Date: 3 Feb 2007 11:48:33 -0800
From: "installer69" <googlenospam-indulgence.net>
Subject: Re: canbus ibus sid steering wheel controls 93 9-3 ss sport saloon sedan 2007


Wow guys, I'm not used to so many replies, so quickly, on the forums and this is the first time I've visited the newsgroups. Robert, I am intrigued as to your knowledge source as I have googled and other search engined until my wife won't talk to me because she says I am becoming an anorak ('becoming'? Hey I drive a Saab, don't I) and found very little of interest and nothing on the 93 ss. What you say about the SIDs - I'm not sure if you saw on the 2007 but they have done away with the HUD SID altogether and display that info in the instrument panel like on my Audi - basically a copy of what shows in the radio display. I am told that a 'proper bluetooth' phone interface is now available on the 2007 unlike the previous boot mounted sim card reader, this new ubit will connect to any bluetooth phone and display details in the instrument panel SID such as phonebook details and incoming caller ID so if that =A3600 optional box of tricks can send such info to SIDney perhaps there is hope! Eeyore - I love your confidence!! 'it can't be that tricky' - I've reduced plenty of working electrical items to their constituent parts never to work again with that same sentiment. Colin, AFAIK the buttons are still cascading resistance. I am just waiting for a wiring diagram so I don't airbag myself. Maybe I'll get the wife to sit next to me with the camcorder going just in case - how much are they paying for those videos on the TV nowadays? If I could convert the resistance values from the phone connect/disconnect buttons into a momentary switch I would wire them to my bluetooth phone kit buttons and have control. Are you near Kent? Wanna go halves on a CANBUS thingy and start sniffing? The electric hood (that's roof not bonnet if you're from the US - we're not THAT lazy in the UK) button is indeed cascading resistance - I know, I the switch out of the dash and hooked up my multimeter to test it then stuffed the relevant resistors in the switches plug and opened and closed the roof. I did start playing with my Audi - for which there is a lot more CAN info out there including an adaptor to display the valentine one radar detector readout on the in dash display (see http://audi.caughtbluehanded.c= om/index.html)

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