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Old 26th September 2006
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My 2006 9-3 conv., has the nav/radio, anyone know how hard it would be to replace that with a Pioneer nav/radio. I don't think I could use the current amp, but any reason why the current speakers can't be used? Any web sites where they show you what the wire colors are? Thanks
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why would you want to replace it?
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It's not user friendly, no bluetooth, no sat radio, at least other mfg. allow you to upgrade their systems. Plus the data it has is limited, no street names, and I really don't like it, but they make it hard to replace that's for sure.
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My 2006 9-3 conv., has the nav/radio, anyone know how hard it would be to replace that with a Pioneer nav/radio. I don't think I could use the current amp, but any reason why the current speakers can't be used? Any web sites where they show you what the wire colors are? Thanks
Not possible. It is All MOST fiber connected. the only way is to duplicate the wiring and have a flip out screen instead of the 6CD. It is not worth it.

Get a TEL1 bluetooth instead and you can get a Saab custom Satradio via Aux In....looks nice, it goes instead of the shelf under 6CD...
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The best i've seen is a flip-out monitor dvd/stereo mounted where the cd player is. From what I understand your aftermarket stereo has to be completely independant of the stock system (with the exception of the speakers i think).

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the only way is to duplicate the wiring and have a flip out screen instead of the 6CD. It is not worth it.
Personally I think thats the best way to do aftermarket sound/nav/etc in any car. I love music and I drive a lot. So to me it's definitely worth it. Some people drop a couple grand on suspension or engine mods, I choose stereo. The only thing my system will have in common with the car is a connection to the battery.

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Today I disconnected, the CD player, amp(which I assume is the piece attached to the top of the CD), and the radio. Problem was the vehicle would not turn over, so I reconnected everything back, it started fine, tried again, and the sysatem has to wired in, for it too start. Any one have suggestions ideas, etc, or I'm doing something wrong, thanks
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