A friend of mine from another Saab dealer sent me one of the retractable cargo nets (P/N 400130415) for the 9-5 Sportcombi as an early birthday present, so I took about an hour last night fitting/installing it. Unfortunately, I have a problem taking pictures of the actual installation process, and only got one of the final fit, but I have to say it was very easy. Altogether, I spent just under an hour.
The basic idea behind the install is:
-Remove the carpeted plastic back piece from the left rear seat (60% split.)
-Cut out two holes that are pre-marked on the inside of the plastic. (This part was sort of a pain for me because I used a utility knife, I'd recommend to anyone else doing this to use a Dremel to save time and have cleaner cut-outs.)
-Refit back piece to the seat and install the mounting slide rails for the net/cassette. (The hardware includes: 2 black plastic trim rings to fill the cut-outs, 2 aluminum rails that match up with two rails on the cassette, and 4 T30 screws that go into cage nuts that were installed in the seat from the factory.)
I'll take some more pictures tonight and add them, maybe it'll be useful to someone else thinking about doing this, the scans for the instructions are also available on SaabDocs, just reference the part number I listed above.
Download here: Saab 400130415 cargo net install instructions.pdf
Seat-back attachment rails
Cassette attachment rails
Cassette installed on seatback
Seat-back raised/locked showing cassette installed in lowered position
Ceiling mounting points for net. There are two sets of these feet behind and above the front seats and behind and above the rear seats.
Demonstrated in use behind back seats