says For models without factory fitted handsfree or sat nav.

Both same part number but other one is brand new.
Sooner get a new one.
2nd hand one is same number but says phone and sat nav.

12762120 ebay one wire> https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Shark-Fin-Sa ... Swzi5dQXw-

12762120 Neos 2 wires> https://www.neobrothers.co.uk/car-parts ... n-12762120

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:42 pm 
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The royal blue Fakra connector is the standard colour for the GPS. It may be a non-Saab one that only has the GPS aerial in it. These days the purple phone lead is redundant.

But be careful. All Fakra connectors are the same inside. The plastic covers on the Fakra connector will fit all. The colours denote the normal use and have lugs inside so that they can't be mis-connected on the production line or during repairs. The covers can be removed and swapped about if you are unscrupulous.

The Neo's one is a used one and may not be much better than the one you have.

Have you considered putting a plastic cover over your existing aerial? Some people have done this successfully.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:42 pm 
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Great thanks, I've never used the phone anyway on the car.

Don't use sat nav much either tbh.

Will be sure to put blue one in the right connector.

I didn't know about fitting a cover over the original one but will look into it.

Edit, did find this but not that well done,
https://www.saabplanet.com/how-to-fix-t ... r-under-5/

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Still not sorted this yet.
Will any water get in with the cover falling apart or not?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:56 pm 
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Don't think so. The O ring is underneath and the circuit board looks tight to the base.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:25 pm 
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Thanks sgould, I did put some duct tape around it.
Have got one ordered.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:21 pm 
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Found an ideal cover to fit over the antenna.

Just that it's in China and expected delivery in a month.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Black-Universa ... 172&sr=8-2

Ones on ebay don't make sense as it says they are 160mm / 16cm long.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dummy-Shark- ... SwObhaWcyC

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