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: Navigation and monitors install


texan_saaber
30th August 2004, 09:16 PM
i just got my '02 9-5 aero wagon outfitted with a new stereo and navigation unit, along with two rear monitors. take a look at the front panel and the custom-made and dyed trim, it makes the unit look pretty darn close to stock!

http://www.geocities.com/capper43/frontpanel.jpg

here are close-up pictures (off and on) of the head unit and navi unit:

http://www.geocities.com/capper43/dash.jpg
http://www.geocities.com/capper43/dashon.jpg

here is a picture of one of the rear monitors, it was mounted onto the back of the driver's side seat:

http://www.geocities.com/capper43/rearmonitor.jpg
http://www.geocities.com/capper43/rearmonitoron.jpg

here is a picture of all the monitors on (with family guy):
http://www.geocities.com/capper43/allmonitorson.jpg

and finally, another awesome feature is that each monitor can have a different input. in this picture, the front passengers are watching family guy, the left rear passenger is playing xbox, and the right rear passenger is watching tv:

http://www.geocities.com/capper43/3differentinputs.jpg

now i need to refill my bank account :roll:

Simon
31st August 2004, 03:38 AM
Looks good, good job!

Buddhabman
31st August 2004, 04:35 PM
:D Nice AV system. I guess you can use the NAV as a getaway assistance for the bank you are gonna have to rob to pay off the system. ;-). Did you do it? What are the components?

Alex_W
31st August 2004, 04:52 PM
That looks like a nice install. Especially recessing the rear panels in the back of the front seats.
8)

Have you upgraded the speakers or running standards?

Alex

texan_saaber
1st September 2004, 07:11 PM
i am still using stock H/K speakers that came with the car, it's the upgraded version that comes with the aero touring package, i believe.

the front AV components are both pioneer, the head unit is a pioneer avh-p7500dvd, the nav unit is a pioneer avic-88dvd system. i must say, the nav system is pretty awesome. to find a restaurant or any other business, all you need is the telephone number, which you type in, and voila, your destination and route is set. it's much better than older nav units where you actually have to type in an address.

the rear tvs are accelevision 7" elites. actually i had never heard of accelevision till the guy at the store recommended them, but the picture quality on them is among the best i've seen, bar none. also, the monitors swivel, sorta like in airplane cabins, which is great considering the unique seats and headrests that saabs have.

and yea, it was a very tight fit, considering the supports in the seat. the monitors themselves are slimmer than most to begin with.

i also put in a av input and power inverter, too hook up just about any av equipment in the car.

total cost for everything was around $5K. :o

timmangMR2
23rd September 2004, 01:27 AM
HAHAHAHA I got the same squash air freshener!!! But it doesn't get rid of the stinky AC :cry:

texan_saaber
23rd September 2004, 11:47 AM
haha that's pretty funny! at first the air freshener was way too strong, so i always left the vent closed, but it's only been a couple months and now with the vent open you can hardly smell it anymore... :roll:

XAAMOTTOMAAX
23rd September 2004, 06:27 PM
Was any attention paid to retaining OnStar and telephone functionality?

texan_saaber
24th September 2004, 01:24 AM
no, actually i didn't bother to get the adapter to retain onstar or telephone capabilities. the way i see it, i can get it done later if i want. besides, the navi unit gives better directions than onstar, although the safety feature is nice.