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  1. Choosing the right stereo

    Audio, Video, Navigation & Security
    Hey there guys and gals, I have an 03 9-5 Aero that I just recently purchased without a working stereo. Forgive me if this has been answered before I just haven’t quite found the info I am looking for. I want to purchase a touchscreen bluetooth apple car play stereo with wireless connectivity to...
  2. Barely audible on max volume as3

    Audio, Video, Navigation & Security
    Trying to figure out what is going on with my as3 stereo on 2000 Saab 9 5 aero 4door. -Everything works on the HU. -The SID says SID PROG on startup. -volume goes up and down except it only gets audible once it gets close to max?? -sounds good/clear with no pops through the speakers but...
  3. 2004 9-3 No SID or Radio

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey guys, I was wondering if I could ask for your help in diagnosing problems with my 2004 Saab 9-3's SID and radio. I don't know much about cars except for a general idea on how they run and where to turn my wrench. I bought this Saab a while back and the SID and radio didn't work. I had no...
  4. Amp installation: can I drill here in the trunk?

    9-5 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    Hi all, I'm upgrading the sound system in my 2003 9-5 Aero wagon. There's so much room in this car! I yanked out the SAAB Park Assist control units, and now I have this relatively flat area between the rear seats and the depression for the spare tire where I'd like to mount my two amps. See...
  5. Radio shutting off issue

    Audio, Video, Navigation & Security
    I have a 2005 9-3 arc, it has a random issue with the radio. It will randomly go out, audio and the lighting in the radio both go out. It’s like it completely lost power. It lasts about 4-5 seconds, then comes back on right where it was when it shut off. Sometimes it goes days without doing it...
  6. Linear to Arc head unit. Plug and play??

    Audio, Video, Navigation & Security
    I recently went from an 03' 9-3 ARC to an 05' 9-3 Linear. I liked the look of the head unit on the ARC and want to go to the pick and pull and grab one out of a wrecked car. Does anyone know if you can just swap them out? or does it mess with the fiberoptic loop? Thanks in advance for any help!!
  7. Radio Button Peeling/Chipping - any fix?

    9-5 Workshop
    Good morning all. Reaching out to see if there are any updates on how to repair/replace the buttons that chip and peel for our radios. Last update on here was 2015 from what I found in a search and there wasn’t a resolution. I can’t figure out what buttons they used from GM to put together the...
  8. OG93 > 2008 93. It's like living in the future. Also: Hi, here are my projects!

    New Member Introductions
    Hi all, Long-time lurker, first-time poster. My beloved Sun Green OG93 finally died (RIP to a modern classic :cry:) but I'm now the proud owner of a 2008 (57 plate) 9-3 Vector 1.8t! It's a whole new world. It had its first test the night I bought it - driving my parents to the airport in at...
  9. CDConnect Bluetooth VS Aux

    Audio, Video, Navigation & Security
    So, I love my 2003 Saab Arc 9-5 3.0t, but I'm sick of playing music through the cassette aux player, I've looked online and there's many options, installing an Android or touch screen Double DIN, or installing the Saab Nav thing, or doing some gypsy magic behind the dash and hooking up an Aux...
  10. 6 3/4 speaker in door: difficulty?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    Simple question that may yield some not-so-simple answers: how hard is it to put a 6 3/4" speaker in the 9-3 door (given that the stock speakers are 6 1/2"). Is it as "simple" as tapping out screw holes for the 6 3/4", or does it require removing some of the door frame? Are there other...
  11. 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...
  12. OG9-3 audio conundrum

    Audio, Video, Navigation & Security
    I have been having this problem with my stereo for some time now. was going to change out the system but don't have the money, so decided to try fixing it myself. so here is the problem. a few months back both front speakers went out. they would come back on from time to time, and then stop...
  13. SID and Audio Issues - 99 9-5

    9-5 Workshop
    I've looked around and have been unable to find a definitive answer. Hoping someone can point me in the right direction as I'm sure it's somewhere here on this forum. I have a 99 9-5 that I now use as a winter driver. I have owned it for about 10 years or so and have put on about 90,000 of it's...
  14. Saab 9-3 2005 bad radio

    Audio, Video, Navigation & Security
    Hello i just bought my second saab a couple months ago with a none working radio. I already tried replacing the amp under the driver side. The on butten is not stuck and don't know what to do. Thank you for your help
  15. Where can I find a single din stereo adapter for my '02 9-5 in the US?

    9-5 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    I've searched around on Google with no luck and most of the links I've found from this site are old/dead. I'm looking for a single din aftermarket stereo adapter for my 9-5. Unfortunately Crutchfield doesn't have them in stock. Ideally I'd want the tray above and stereo below. Right now I've...
  16. 9-3 2004 2.0T ES1-7 Stereo not working

    Audio, Video, Navigation & Security
    I have recently bought a saab (53) plate in the UK. This is my first saab ever, so im just figuring out slowly how different everything is in these cars lmao. My turn signals and parking sensors make no sound & the stereo wont turn on, CD changer works.. but the power-on knob doesn't do...
  17. Looking for resources

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hey guys, anyone know where I can get a service manual in PDF for a 2002 9-3 SE? Also I'm looking for a detailed wiring diagram of the stereo circuit. My Amp is blown and I want to bypass it to get the door speakers back. Thanks!!
  18. 2006 9-5 - Android Double Din install

    Audio, Video, Navigation & Security
    UPDATE 3/28/16: If you want to wait until I get my Connects2 SWC adapter and lead before going forward, that's recommended. I'll update here when I get it installed. My guess is that it will replace the Spiral Audio harness. I'll have still used the cage from Spiral and fascia but if I can...
  19. Hey Y'all.Just bought a Saab Viggen

    New Member Introductions
    Hi, I just joined this forum because I just bought a 2000 9-3 Viggen. It is my very first car and I am very excited to get it on the road. It is parked in the drive way and ever since I bought the car, I go and sit in it everyday. haha. Anyway, the car was originally bought in Flordia then...
  20. Front Speakers not working in 2006 9-5

    Audio, Video, Navigation & Security
    I have the 7 speaker version with CD player, I think its the intermediate level stereo for the Vector, although I have the Linear with lots of upgrades. I recently noticed the front door speakers weren't working.. problem is I have no idea what the problem is. Does this stereo have the amp...