Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2003 09:16:20 -0600
From: "Walt Kienzle" <wkienzlenopsam.net>
Subject: Re: change head unit?


I think Saab went to Harmon-Kardon radios around 1993. Your 1997 model is likely to have a different connector(s) than the one that works with the Crutchfield part. "Jack McCullough" <jmccullnopsamphia.net> wrote in message news:jYqIb.9225$Vv2.4058874nopsam1.news.adelphia.net... > Thanks, Walt. I have a 1997, and the current stereo just says Saab, so I > don't know what kind it is. > > > "Walt Kienzle" <wkienzlenopsam.net> wrote in message > news:bss6rf012q9nopsams2.newsguy.com... > > I also replaced my head unit. I have a Blaupunkt radio with MiniDisc and > > used the second DIN slot for an in-dash CD changer. It works great and > > Crutchfield included the connector that let me plug right into the wiring > > harness. > > > > You didn't mention what year 9000 you have. I heard that the wiring > harness > > changed for the models with the Harmon-Kardon radio; the Crutchfield part > > (from what I have heard) only fits 9000's equipped with Clarion radios. > I'm > > not sure that Crutchfield is even aware of this difference and are likely > to > > say that their connector fits all 9000's. > > > > Walt Kienzle > > 1991 9000T > > > > "Bill Jackson" <wjacksonnopsamesterdotrr.com> wrote in message > > news:pogIb.94653$JW3.58407nopsamter.nyroc.rr.com... > > > Yea, it's pretty easy to do. If you've got the equalizer it won't work, > > of > > > course. The easiest way to do it is to buy a wiring harness from > > > Crutchfield.com that you connect up to your new radio that lets you plug > > > right into the car harness. That way, all of the wiring is done in a > way > > > that won't damage the car in case you want to put the old radio back in > > AND > > > you're doing it on a bench instead of tryign to wire stuff inside the > > dash. > > > > > > I did this on my 90 9000 and it worked great. (in fact, it was a JVC CD > > > player) > > > > > > > > > "Jack McCullough" <jmccullnopsamphia.net> wrote in message > > > news:gM5Ib.8555$Vv2.3762395nopsam1.news.adelphia.net... > > > > I have been thinking of trading out the factory cassette/radio in my > > 9000 > > > > for my JVC CD/radio, mainly so I can listen to CD's. Does anyone have > > any > > > > thoughts about whether this is feasible and/or a good idea? I haven't > > been > > > > super impressed with the Saab radio, although I do like the sound > system > > > > (mainly speakers). I know I could also add a changer to the trunk, but > > it > > > > seems less convenient. > > > > > > > > Also, will the antenna motor go up when I turn on an aftermarket head > > > unit? > > > > > > > > Thanks. > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > -- > > > > "More weight." > > > > Giles Corey, 1692 > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >

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