Headliner Saab 9000 CC

At Saab meeting you can see them ... the 900er and 9000er with hanging headliner. He likes to be held up in a very individual way. Sometimes as a pincushion solution or glued, stapled or completely disassembled. Naked sheet instead of sky. A kind of Saab purism.

Our 89er 9000 CC
Our 89er 9000 CC

Aside from the fact that the fabric has gone beyond 25 or 30 years, it has become dirty and unsightly - there is no reason to put yourself in an unkempt environment. Our 89 Saab 9000 CC knows this problem. The headliner is on the way from the rear seats on the way, on the C-pillar, the fabric waves, as well as on the A-pillar. Time for action!

Since screwing is more fun when you're not alone, a good friend helps. Quickly the handles on the roof are unscrewed, then follow the sun visors. The screws are visible, everything is explained almost by itself, even if you should not be an accomplished screwdriver. Saab has worked with quality screws, no comparison to today's disposable screws of Far Eastern origin. What you can unscrew, you get the later reassembled.

After the sun visors, the interior light console comes in front, then in the middle. There the glass is carefully removed, then dismantled. It's all easy, probably too easy. Because at the very back, in the area of ​​the tailgate hinge, a clip is waiting, which defies itself. The clip is attached by barbs in the metal panel of the vehicle roof; With a lot of feeling and a long, narrow screwdriver he lets himself "fish out" without destruction. Granted, that's not easy, you should be patient.

After the clip, the C-pillar panels are on it. Gently release the reading lamps from below, they are hooked with a clip below the panel. Then pull the cable, remove the lights. It is unnecessary to remove the filigree glasses, which are very fragile. The lining of the belt guide is only clipped, it is also easy to remove. To unthread the strap, the straps must then be loosened at the attachment point. Until then, everything was fine and non-destructive. Until now !

What we did not have on the plan was the speakerphone (where our base CC are no speakers) unscrew. The disguise of the C-pillar is also to be removed, in a destructive way. It breaks off two retaining pins. Happened happened, at the next 9000 we know better.

What is missing are the panels of the A-pillar. They are clipped, can be removed with some feeling without damage ... if no one before was on the window frame with too much glue on the way. With our 89er CC everything is in the green area, the window frame looks like in summer 1989, as the Saab in Trollhattan ran off the line.

Done? Almost. The sky is still quite taut, we solve the door seals on all 4 doors, the sky is literally floating in the direction of the tailgate ... At least now you should work in a team. The sky should get out of the car without quirks and breaks, helping hands are in demand!

After 90 minutes, the headliner is dismantled. Experienced screwdrivers, and those with 9000 CC experience, should be brisker. The work is fun, you learn a lot about the elaborate designs from Trollhättan. An old car is also a contemporary document. The sky was produced on the 26.06.1989. 8 weeks later, the Saab was in Germany at the dealer and was approved. A order vehicle? Maybe we'll find out.

And now? Off to the saddler or yourself. In the course of my Saab life, I have collected a lot of "heaven experience". From self-made, over service at the dealer, to work at the saddler.

Saddler or self?

The good compromise means: remove and install yourself, new cover at the saddler. That saves money, the critical work is done by a specialist. With the saddler of confidence, I choose a fabric that matches the original. The 9000 CC should get 2019 H-mark, he should stay close to the original. One problem is the red A-pillars. A corresponding fabric is not in sight, we will first remove the door panels, which must also be obtained, and then go back to search.

Until then, the saddler will have changed the headliner of the Saab 9000 CC. Whether the headliner Saab 9000 action meets my expectations and what it costs, I describe in the sequel.

The 9000 CC 2014 was bought in the summer for little money and not ready to drive. He is logged out, but is regularly moved. After receiving a comprehensive service, changing all fluids, he runs fantastically well. Yes, he is not a turbo. Only one 9000i. But with a cool, bold 80er years interior. Such cars have to be preserved! The mission: H license plate 2019. He will be back on the blog theme again and again.

16 thoughts too "Headliner Saab 9000 CC"

  • Hello
    synonymous have a 9000 CC from the Bj 87. Here is the same problem as you describe. Have now found a saddler that renews me for € 700.- everything. Think this is a great price. What is not working on my is the idle, very out of round, from u. he goes out u. no workshop is currently the error. Even a Saab service dealer does not. Maybe you have a tip for me. Otherwise, my Febr. Next year, a Oldi u. then I let him out on the street. Rust is not present. In addition, I'm still looking for an original radio. History is known u. Inspection Service Heft is available u. completely. I'm happy when the time comes. Wanted to allow him in April now but the tax costs € 500.- in the year since no Kat or other grown.

    • Another CC ... I'm glad! Of course, remote diagnosis is difficult. With the 89er we changed the spark plugs, which brought a huge improvement, since the old candles had it behind. I would have the CC checked by an "old" Saab dealer, who already knew the vehicle as a new car. This is purposeful and should bring fast success! Incidentally, the traditional dealers (eg Saab Service Frankfurt / Kiel / Bamberg etc ...) often have old radios in the fund. A friend got a very nice one for little money in FFM, you just have to ask.

    • Hello Michael,
      I also had an 9000CC 2,0i from '87 and an 2,3i from' 89, both of them had idle problems at the young age of 3-4 years and went out. If I recall correctly, the idle controls (?) Were swapped in both and everything was fine.

      Tom, such reviews are really helpful, great! Behind the sky, the CC looks like new

      • Meanwhile, the door panels are down, report follows. The CC is amazing. Everything, really everything, looks super clean and as new behind the panels. No barking, no rust, nothing. When I think that the CC would have gone almost to final consumption ...

        • Yes, I also believe that many were "utilized" too soon. Some are better than the outer first impression suggests. And if you not only have thumbs, you can even lend a hand on the 9000.

  • Hello Tom

    Thanks for your tip
    Had yes after I had bought the CC last year, the head gasket, the heat exchanger u. Have the brakes completely repaired. It can not be due to the candles. I'll contact FFM because that would be the next way (115 km) for me
    We in my family drive 3 Saab's. My daughter had now bought a 9-3 convertible SE from Bj 2000. I am driving a convertible Aero 9-3 from Bj 2005 with now 386000 km u. For my wife I'm looking for an 9000 AERO (of course for me). I have been Saab driver continuously since 1978. that only for a little further info.

    • FFM is a good choice. The diagnostic skills of Gerard Ratzmann for small or large Saab problems are legendary.

  • Astrein, thank you for the report. In the Saab forum is a report on the gluing and which glue should be used. The same task is coming up soon, so I know how to do it and what to pay attention to. Thank you, I like to wait for the sequel ...

  • Great, I did not know your white 9000 yet. Such reports are really helpful and certainly scare one or the other of being self-employed. Keep it up !

    • Thank you! The CC gets relatively little attention, usually in winter when time is. He will not be allowed in front of 2019, there is still some time left and no screwdriver stress.

  • A white 9000 with red interior looks noble to me. My 900 turbo is also a 89er with a hanging sky and C-pillar trim and can look forward to a restoration. With the help of this manual, you can certainly do the expansion even with some helpers. Thanks for the contribution. I'm looking forward to the sequel - and at the expense.

  • Great report, which helps me very much right now. Am in the same situation and until spring, my bokhararoter interior to be rehabilitated. Above all, a fabric is difficult to find, I am also looking for and hope to save something from the original material ...

    Keep it up and thanks!

    • The fabric is usually behind it. Detached from the carrier - not to save 🙁 If my saddler in terms of "bokhararot" has found it, I post it here.

  • Tip for Himmeldemontage: Straps!
    Just cock it around the roof and under the sky. Then the sky is secured after loosening all the screws, etc. And nowhere rudely falls on it and possibly broken.
    Then you can carefully loosen the straps (this very simple rich) and set the sky so slowly.

  • If someone travels to the US, there are a lot of choices of roofing fabrics in different colors and thicknesses in the big fabric stores. Also take the spray adhesive from there (I think it was an 3M product), these are better than our adhesives here in Germany, above all, they are more resistant to humidity. Per headliner (sold by the meter) I have paid at that time incl. Glue for the 40 Euro.
    Greetings, Uli

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