Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1999 23:32:24 GMT
From: (Scott A. Stratmoen)
Subject: Re: CD Changer for 9-5 Wagon

In article <7rj9oe$>, says... > Also spracht Craig Rode <>: > > > Check on Clarion. I don't know about current models, but I have a 96 900 SE > > and I found out that Clarion made the CD Changers for Saab at that time. > > But no longer, AFAIK, all changed for the new 1999 models (ie, the > 9-3, 9-5, 9-5 wagon, 9-3 convertible and the Viggen). All of these use a > Saab proprietary control system, probably at the insistence of Saab/GM to > help keep audio sales "in the family". However, if anyone can find a > converter for that 13 pin din, do let me know. Again, all AFIAK. I think that this was already discussed in this news group but in any case.... The Saab changer sits on the car's I-bus along with the head unit, etc. Commands from the head unit are sent as data packets over the I-bus to the changer. Given that the I-bus protocol is unique to Saab this means that no simple adapter cable will allow one to connect a non-Saab changer to the car (a non-trival bit of electronics will be required between the I-bus and the off the shelf changer). Thus at this time the ONLY option is purchase the Saab changer. Period.

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