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  1. Steering wheel controls with aftermarket head unit

    Audio, Video, Navigation & Security
    New Saab owner here! With some (great) difficulty, I've just finished installing an Android head unit, new amp and speakers in my partner's 9-3 convertible. I'm hoping to get the existing steering wheel controls working with the new head unit, but given how tightly-integrated the EHU, ICM and...
  2. Part Quality by Manufacturer

    C900 Workshop
    In shopping for valves for a head rebuild, I find, for example, that EEuroParts offers three variants: SAAB Intake Valve - Genuine SAAB 30546916, made in UK, $18.24 ea SAAB Intake Valve - TRW 10535500, made in Deutschland, $08.49 ea SAAB Intake Valve - Intervalves 9165580, made in Thailand...
  3. Aftermarket dash speakers for a 9-5?

    Audio, Video, Navigation & Security
    I have the WIS and can see what it says regarding size and ohms. The prestige is said to have: left/right dash = 2.5 inch / 2.5 ohms center dash = 2.5 inch / 5.9 ohms Why the difference, I honestly don't know. Has anyone replaced these before with aftermarket that was a direct fit (no...
  4. Exhaust upgrade

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I'm having trouble finding info on upgrading my exhaust on my 1996 900s 2.3. I'm just looking to do a different muffler with a little better sound. I'm not sure what size Inlet I need and adapters. Figured someone out there has done this to a 900s 2.3. I also was thinking about doing a resonator...
  5. Aftermarket DIC Unit

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi, I have a 20019-3 SE. I have had problems with the DIC unit ever since I got my car. Each time the check engine light comes on and I receive codes saying that there are cylinder misfires (codes such as P0304 and P1334). I have replaced the DIC 4 separate times. Each replacement unit has been...
  6. 9-3 2002 Aftermarket Stereo Install

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    A few years ago I installed an aftermarket stereo in my SAAB. It is the Kenwood KDC-BT318U. When I removed the stock stereo unit, it came with three harnesses. Using a part that was recommended or given to me (I don't remember) I was able to convert two of these harnesses into a single set of...
  7. Can't seem to find any vented aftermarket hoods...

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Having trouble finding an aftermarket hood that's well vented. Anyone know some sites I should know about? Thanks for any info you can provide.
  8. Aftermarket Stereo Help

    Audio, Video, Navigation & Security
    I just bought my 2008 9-3 to replace my 2002 9-5 the other day and after purchase I found a curious thing in my trunk. I'm told it's am amp and there's tons of wiring heading in and out of it so the system was heavily upgraded. I had planned to replace the stereo in this car as I never had that...
  9. shifter modifications

    9-5 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    I've been eyeballing the taliaferro short shift kit and it started to make me think, would it be possible to (in addition to shortening the throw with the ss kit) shorten the height and fit an aftermarket knob? Of course I would sew a new boot to fit the shortened shifter. The main thing...
  10. Maximum Wheel Width?

    9-5 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    I will be moving into a 2007 9-5 aero soon. Id like to buy some quality aftermarket wheels for it but would like a little wider wheel than the usual 7.5 inch that i find most 17/18 inch wheels in. The only wide wheels ive seen were 17 inch ASA wheels on a 9-5 aero with some 255 wide tires on...
  11. Speaker Help in 2008 Aero Convertible...Please

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi, I finally decided to start upgrading my car audio system. I had a Pioneer AVIC-Z150bh head unit professionally installed and thought I knew about the speaker set-up in my car after scouring the saab forums, but apparently not! I purchased Boston Acoustics se45 for the center dash...and...
  12. For Sale: One BNIB Boston Acoustics se45 4.5" Coaxial center dash speaker

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    BA se45 4.5" Pending PU / 2 more speaker sets up for sale Hi, I am installing a brand new complete aftermarket audio system in my 2008 Aero convertible. I read many forum comments about the center dash speaker...and decided to replace mine as well. I purchased the BA se45 set but only need...
  13. Clarion DD Headunit crazy idea, possible?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    After looking through the endless amount of posts regarding the audio in our saabs I feel like I have a great idea but feel like it would be too easy. For starters I have a 1997 900se with the 6 speaker system and have began to upgrade the previously 100% stock speakers. I have ordered MTX 6.5...
  14. Aftermarket Exhaust system 2003 saab 9-3 2.0t

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey everybody, I'm new to saabcentral but I've been visiting your site for a couple of months now and it has helped me a lot. I have a question for you.. it's about changing the exhaust system in my 9-3 2.0t linear first of all, is it possible? Secondly where to find it? I've looked at so many...
  15. 2005 9-3 Stereo went out?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Well I have a problem and I was hoping to get some advice from you guys, especially the car audio gurus. I got an iPod cord installed in my 9-3 about 2 months ago. One that would charge the iPod, not like using the regular auxiliary port. So local car audio place installed it, and I was good...
  16. Wanted: Resonator and Mufflers 2006 9-3 Aero

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    Would take the whole system together or pieced apart. Resonator is more important. Can put universal or aftermarket mufflers on. Thanks Will pay more for complete system, I don't really want to pay cross country shipping with this. (chicago, IL)
  17. Aftermarket Rim Help?!?

    9-5 Workshop
    I want to purchase some aftermarket rims for my 2001 95, but the stock lug nuts are way to big to fit on most rims. Does anyone know of a website that would show me special rims for SAABs? Or if you have aftermarket rims, what brand are they, and how did you get them to fit? I just want some...
  18. Pioneer avh-1400 in 03 arc

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So I'm going to be attempting to get this system running within the next 24 hours. As the title says I bought an avh-1400dvd. It's basically a 5.8" double din dvd cd. 3 amp outs. basically I hassled Best Buy into giving it to me for 255 and since you can adjust all the colors I liked the fact...
  19. LSJ mods that may work on 2.0t/T

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Soo, after seeing bratboy successfully install our b207r into the supercharged balt ss and my excess of free time due to a broken back and not much else to do I've been looking at mods that may work on our car. I think some of these with the addition of an ECU flash may be a nice way to broaden...
  20. Wanted: 2006 Saab 9-3 aero Mufflers

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    Need the 9-3 aero mufflers. Previous owner has it straight piped. Just annoying when you want it to not be loud. Like to be around 100$