Date: Tue, 07 Nov 2000 01:01:32 GMT
From: "Brian Greene" <>
Subject: Re: 1998 900 Antenna PROBLEM SOLVED!!

Thanks everyone, but I solved the problem myself...and it works which is an even bigger bonus. :^) Solution: When you have the mast installed and retracted, slide the sleeve down the mast until it stops just inside of the motor. Then slide the 17mm nut with the rubber O-ring down the mast until it rests on top of the sleeve. Finally, gently force the 17mm nut down until the sleeve clicks/snaps into place and tighten the nut. Now that I have the sleeve information under my belt, I could probably replace the mast in about 15 minutes, with no light and a short pee-break of course. If you, or in my case my wife, ever bend the mast on your Saab, save yourself a little over $100 going to the dealer. Just order the mast yourself (thanks Trollhattan) and do the labor yourself. It is actually pretty simple. Tools: 17mm socket Brian "Brian Greene" <> wrote in message news:46HN5.19209$ > Hi group, > > I've read most of the FAQ's on replacing an antenna mast but I have only one > question. How do I get the bottom extension of the mast to retract into the > motor? > > Here's the story: > I got the old broken mast out without a hitch. None of the cable broke off > into the motor as I measured it against the new mast. When I feed the cable > into the motor, it retracts all of the antenna except for the bottom > extension of the mast which refuses to retract fully into the mechanism. > The sleeve will go into the motor, but only so far and there is about 2-3 > inches from the threads to the 17mm nut. This prevents me from securing the > mast to the body. > What am I doing wrong? > Any help would be excellent. > Thanks, > Brian > > > Return to Main Index

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