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Date: Sat, 25 Nov 2000 14:54:49 -0800
Subject: Re: Replacement Stereo Help?

heh...i just had to pull on the face abit and it came out...I guess it wasnt locked in to begin with. There are two connectors on the factory stereo, one going to the amp and the other to the equalizer. Now, instead of cutting off those and splicing it together with my Blaupunkt, can I just buy a conversion kit or a connector? Something that I can slap on the back of my Blaupunkt and hook them up to the existing cables, which run to the amp and equalizer? Kimo Saaby wrote: > First thing you must do is to get the wire deal that will poke into those > holes. Call up a car stereo joint & ask if they'll give you one. If not, > try wires(clotheshanger?).... poke the 2 holes on each side at the same > time. Do the exact same thing on the other side with 2 more wires. Pull > the face forward. The unit should come out if you wiggle & wriggle it. > CAREFULLY pull it forward. Look at the wires. Don't rip 'em out. > Your Blaupunkt has a different wiring deal most probably. > If you are no good at this splicing/joining stuff, pay somebody to do it. > It should cost $25-$50. > If you can figure out the wiring a-ok* the rest should be a snap. > The replacement has a "box" that fits in there with ITS own little > wirey-pokey tool. > Just snaps in place. > You definitely DON'T have to remove the dashboard. > If you do, you're overlooking something obvious. > The Blaupunkt is a wise choice, it's a good unit (but I PERSONALLY think > the FADE from front to back needs more control.) > > - Brian Ladd > > * compare wiring diagrams because the colors don't necessarily mean the > same thing from brand to brand. > > wrote: > > > I recently bought an 87 900T, with a factory stereo which doesnt work. > > I have a replacement ready (Blaupunkt Houston), but I dont see how I'm > > supposed to remove the old one and put in the new one. The factory > > stereo seems to be removable (thats what the manual has holes > > on the face), but I dont have the hook things to remove it. Even if I > > did, I dont see how I would be able to put in the other one and fasten > > it to the firewall without completely removing the dash. BTW, this is > > my first Saab, so nothing is obvious to me at this point. Any help > > would be appreciated.

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