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I think I am going to go for on the left had side of the boot, just to the right of the compartment which house fuse box (on the outside of course).

On the hollow carpet bit. Took a screw fine and feels secure enough
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I am going to be following Saba's guide, but just have 1 question. It was mentioned to tap into speaker wires going into amp under passenger seat.

This may be a silly question, so sorry, but for the adaptor in the boot which is for the 2nd Saab OEM upgrade amp, couldnt I just tap into these speaker wires? I know Saba's guide did say to tap into the power lead on this adaptor, but aren't these speaker wires within this adaptor too? This adaptor must also be coming from the factory head unit no?

1st pic on Saba's guide:

http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=175652
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I am going to be following Saba's guide, but just have 1 question. It was mentioned to tap into speaker wires going into amp under passenger seat.

This may be a silly question, so sorry, but for the adaptor in the boot which is for the 2nd Saab OEM upgrade amp, couldnt I just tap into these speaker wires? I know Saba's guide did say to tap into the power lead on this adaptor, but aren't these speaker wires within this adaptor too? This adaptor must also be coming from the factory head unit no?

1st pic on Saba's guide:

http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=175652
You can tap into those speaker wires if you like, but you'll get no sound, they not connected to anything.#
The plug they are in along with the power cable is for connecting into amp 2, so the ends you're lloking at are the outputs from the non-existant amp 2, the other ends of those cables lie somewhere around the parcel shelf awaiting connection to the 6x9s that come with amp2.
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As rqstd, pictures of my install.
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Nice install Swiss.
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You can tap into those speaker wires if you like, but you'll get no sound, they not connected to anything.#
The plug they are in along with the power cable is for connecting into amp 2, so the ends you're lloking at are the outputs from the non-existant amp 2, the other ends of those cables lie somewhere around the parcel shelf awaiting connection to the 6x9s that come with amp2.

Ok, thanks mate. I will only use the power cable from this plug then.
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Hello,

I'm replacing the stock speakers in my '05 9-3 linear and so far have replaced the dash ones with much nicer 3.5"s and am very please with the improved sound.

I want to replace the rears as well and was planning on replacing the 4" stock ones with 6x9s since there is a mounting hole that seemingly is made for that purpose. However I noticed that the top grille into the passenger compartment doesn't extend the length of the port into the trunk, so that some of the sound would seemingly be blocked by the rear shelf.

It sounds like some of you have indeed replaced the rear 4"s with 6x9s - did you just drop them in? Happy with the result??

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Hello,

I'm replacing the stock speakers in my '05 9-3 linear and so far have replaced the dash ones with much nicer 3.5"s and am very please with the improved sound.

I want to replace the rears as well and was planning on replacing the 4" stock ones with 6x9s since there is a mounting hole that seemingly is made for that purpose. However I noticed that the top grille into the passenger compartment doesn't extend the length of the port into the trunk, so that some of the sound would seemingly be blocked by the rear shelf.

It sounds like some of you have indeed replaced the rear 4"s with 6x9s - did you just drop them in? Happy with the result??

thanks
There are spots for both 4s and 6x9s. I left the factory 4s there and added 6x9s (well, 7x10s...same thing). I pulled the signal from the door speakers since they have a bass signal so you don't really miss much since bass is non-directional. The speakers mount from the bottom.
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Thanks Diggs you're right about the relative non-directionality of low frequencies, so I guess I was wondering about whether the 6x9 port was there only for a subwoofer.

The 4" speakers are in bad shape and replacing them with 6x9s should be a big step up since the efficiency is greater (and they'll be nicer, 10 years newer speakers) however like I said it's odd that the grille doesn't extend the whole way needed. I think I'll cut out some of the sheet metal after I remove the 4" speakers and center the 6x9s so they are entirely under the grille. I'll just need to make new screw holes for mounting. I was curious if anybody else had done something like this but didn't see it in any of the threads.
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Thanks Diggs you're right about the relative non-directionality of low frequencies, so I guess I was wondering about whether the 6x9 port was there only for a subwoofer.

The 4" speakers are in bad shape and replacing them with 6x9s should be a big step up since the efficiency is greater (and they'll be nicer, 10 years newer speakers) however like I said it's odd that the grille doesn't extend the whole way needed. I think I'll cut out some of the sheet metal after I remove the 4" speakers and center the 6x9s so they are entirely under the grille. I'll just need to make new screw holes for mounting. I was curious if anybody else had done something like this but didn't see it in any of the threads.
I don't think anyone has. The 13 speaker system has 6x9s there and they serve as bass only. That is likely why they didn't bother to have them fully open to the cabin. Unless you plan on sending them a full range signal I wouldn't bother. To be honest, the soundstage should come from the front of the car anyways.
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