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This covers the simple installation procedure ... many get away with this.

However there are times when it can be more difficult, telephone and I'll run over it.

However if I am not around the following may help.

The antenna mast has a metal sheath wrapped around the mast. The old sheath can get trapped by dirt over the years. There is nothing but dirt holding it in - no screws, clips or washers. Lubricate over a period of time to dissipate the dirt. I have had to stand on a chair to get full leverage at pulling a mast out before now LOL.

If the mast pulls out and leaves the sheath in place then more lubrication, I have found that a pair of long nose pliers inserted (closed) and then opened and twisted can help.

Finally the plastic cord can be broken inside the motor and may require removal of the motor and slight disassembly to remove.

SAAB 9000 2.3 B234 B204 Cooling issues

Been having an issue with the 9000 griffin recently and believe it is now resolved.

Thought I'd share it because I know of a couple of other owners who lost the will to live with similar problems.

Car was running very hot .. not showing as overheating but was running very hot. Coincidentally my heater seemed to be pushing moisture in the car.

I resolved the heater by replacing it ... £30 for a new heater matrix and a minor mission to replace. Lovely heater but car still seemed to be very warm and easily building pressure but not overheating.

Advised that the fan may not be working and indeed I suspected as such as the fan did not seem to operate with the air con running. Checked the wires by the slam panel and a repair was required there as no power to the low speed side.

However fan still not kicking in.

resistor on the fan was knackered allowing the fan to run at full speed but not the low speed.

Replaced the fan with a used one as new ones seemed a problem.

Air con properly gassed up and all the problems sorted - touch wood. No pressurising in the system and fan cuts in and out properly

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