Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 17:03:06 +0000 (UTC)
From: H. <>
Subject: Re: Replace '96 model 900 series tape/radio player

The most important issue IMHO is that the Saab audio unit integrates with the SID (The screen above it with temp/date etc) so removing it will lose you some functionality......... Otherwise, have a look at - there is a large article there about doing audio alterations and upgrades. >New to this group but am expecting delivery of my first Saab next week >(a '96 year UK 900) - hurrah! > >Anyways, I see that it has a factory-fitted radio/cassette player which >is very well integrated into the dash. It has four (what I presume to be) >fitment holes at each corner of what appears to be a 'double height' >radio/cassette player (double height in comparison to the standard after >market radio/cassette/CD units from places like Halfords). > >Therefore the questions are: > >(1) Can the standard unit be removed with relative ease? How? > >(2) Is there some form of blanking plate or facia 'adaptor' available to > allow fitment of an after-market radio/slot-CD unit? > >(3) Is a standard audio unit fitment plug used by Saab to disconnect the > existing unit wires and allow simple connection of replacement one? > >(4) Did Saab make a retro-fit single-slot CD/radio player which would > suit the surrounding grey better? If so, does anybody know if there > are any still available and from where in the UK and how much? Or > even better; has anybody got a second hand one available? (I may > stop being lazy and seek this via breakers yards ;-) > >Thanks for helping a newbie... > >Nick

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