I agree. I walk through my apartment complex and see a hundred aftermarket CD players that a theif would rather steal! WHo would really want a saab factory radio with no display!? It would be way too much work for a theif to steal one, and then list it on Ebay, they are looking for a real cheap and easy buck. Plus, why would you steal it from a relatively secure car like a saab? My friends civic got broken into, the theif slim jimed the door, opened it up, took the radio, and even locked the door after he was done! Can't slim jim a saab too easily if it is dead-locked. And no, a theif probably won't want to break your window unless he really really wants what you have, or has complete solitude and time.stromer said:To elaborate a bit more, this divorcing is sopposed to be as a safeguard I soppose. The idea is that people wouldn't steal your radio because it has no value in another vehicle. So by implementing the divorcing process you are sopposed to be getting an added sense of security. This is a good idea in theory, but it seems to cause so many more problems than it was originally intended to reduce.
Thanks so much for that information. You're the first person I've found online that has the actual information right. Thanks a heap!!i haven't done this myself, but here's my understanding of how it works...
you need the VIN of the car the unit came from!!!! and a tech 2
1. Go into Audio System menu, and Divorce the current (old) radio, then detach it.
2. Go to DICE menu, and change the VIN # of the car to the VIN # of the new radio you are putting in.
3. Plug the new radio in, go to Audio System menu, then Divorce it, and detach it.
4. Go to DICE menu, and change the VIN # back to your car's VIN #.
5. Attach the new radio, go to Audio System menu, then Marry the new stereo, and that's it!
should be a DIY job if you have the tech 2. sounds from busaboy like the cost at a dealer is $100....
I've been told that you always have to divorce because the car can't have two radios married. Are you saying you can marry a divorced radio even if you didn't divorce the existing one?Actually you do not need to divorce old radio, if you are going to junk it.