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Old 6th September 2011
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is it possible to install a sub and amp in my 2003 saab 9-3 cuz every place i have gone they don't want to install it cuz they haven't install a system before in this type of car maybe it's cuz im the only one in my city with this type of car lol by the way do i have to install something in the stereo or i just connect from the battery to the speakers on the back? Any help will be appreciated ty.
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Take a look at this Sticky Saba’s ES2 150/7 Stereo Upgrade, OR 'How To Add Aftermarket Amps/Speakers to '03-'06
If you have any knowledge with car audio you ought to be able to tqake what you need from that thread and adapt it to suit your requirements
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another one..http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=175903
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ok ill check it out thx anyways
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i look at the links and wow it looks freaking hard to install and its the first system i bought to any car i had before.
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its actually not to bad, i did my install about two months ago. i hooked up two tens in the trunk and two bazooka tubes in the back seats, sounds great. if u run into any problems shoot me an message.
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its actually not to bad, i did my install about two months ago. i hooked up two tens in the trunk and two bazooka tubes in the back seats, sounds great. if u run into any problems shoot me an message.
iM TRYING TO BUT MY JL 12 AND AMP IN. tHEY SAY I NEED A CONVERTER TO RUN FF THE AMP IN FRONT TO RUN MY AMP FOR THE 12?
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iM TRYING TO BUT MY JL 12 AND AMP IN. tHEY SAY I NEED A CONVERTER TO RUN FF THE AMP IN FRONT TO RUN MY AMP FOR THE 12?
Follow the How To in the sticky. Also, need to know what year your car is. Please add it to my Saabs. Thanks.
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Nothing special about this, I've never had an aftermarket head unit with RCAs in any of my 1999+ SAABs, and have had a sub in all of them.

Use high level inputs on a HLI equipped amp, OR a high level input (+/- speaker) to RCA converter to send the signal to the amp (below). Most amps don't have HLI anymore, but a cheap converter does the trick just fine.

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_142LOC8...0.html?tp=2001

Honestly, it's simple. Just run the wires like you would any other amp, then using speaker wire, tap into the +/- wires on each side of the rears, plug in your RCA cable, adjust your gains, and you're done. Remember to plug your rear speakers back in.
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