Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2004 04:55:02 GMT
From: Harvey White <>
Subject: Re: I'll do anything to make the phone buttons work!

On 11 Feb 2004 17:56:25 -0800, (SFW) wrote: >I'm the new "owner" (it's actually a company car) of a 2004 Saab 9-3 >Aero Convertible. > >First I think the car is great. It's been 70ish degrees in Southern >California, and I'm having a blast driving around with top down and >abusing the "manual" mode of the automatic transmission. > sounds like fun. >But as much as I love driving the car, I'm really unhappy about the >phone. Our car guys installed the Ericsson aftermarket kit and they >managed to do a poor job of it (the phone holder doesn't charge the >phone! That's to do with the phone holder itself. Not sure that there's much you can do about that. >The phone doesn't mute the radio, just uses it's own speaker, >etc). Even if they had done a good a job as possible, it still wasn't >what I wanted. I want the phone buttons on the steering wheel and >"infortainment" system to work! Not sure quite how to do that. However, here's what the 2000 MY does... (in a 9-5). There's a few lines back into the phone connector. One is a "mute" signal from the phone that says it's off hook. That mutes the radio and puts "telephone" on the SID... (ymmv). This signal has to be supplied by the phone. Now how the phone buttons get back to the phone, well, not sure here. But anything you put in there will have to obey those electrical rules. >And honestly, I don't care if I have >to buy a different phone (I have the T610 GSM / w/ Bluetooth), or >order parts from Europe, or get another SIM from my carrier. I'll do >what ever I need to do. You might want to investigate other car kits, and see how they're wired in. There's probably a connector from SAAB for your car, which has the connections on it. Not sure about 2004 MY, and 9-3s.... That will define the wires.. .Then the car kit has to be able to run them properly. Harvey > >Does anyone here know what I need to do, or who I could contact that >would know? > >Thanks in advance! I hope there is something I can do. > >-Scott

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