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  1. Amp 1 issues

    Audio, Video, Navigation & Security
    I bought my 04 9-3 about two years ago and the previous owner had looped the fiber optics due to a failed amp 1, I’m getting tired of how it’s sounding and I bought a decent used amp but I’m wondering if I can possibly unloop the fiber optics and just put them back into the wiring harness? I...
  2. No Sound - Driver's Side Speakers

    Audio, Video, Navigation & Security
    I have a 2003 Saab 9-3 Vector with the Prestige 300 sound system - so 13 speakers total. Like most others, I think the sound quality is ok and the fiberoptic amps are dumb. I'm fairly familiar with the system, so I'm aware of the AMP 1 problems, as well as using the power button to fade to one...
  3. AMP1 issue, crackling front speakers

    Audio, Video, Navigation & Security
    Hello everyone, I have a problem with audio, AMP1 probably. Here's on camera: (sorry for youtube video not in tags, i am not allowed to post links yet) I was at several audio services and nobody could help me. Last "audio magician" had replaced the capacitors in...
  4. Repaired my Amp1 - spent one buck!!!

    Audio, Video, Navigation & Security
    Hi everybody First of all, let me apologize for my english. I'm Italian and i live in Italy, and while I can easily read english I'm very rarely required to WRITE in English, so expect several gross mistakes. My 93 Aero V6 has just reached the 10 years mark, being one of the first ever sold. I...
  5. Your Amp1 may not be dead - fixed popping noise!

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    After 5 months, new 6.5" speakers, 2 different amp1 units, and new EHU, I finally figured out what the problem with my door speakers were. It hit me after I had 2 different amps giving the EXACT same 'popping noise' in the door speakers. Turns out there was something wrong with the wires going...
  6. Radio Not Working - 2006 9-3 Arc

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello - I am new to the forum and been looking at Saabs the past couple months. I have come across a 2006 9-3 Arc with a non-functioning radio. I have read about Amp 1 failing and looked online to see that part is about $900. Any suggestions on other possible fixes for a non functioning radio...
  7. 2003 9-3 2.0t Door speakers issue

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello, I'm new to this site and also very new to speakers and electrical components of a saab. I started noticing issues with the sound coming out of my front door speaker when my car was left in the garage untouched for about 5 months. The battery was completely drained, had to get a new...
  8. Wanted: NEED AMP 1 ASAP Nj ny

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    Amp 1 needed ASAP in ny nj area. (2003 saab 93) Let me hear what you have :) thx
  9. Bad bass comming out from new 2 ohm 6.5

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi, I have a 2005 9-3 linear with the 7 speakers setup. I have the car for a month now and I really love it, except for the sound system right now. I've spent alot of time on the forums trying to figure out what was the best option to upgrade the poor quality oem speakers. So far I've installed...
  10. need pic of amp1 internal fiber optics

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    i pulled my amp1 to see if i could bypass, seems like it isn't the amp1 i don't see any light from the fibers. if anyone has any ideas on that i would appreciate it. what i really need is a pic of the fibers connecting to there respective ports
  11. Wanted: 2005 SAAB 9-3 Amp 1 underneath passenger seat

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - UK & Europe
    Hello there all, Wonder if anyone has an amp 1 which goes underneath the passenger seat to fit a 2005 SAAB 9-3 vector 1.8t car as mine is not working any more. Am happy to meet the cost of posting or costs towards the amp 1 Please PM me with details Kind regards, Dilli_b
  12. Please help new Saab owner-Fiber Optics

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I just bought my first Saab its a 2003 9-3 and I love it but its a work in progress. My radio doest work along with my turn signal noises. Everything lights up but no noise. I know the main culprit is the amp1. But before I could even try to bypass it i saw the there isn't any light coming from...
  13. Inside Amp1 and Amp2

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    2006 Saab 9-3. My rear 6X9 began making a strange thumping noise, then a day later my stereo cut out completely (i.e. display won't even turn on). When that happened my turn signals stopped making noise. Checked the fuses and they are fine. I then pulled both Amp1 and Amp2. Photos below. A...
  14. Stereo - Weird Rhythmic Thumping Noise

    Audio, Video, Navigation & Security
    A loud rhythmic thumping noise occurs when my stereo is on that drowns out the radio. - I have the factory stereo system in a 2006 saab 93t -Occurs when the unit is on (i.e. radio or CD), volume of thumping (loud) does not vary if the radio is turned up or down - It did this once before for...
  15. Instructions for AMP1 bypass - I need them

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    My AMP1 under my driver's seat is out. Can anyone out there please provide me with some good instructions on how to run a bypass? Someone please help, sick and tired of no radio. Thanks!
  16. alternator and AMP1 issues?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    While driving over the weekend (2003 arc) I got the following three messages "abs brake", "traction control" and "Stability control", followed shortly by "gearbox malfunction" (with no apparent loss of any of the functions), then the radio and SID went out (as well as turn singal sounds). After...
  17. Noob radio needs attention :(

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Ive read many forums about the difficulty with the Saab fiber optic cabling and I swear it's turning out to be a nightmare...or is it? Problem is I have 2 door speakers that used to work but were popping and cracking and if I turned the volume/bass up too far the sound was unbearable. Now...
  18. 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...
  19. Radio stopped working RESOLVED!

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    My radio and all the noise from turn signals just stopped working a couple of months ago. I have read everything I could find about it and most posts said it's the Amp1 that is gone. I checked the Amp1 but didn't see anything (just did an ocular review of it!) wrong. I checked all fuses for the...
  20. Saab Amp1 question

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    OK i have a 2003 9-3 Linear and the 2 front speakers and the 2 deck speakers are working. I have looked at the door speakers and deck speakers and the were upgraded at one time. I had also looked into putting a sub in my car and then realized since the door speakers dont work then the sub wont...