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Old 30th March 2012
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So today i tackled on the project to replace my broken jalousie. I found what seemed to be the best instructions on how to do so.

Now for the truth, in the process of following the instructions, I ended up breaking a couple of small pieces such as tabs, my sport button and all. My shifter (auto) does not also feel the same after putting it back together. So my question is, does ANYONE HAVE GOOD INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO REPLACE THE JALOUSIE?

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it's not hard, there are some instructions in here that you can follow.

Take rubber surround from the shift plate off

take the torx screw out of the shifter handle, it's in front above the lock-out handle and is hard to find. Don't drop it!

separate the shifter pieces, unsolder the sport mode button (there is no connector)

take the circlip that holds the lockout handle on out, don't drop it! remove the handle

take the front of the shifter off, pull up.

take the shift plate out

change the pieces, reassemble in reverse. Tape or lightly glue the torx screw to the screwdriver in order to get it in. that's the hardest part.

The only thing that is a pain is that there is no connector on the sport mode button and you have to unsolder and resolder it. But you have to take the front part of the shift handle off since it's notched into the jalousie and makes it move.
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The instructions:

Removal of trim pieces is the same as replacing the light bulb that illuminates the gear selector bulb.

Click on the hyper link and scroll down the page until you see ALL the pics.

http://www.twinsaabs.com/9-5_repair/...?nsteps=1#lock

Removal of the gear selector handle

http://saabworld.net/f29/saab-9-5-ge...on-system-667/

Good Luck!
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What the hell is a Jalousie?
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What the hell is a Jalousie?
The black plastic piece that goes around the auto shifter - it slides with the shifter to cover the mechanicals inside. Breaks from time to time. I bought a new one and installed it by slitting the plastic and slid it around the shifter rather than taking everything apart. I can't even tell.
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Ahhhhhh.
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I bought a new one and installed it by slitting the plastic and slid it around the shifter rather than taking everything apart. I can't even tell.
Wow, good idea! I think I'm going to do that.
Where did you split it?
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I snipped it on one side where it would slide around the shifter (the narrow part). I can't take credit for the idea though. I probably read it here.
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Broken jalousie. Read that later yr 9-5 S button not soldered on. I have a 2005 -- can anyone confirm it is clipped & not soldered?
Do people recover and glue back the broken portion of jalousie ? Mine is from the lower end.
Any pics of walk through for cutting/fitting new jalousie to avoid soldering?
Thx!
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Hi,
I followed Vividly advice to cut the Jalousie at its narrow part (see pic).
I used a sharp knife, and it works perfectly.
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Europarts has this on long backorder. Is there any other place where I can get one?
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What the hell is a Jalousie?
I had that same question but I used the process of elimination and finally figured it out.

I sandwiched some brushes from a black brush into the shifter, looks like the E Brake opening.
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Europarts has this on long backorder. Is there any other place where I can get one?
Found it under another name - "Blind Cover." About $33 delivered.
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another question is how do you properly care for your jalousie so it doesn't break? replacing looks like a bear.
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I think the replacement will be easy enough using the "slit" method, but now I'm wondering if the piece that's missing is broken off but hidden from view towards the back end. If so, when I put the new one in, it won't have enough room to slide backwards. Any ideas about this?
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Found it under another name - "Blind Cover." About $33 delivered.

I had my jalousie/tambour broken by the driver at a car wash last week. Mine's a 9-3, but I keep being told it's impossible to replace the part. Where did you get yours and how long did it take?

Thanks!
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I had my jalousie/tambour broken by the driver at a car wash last week. Mine's a 9-3, but I keep being told it's impossible to replace the part. Where did you get yours and how long did it take?

Thanks!
Haven't bought it yet...waiting for my mechanic to decide what to tackle all at once. Here's an Ebay listing.... a little more expensive:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/251050480348...84.m1423.l2649

Can't recall the other places I found it, but if you can find a new shifter you'll find all the parts that go with it, and this part is sold separately.
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Haven't bought it yet...waiting for my mechanic to decide what to tackle all at once. Here's an Ebay listing.... a little more expensive:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/251050480348...84.m1423.l2649

Can't recall the other places I found it, but if you can find a new shifter you'll find all the parts that go with it, and this part is sold separately.
Thanks! I just made the purchase. I had also found it at a dealer in Georgia, where the parts manager told me about the new U.S. company that will be up and running this week to start the flow of parts from Sweden to the U.S. again. That would take at least another 10 days to 2 weeks and it was about $20.00 more.

I really appreciate the info and the assist.

Good luck to you as well!
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