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Old 16th March 2004
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Default Clarion CD/Cassette Player U.S.A. to Ireland???

Hi there
I need an original Clarion Cassette player for my 1987 900S. I want to put back the original look on the dash. The guy I bought the car from put an ugly Sony CD player into it which doesn't fit properly either. I have seen some nice original Clarion/Saab radio cassette players on eBay but have read somewhere that the radio will not work due to the U.S. using a different system of frequencies. Is this true and if so how can I get around it without spending a fortune?

Thanks for your help
Quann
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The US and Japan do use a different set of frequecies, you can get "mods" for this on some head units, but I think you're better off finding a nice new non-ugly head unit over here.
try www.caraudiodirect.com or www.cel-direct.com
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Don't think it will work as the U.S.A. use +ve earth and Europe use -ve earth but if I am wrong someone will point it out.:wink:
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I'm pretty sure you can get it to change. The US uses a different frequency system than Europe, but I think in the manual that comes with the car it says how to switch between the two frequency systems. As I recall from ready about changing frequencies its just a matter of holding down a button or two for a few seconds to get the unit to shift to the different frequency sets. Might be worth a look.
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But don't forget the excise duty you'll get charged when it comes into Ireland. This has privatised recently so almost everything coming is now charged. Make sure you get a receipt shipped with the radio for the excise official!
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Some stuffy British excise official I suspect?

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Ah no. We have our own now...
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LOL :wink:
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Bloody 'ell

I have the whole kit from an 1988 Saab 900T. Cassette head unit and EQ for the lower. All works great. Let me know if your luck doesnt change, and I will help you out if I can!

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