01-14-2002, 05:00 AM
I have a 1997 Saab 900 with SID1.
I understand that it is not possible to retrofit upgraded SID units or the Saab Audio systems. Is it possible to install any of the new Double DIN size audio units and has anyone done so?
I have a GM 1994 900SE 2.0t - and I had a Kenwood, Head unit and CD changer in the boot fitted.
They replaced the double size Saab unit with a single size unit and a little trinkett size cubby hole, available as a kit from Saab.
the blanking kit from saab was only £12.00 ish. - doesnt look too bad, and much better stereo than the Saab units.
was cheaper than buying a clarion CD changer to mate upto the Saab head unit.
01-16-2002, 01:41 AM
Thanks - what did you do with the original Saab unit?
just stored it to put it back in when I sell.
out of curiosity - on my 94 model - the SID display wasnt connected to the stereo.
just used as a trip computer etc.
dont know if this is the case with later models.
but obviously the new stereos have their own display
01-20-2002, 05:08 AM
i have recently become the owner of 900s,96 model fitted with sid 2 and a grundig wkc6400rds stereo,should the stereo be linked to the sid?, also i have 6 speakers but only the 2 on top of the dash work, altering the fader button makes no difference,anyone have any ideas?
02-01-2002, 01:40 PM
I fitted a Double DIN Clarion Tape/Tuner/CD Deck in to my 9-3.
This is a bit of a scary task as the Double DIN slot isn't really Double DIN size. The slot internally with the inner metal cage (for the holding standard Saab Stereo) removed is just less than 1cm vertically too short to fit a standard Double Din Hi-fi in. Although when I measured this prior to getting the stereo, there isn't much in it. To get it to fit I had to cut the inner plastic roof of the Hi-Fi slot out, and then the system fitted in perfectly. Thinking about doing it is probably scarier than actually doing it in hindsight, but I'm happy with the result and with the Hi-Fi in you can't see any changes to the internal structure. The old Saab radio will probably go back easy enough as it is held in with the metal cage which probably would need a little extra securing at the top.