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  1. 1999 Saab 9-3 SE 6 speaker: Replacement head unit causing low stock amp volume

    NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    The years took their toll on my stock speakers and head unit so I ordered some replacements. Purchased a Kenwood head unit, a pair of 6x9s for the hatch, and a pair of 6.5"s for the door speakers. Already installed the new head unit and 6x9s but my friend and I are having some issues with making...
  2. Adding 6-9's to 150w/7 speaker on 9-3ss '06

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi Everyone I have a 2006 9-3ss aero with ES3 and 150w 7 speaker system. I am hoping to upgrade the sound system and have been reading about Saba's guide to adding a new amp and speakers. What would happen if I just spliced some speaker cable into the outputs from Amp1 to the doors. The cable...
  3. How to install aftermarket amp

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi everyone, Is there a way to install an aftermarket amp to the existing radio, the 7 speakers setup, to at lease power properly my 6x9 that i've put in. This optic fiber thing and poor audio is driving me nuts! Also, I've read here that 4 ohms 6.5 speakers plugged in the 2 ohms AMP1 could...
  4. Aftermarket amplifier instalation

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I am installing an aftermarket amp in the trunk of my car to power a subwoofer. Where is a good place to wire the line out converter? I know most connect right outside amp 1 or inside the front door speakers. Thanks for the help!
  5. Adding An Amp For New Rear 6x9s

    9-5 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    So I am in the process of doing some slight upgrades to the h/k system. Currently I am trying to get some better bass out of the 6x9s. I bought some replacements, CDT cl-69 subs. They sound amazing, but clearly need more power than the stock amp can supply. I've been reading the threads on...
  6. Ideas for Subs on 9-3

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Please i wanna get some ideas before i actually move forward in making one. feel free to post your pictures of your system :)
  7. desperate for 02 9-3 SE audio help

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Alright so im new here, ive been browsing the forums for awhile now looking for a fix to my problem but havnt been able to find anything of much use. I recently purchased a used 2002 9-3 se with, i believe, the premium audio system (2 door subs powered by separate amp) well the head unit on it...
  8. Rear Seat Heat Switch as toggle switch for amp

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello, I have an unused rear seat heat switch. Can I rig that up as a toggle switch for the amp? If so, how? I think it has about 5 prongs.
  9. Radio/amp1 major issues

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I know that there are hundreds of posts about this type of thing, but here is my story and any insight would be greatly appreciated. I have a 2004 Saab 9-3 linear. About a month ago I left the drivers side window down and of course it rained all night long. Of course the next morning i get...
  10. Speaker Issues

    9-5 Workshop
    Before anyone chastises me, I am fully aware that there are plenty of threads concerning the speakers in the 9-5 :D With that said, I have recently blown my center speaker and rear passenger shelf speaker. I know many have replaced these with infinity speakers, however they are very pricy and...
  11. Adding subs and amp to '04 93 Arc

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey guys, Just curious if anyone else has had this experience when installing subs and amp into their Saab. I'm putting 2 JL Audio 10" and I'm powering them with a JL Audio 500/1. My issue has been subs cutting out. I can run them for say an hour or so on occasion and they will then turn off...
  12. '08 Conv Audio Upgrades

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    First time poster on SC and on my third Saab (previously owned a '99 9-5 and '01 9-5 wagon). I recently acquired a 2008 2.0T Convertible with the base GM HU, 150W/7 speakers. I was shocked to find such a bad unit in the car, given that my '99 had a really nice HK system as the base setup. It...
  13. Speaker Outage

    9-5 Workshop
    Looking for tips for troubleshooting a new issue that occurred today. While driving to lunch today I heard loud audible noises coming from my right front speaker. The noise surged in and out like feedback. Once it went away on its own and a second time after power cycling the radio. It has...
  14. Speaker upgrade from 4 speaker system

    Audio, Video, Navigation & Security
    Hi, I have a 9-3 Aero SS 2003 model and looking to upgrade the poor sound. I have the 7 speaker system and looking at 2 options: a) Either straight to the 6x9’s off a new amp. b) Upgrade left / right dash speakers and change the front door speakers. Which out of the 2 would give me the...
  15. CD changer.. Icm failure.. no power to doors??

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    so due to my broken regulators (driver and passenger) my car way left with open windows during a HORRIBLE rain storm. Result.... No power to the drivers side door, speakers sounded TERRIBLE (now i have no speakers at all)... radio (upgraded ICM2) would work only at given points and now will...
  16. HELP ! INSTALLATION TROUBLE WITH MY 02' 9-3 TURBO and 2 10'' SUBS AND AMP!

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    ok well basically i have the same issue as OMG its a lion except i got 2 10'' TMA subs with a 600 watt amp.im new to the whole audio installation thing but ive been doing a extensive amount of research andhave a slew of questions.first off i got an 02 Saab 9-3 turbo so im not familiar with the...
  17. How to: Installing an Amp power cable Directly from your battery.

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Right, finally Sabas guide is back up, and it’s awesome. However I’m not a fan of running my power off the 30amp supply in the back, it just doesn’t seem right to me. So here’s my how to guide to install a power cable from the battery, to the boot. 1. Get all your wiring and stuff...
  18. Everything vibrates now

    9-5 Workshop
    Last week I wired my stock system for an aftermarket amp so I could put some subs in. The work went well. I had a Sony Sub amp (x-plod xm-1s) just sitting around from a previous dream. http://www.crutchfield.com/S-dd6ou2fLeGy/p_158XM1S/Sony-Xplod-XM-1S.html It's a tiny little amp and it's...
  19. Installing Amp and front componet speakers.

    9-5 Workshop
    hey guys, i decided it was time to scrap the as3 sound system in my 9-5 and go for something a little better. never done audio work on a saab before though so ive run into a few questions maybe someone can help. -wheres the best place to run 4 gauge wire through the firewall -clean placement of...
  20. Saab 2004 9-3 Linear - amp search

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi there! I'm new to the board and a new Saab owner!! I bought a 2004 9-3 Linear that has (at least the dealer told us) a bad/blown amp, and because of this the radio does not work. He said that they are about $300 from the dealership but I wanted to see if anyone knew of another place (or...
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