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Old 18-06-2018, 04:40 PM   #51
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You used to be able to buy CDs for lens cleaning, don't know if such things are still available?
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Old 18-06-2018, 04:42 PM   #52
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You used to be able to buy CDs for lens cleaning, don't know if such things are still available?
I found that I had one - but it didn't work. I wonder (as it is very old - I reckon 25-27 years old) that a newer one might work?
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Old 25-06-2018, 04:21 PM   #53
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So not having a properly functioning audio system on the old girl is becoming really annoying.

So I am not pondering the following;

1. Should I replace the head unit with;
a) a period Clarion one to run the CD changer I have?(which models are compatible/Kenwood too?)
b) a period Clarion one with a changer, lead and brackets which mine doesn't have and I cannot find ANYWHERE?
c) any other period head unit and changer?

2. As the aerial isn't extending properly at the moment - if I were to go to another make of head unit would it still work?

3. Do you have to put the changer in the boot (to the side or under the floor)? Could it be put anywhere else?

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Old 26-06-2018, 10:56 PM   #54
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Took the 'rural-scenic' route home and came via Woolpit. Had an errand to run and when I came back thought she looked pretty lovely

20180626_163151 by Mark Blewitt, on Flickr

20180626_163221 by Mark Blewitt, on Flickr

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Old 26-06-2018, 11:31 PM   #55
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https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F263777307127

Maybe it's time.....

How tricky to fit? Genuinely don't have a clue
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Old 26-06-2018, 11:39 PM   #56
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https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F263777307127

Maybe it's time.....

How tricky to fit? Genuinely don't have a clue
I'm sure there's probably a cable adapter set you can buy specifically for your car.

In cars that I've put aftermarket units in before, there's always been the right cables in halfrauds etc.

Usually something like this (I'm not saying this is the you need but looks like it could be)

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Saab-9000...4/161943550169

So should be plug and play, depending on your dash you might need a radio surround too.
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Old 02-07-2018, 04:53 PM   #57
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Been an eventful few days........

I had a lovely drive out to the back of beyond for my Yr13 Summer ball on Thursday night and decided to take a few shots with a really lovely rural Suffolk background;

20180628_174219 (2) by Mark Blewitt, on Flickr

20180628_174204 by Mark Blewitt, on Flickr


20180628_174145 by Mark Blewitt, on Flickr

Secondly I had started to notice a few strange symptoms on the old girl.

A couple of times when starting I noticed that the lights on the dash didn't come on straight away, but after a few turns (more than usual to start) they came on and the car would then start and then on Friday night I was driving along and decided to put my lights on and as I did all the lights on the dash went out and the car (momentarily) went to cut out. So I came to the conclusion that this must be as a of result of the ignition switch failing. So I sourced one and headed over to my mate's man cave and he very kindly fitted it in no time at all........I think I would still have been there now.......all seems good.

And then yesterday I seem to have a moment when she didn't seem to want to drop into 4th - but it was only momentarily and has been fine ever since. In any case, I have been sufficiently scared enough into ordering;

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GENUINE-S...72.m2749.l2649

Which although the ad title says 900, the part number is right for a 9000 and says 9000 on the packet - so a bit of a bargain as Genuine Saab items are more like £30

and now I am looking to choose some fluid too - I understand that Dex II was the original spec but that Dex III is fine. I am told that I will need enough for 2 changes (It has been suggested that it will in effect have 2 changes - one with new fluid but still with the old filter in place and as soon as it has gone through, replace with more new fluid and at this point change the filter.

So any ideas of which (specifically) fluid to recommend and how much to order to be able to do 2 changes (as described above)?
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Old 18-07-2018, 10:09 PM   #58
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Auto box filter has arrived and so the fluid will be changed at some point over next few weeks.

In other news I headed up to Ruscoid's place tonight - he is leaving the area and I took a few little trinkets from his enormous stock of 9000s parts..........What a guy! Bless you Martyn!

Out with the old......

original repeaters by Mark Blewitt, on Flickr

In with the new

Repeater upgrade by Mark Blewitt, on Flickr

Clock upgrade

digital clock by Mark Blewitt, on Flickr

Another aerial to give a whirl

Replacement aerial by Mark Blewitt, on Flickr

A bootliner

9K bootliner by Mark Blewitt, on Flickr

I also got another OEM in dash CD player - But this one doesn't seem to want fire up. When go to insert a disk, it flashes 'aux' on the head unit display and when you go to select source it doesn't give the option of CD. Any ideas?

And then away I go - happy as Larry!

Me heading off! by Mark Blewitt, on Flickr

It really is the little things that make the difference!
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Loving how this is going. Shame I had so many 9000 spare parts, all the wood trim, decor panel, wheels, badges, switches. Sold the car around 2007 (I had a V6, regretted selling it the day it went). Ended up chucking it all out after months on eBay.

Lovely cars and you don’t see them about much anymore. The guy I sold mine to, and it was a minter, had 30k on the clock, wrote it off in the first month. Shame after all the effort I put in and what wonderful cars they are.

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Bless you for your kind words - what a shame about the parts that got dumped. I'd have had them in a heartbeat! The problem with 9000s is that they are a proper 'marmite' kinda car, even among Saab enthusiats. But to own one is to love them!
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