Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 00:58:06 +0100
From: Piers <>
Subject: Re: 9000 Questions Re posted

Al wrote: > Hi Folks, > well We didn't get a 93 or a 95, we plumped for a 9000 Anniversary. Corking > condition, with all the right history and low mileage (82K) > > Hi Al, I have an Anniversary 9000 too - wonderful car. > Now some technical stuff:- > > > Is it possible to retrofit a cruise control kit, my mechanic says yes, and > it's not too difficult as the last of the 9000's had a simpler system. If > so where could I get a kit? > I believe it's a very easy addition and will do it myself when I can. Just 3 parts to fit - sensor on the brake pedal (an extra one on the clutch if it's manual transmission?), a different indicator stalk, and a motor unit under the bonnet/hood that attaches near the battery and connects to the throttle. The wiring should all be there. I've not done this myself yet though so bear this in mind. You can get a new kit from Saab (in the UK they are around 250-300) or find one from a breakers or ebay. If you get a used one it needs to be post 1995 I think as this is when Saab changed from a vacuum cruise system. > > It has a Saab radio, and separate single disc player, can a changer be > fitted? I assume it's a saab only job? > I have a feeling that I've read about there being a Y connector on the cable behind the units that allows both the single disc and multidisc players to be attached at the same time. Again, I've not tried this and don't know how switching would work. > > Power upgrades, i.e. ecu upgrade from Abbot, speedparts or otherwise, do > they really make a difference and how hard do they hit the mpg? > No idea I'm afraid though if you've got the 2.3 T I'd like to know how much more power you really want! > > I had a computer in my dash on my FPT 9000, where there is an analogue clock > now. It just gave distance to destination, av speed est time of arrival. > It was a bit of a toy, but if I could find one in a scrappies, could I fit > it? I assume it needs power/earth and a speed sensor? > Isn't the display in the dash different on cars with the computer? > > Enough for now more later > Enjoy your new family addition! Piers > > Cheers > > > Al > > >

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