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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 1:42 pm 
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So - anyone ever replaced an aerial on a 9000CS?

I have needed a new mast for mine and I have been given a complete aerial - how tricky is it fit? Anyone know of any instructions?

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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 2:14 pm 
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Quite easy.

Undo the nut on the outside on the ariel surround.
Remove carpet on appropriate side.
Undo electrical clip for the power control and the ariel signal
Undo the 2 (or possibly 3) bolts holding the ariel and bracket to the body
Swap bracket over if necessary

Removal is the reverse of refitting.

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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 2:31 pm 
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If the mast alone requires changing it ought to be possible without removing the whole unit.

I changed both the mast on my CD Carlsson and Aero by removing the top nut that goes around the mast, turned on the radio to get the mast to extend, pulled the mast up and out (the plastic toothed 'tail' follows). Place the new mast tail in the hole vacated by the old and push in. Turn off the radio to draw in the mast. Replace nut and tighten. 5 minute job each time.

Tidied up the look by having a new, clean mast. Also helps where the old mast had poor electrical contact between sections leading to poor reception.

I'm sure you tube will have a video to show how to do it.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:40 pm 
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I changed both the mast on my CD Carlsson and Aero by removing the top nut that goes around the mast, turned on the radio to get the mast to extend, pulled the mast up and out (the plastic toothed 'tail' follows). Place the new mast tail in the hole vacated by the old and push in. Turn off the radio to draw in the mast. Replace nut and tighten. 5 minute job each time.


Bought a replacement mast for my 9000cs (1996)
Watched the video, read the instructions, removed top nut turned on radio but old mast refuses to come out, although it does go up!
What am i doing wrong?
Thanks jim

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:24 pm 
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road runner wrote:
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I changed both the mast on my CD Carlsson and Aero by removing the top nut that goes around the mast, turned on the radio to get the mast to extend, pulled the mast up and out (the plastic toothed 'tail' follows). Place the new mast tail in the hole vacated by the old and push in. Turn off the radio to draw in the mast. Replace nut and tighten. 5 minute job each time.


Bought a replacement mast for my 9000cs (1996)
Watched the video, read the instructions, removed top nut turned on radio but old mast refuses to come out, although it does go up!
What am i doing wrong?
Thanks jim



Just had the same experience

Anyone able to help?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:54 pm 
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Are you sure the aerial is the OE part? If it has been replaced previously it may not be and in that case the mast may not be removable. As said the OE aerial mast is very easy to replace.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:48 pm 
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Are you sure the aerial is the OE part? If it has been replaced previously it may not be and in that case the mast may not be removable. As said the OE aerial mast is very easy to replace.


Think so. its a 1996 model and i have had it since 2000 and not changed during my ownership

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:59 pm 
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It depends where the tail breaks. I had it on my 9k where it broke inside, had to remove the unit and take the cover off to remove the broken tail. It was then quite easy to feed the new mast tail in.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:14 pm 
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Just my 2c here as an ex saab tech.
It really is worth taking the unit out and putting it on a bench. And then seperating the gearbox assembly.
After 20 odd years it will be full of crud and greese full of rusty crap.
It will operate so much nicer after a refurb.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:00 pm 
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Paul Taylor wrote:
Just my 2c here as an ex saab tech.
It really is worth taking the unit out and putting it on a bench. And then separating the gearbox assembly.
After 20 odd years it will be full of crud and grease full of rusty crap.
It will operate so much nicer after a refurb.

Good point.


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