Date: 31 Jan 2007 13:34:22 -0800
Subject: Re: canbus ibus sid steering wheel controls 93 9-3 ss sport saloon sedan 2007

A very interesting Idea. I have a '05 Saab 9-3 and I know quite a bit about the can bus on it.. (when I say quite a bit, I mean A LOT). However the SID isn't really controllable over the ibus. To be clear there are two SIDs. The Heads Up Display SID and the SIDC in the Instrument Cluster (or as you put it speedo/tacho). Both SIDs connects to the ICM (Radio) via a separate bus. So if you want to talk to the SID I assume you would have to find out what type of bus goes from the ICM to SID and SIDC respectively and hack that bus. Even if you could hack the bus, it may not be the case that you can send pixel information directly to the SID however that is the mostly likely case. If you need more information about the inter-operation of the modules and specific CAN messages, I maybe a good resource, however I don't think I'll be taking my car apart any time soon. On Jan 31, 5:31 am, "installer69" <> wrote: > Sorry about the long header but it may help people searching for info > if we ever achieve anything! > > I have a MY2007 93 convertible with the latest basic radio cd from the > GM parts bin. > > I have a dream. I would love to be able to use the steering wheel > control buttons for the telephone on an after market bluetooth kit. I > would also love to display incoming phone call numbers on the sid > which is now located in the speedo/tacho unit rather than on top of > the dash (I kinda liked it there - dunno about you) > > Anyway, I have had 6 or 7 Saabs, have worked for a main dealer in the > past as an auto electrician (when wires just carried current!) still > have a couple of useful contacts in the dealer network (to push > through a warranty claim if I blow the electrics up with my fiddling) > > What I'm really looking for on here is a people with a bit of canbus > knowledge. Maybe even a project buddy or two who would like to help me > pull my electrics apart for the greater good. > > I found a very interesting site by Tomi Liljemark on reverse > engineering the previous Saab 93 canbus at > tomi/projects/i-bus/i-bus.html#faq and I have tried emailing him for > help but I guess he doesn't check his gmail too often. > > If anyone would like to help physically I am in Kent, UK. > > Craig

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