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Old 14th July 2010
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Hey guys. I'm a new Saab owner. Defentally not my last. I purchased a 1995 900se with the 2.5 V-6 and Manual Trans. I have noticed that the car is needing random things to get it where i want it. I had to order a factory radio because the previous owner ran over it. (yeah i know) I noticed when i was replacing the ACC Temp sensor in the dash and realized its missing the AMP. Does it need the amp and if so how do i know what type to get?

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Welcome to the forum Jacob. To be honest, the first ting that I would do with your car is to verify that the timing belt and idlers have been changed. IIRC, the recommended interval is 80-k to 100-k miles. But if your car has less miles, you should still worry because of the age of the belt. This is an interference engine which means if the cams stop turning and the crank continures t turn, one or more pistons will be striking the open valves. Thre have been lots of threads about this problem, but with the search feature inhibited, you might not know about it. Again, welcome to the forum... Ron
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Many Xs on what Ron wrote.
The single most important thing is the condition of the timing belt system. These can be troublesome, if ignored, as far too many owners are prone to do..
The "AMP"?
On this, I am not sure at all...But at least he did not run over the radio with it still installed in the car.....I trust.
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Thanks guys...this isnt my first used car...but i was lucky that the previous owner did switch the belts and stuff out along with all the fluids about 25K ago. I did find out after researching more last night the guy had installed a aftermarket radio in the dash and thats why the previous factory was ran over, which i have but looks real sad lol.

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Fortunately, factory radios and amps usually go pretty cheap on eBay, but make sure that you get the cable that connects the two. If the seller doesn't have the radio code, just take the radio down to your local dealer and they can look it up.
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I bought a used radio (with the code) on eBay for $50 shipped. It was a good deal.

Just be aware that the amp only powers the 6.5" speakers in the door, so if the previous owner installed an aftermarket unit, the wiring had been modified... Ron
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Ron, Thanks for that info I had no idea thats what it was for. What powers the rear speakers?

Does anyone know what this cable looks like?

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