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Hello I am new here so I am sorry if I am posting this in the wrong area. I recently bought a 2003 Saab 9-3 Linear and i'm looking to upgrade the stereo equipment, and the stereo deck. My problem is that on crutchfield.com, they recommend not replacing the stereo deck because once done you lose your audible safety alerts, which is a feature I do like having. Is there a way for me to make it so I still have the safety alerts with a new stereo deck? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
 

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welcome to SC..the MY03 9-3 sedan was not designed to fit aftermarket units ,due to the fact it use the MoST fibre optic loop for the audio and other systems..what you see in the dash is the control panel,the actual ehu is located behind the acc/mcc control panel.1st port of call would be to upgrade the speakers..sizes are dash l/r 3.5" rear shelf 4" and doors 6.5",the dash/rears are 4 ohms and the doors 2 ohms..
 

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You can put the new deck in place of the cd player. rewire the speakers from the new deck, except the center. Have the left front speaker wiring that was wired to the EHU be rewired to the center so you don't lose your chimes and such. The center sucks anyways.
 

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Are the speakers in the door really 6.5"? wow I almost bought 3.5" for the doors because of what I have read on other websites. I do plan on upgrading the speakers, but I was going to upgrade the ones in the back first. Do you think I should upgrade another set of speakers instead?

That's great that I can do it through the CD player though because that's where I intended to install it. Seems like putting it where the AC and all that are would be pretty difficult. Thank you very much.
 

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Front dash are 3.5. Replace those immediately. Center is 4". I'd just have the EHu left front channel run it so you don't lose chimes. Doors are 6.5 and are 2 ohm if keeping stock setup. Rear deck is 4" and are attenuated to lower output. If keeping stock stereo don't bother replacing these. If aftermarket deck, go for it.
 
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