Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2000 18:51:19 -0700
From: "Christopher A. Nowell" <>
Subject: Re: 96 900 SE Power antenna

I had my winter antenna replaced with an after market antenna. Now I know why many people use winter antennas up here (Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada around the 60th Parallel). The combination of ice forming on the mast and the cold on the plastic components inside caused one of the gears to break. This made it so the plastic toothed cable that brings the mast up and down couldn't move properly. The broken plastic inside caused a horrific noise. I don't know a place from which I can obtain such a gear. I think you'll probably have to replace the whole thing as well. I would suggest, however, that you replace it yourself. Mechanics told me that it was an expensive and time consuming job. All you have to do is pull back the wall lining (held in place by flexible rubber moldings), unscrew and unplug the old one and screw in the new. No skill required. The only thing I would suggest is to make sure to get a SAAB antenna and not a generic one. SAABs have a weird slant to them that makes other antennas a little angled. Also, the hole is usually round on a SAAB, where most other cars are either a bigger hole or rectangular. Good luck, -Chris "Scott Ocamb" <> wrote in message > Hello, > > My power antenna does not go all the way down and makes noise also. Is > there anything I can fix or does it need to be replaced. Is this > something I could do myself. > > Thanks >

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