Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2003 16:20:18 +0000 (UTC)
From: "murphwiz" <nutz76nopsamternet.comUHOH!>
Subject: Re: CD Changer Model Numbers


"Greg Hopp" <agghoppnopsamcomm.net> wrote in message news:9c2abbd2.0302231807.5494610cnopsaming.google.com... > "Patrick Fisher" wrote in message > - just bought a 2003 9-3 > > convertible and I'm interested in getting a CD changer, but > > would prefer not to pay $500 to Saab for a $150 piece of hardware. I > > noticed some posts a few days ago with model numbers for a '95, and I was > > hoping someone could clarify whether anything has changed since then or if > > the same model numbers would work in an '03. The car is pre-wired for a > > changer, but if I need any kind of adapter to install, that info would be > > good to know as well. > > Thanks in advance for any tips. > > > > Patrick > > Patrick, things have changed a lot and you cannot buy old changers for > use in your new Saab. I've been researching the same thing for my '00 > 9-3. Get yourself over to www.saabnet.com and find the 9-3 bulletin > board. Then do a search on audio, speakers, etc. In order to > maintain functionality with the steering wheel audio controls, you're > going to need an OEM Saab unit. Getting an FM airwaves changer is an > option, but you lose the integration w/ the steering wheel and end up > with an ugly faceplate to hide and FM quality reception. > There is now a sony adptor kit for keeping the steering wheel controls... but alas you must buy genuine changer to use with oem head unit -- ------------------------------------------------- Check out the alternative, non censored saab forums at: www.saabnet.com www.saabnet.com

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