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Thread: 1st Saab 9-3 1.9 TiD Linear 8v [120]

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    Re: 1st Saab 9-3 1.9 TiD Linear 8v [120]

    I would advise against the ICM3 due to the amount of wiring and fitting that you would need to fit it correctly and from what others say the Nav is rubbish to say the least.

    For the Nav unit ICM3 is the screen up front you could get this as your interface and not have the Nav,
    The nav unit consists of a DVD player to the left of the boot which requires a bracket and a different arch cover in the boot,
    GPS receiver in the boot on the underside of the shelf,
    Shark fin GPS antenna (what we have is a fake it is a piece of plastic which servers no purpose).
    and tons of optical cables

    They connect it and go through some options to enable it but it is an expensive tool to carry so it costs a premium to use it.

    The screen on that one could have a loose LVDS cable, a clean of the contacts may sort it out if not you are buying trouble.

    ICM2 has a better interface but it supports the phone feature which I do not have, CD text, if you get a dension gateway 500 you can use ICM2 to control music on your iphone/pod.

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    Re: 1st Saab 9-3 1.9 TiD Linear 8v [120]

    Wow that is extremely insightful.

    From what you've said ICM2 with a dension gateway 500 would do phone and i pod.

    I think the NAV option would cost a fortune (by the time you've got and fitted a new dvd player, gps shark fin and installed all the cables) not to mention actually found a working one.

    Out of intest if you've gone to all the trouble to put an ICM2 unit with AUX kit and enabling in why have you not got the gateway to allow you to use the thing as intended?

  4. #18

    Re: 1st Saab 9-3 1.9 TiD Linear 8v [120]

    I like the way ICM2 works it is a much nicer interface and for the second screen with CD text when you get one you will know exactly what I mean.

    I also upgrade to Amp1 package which is something I recommend but again it was a ball ache,
    Need Amp1
    Door speakers
    Centre speaker
    Fibre optic cables

    Wired in most myself and left just some of the optics for the local specialist to fit which they did and charged £100 for doing but the kit cost me over £100 for a second hand amp1, £50 for the speakers and optics.

    I highly recommend this to expand on, I tried subs and all sorts without amp1 and result was poor; once tapping the bass feed from amp1 those 2 12inch subs really kick.

  5. #19

    Re: 1st Saab 9-3 1.9 TiD Linear 8v [120]

    to both of you.

  6. #20

    Re: 1st Saab 9-3 1.9 TiD Linear 8v [120]

    What is that "emoticon" note spelling this time lol
    Last edited by deano93tid; 10-17-2012 at 11:45 AM. Reason: Typo

  7. #21

    Re: 1st Saab 9-3 1.9 TiD Linear 8v [120]

    Nerd.

    Also known as Geek

    lol.

    Emocian is close, by the way. Emoticon

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    Re: 1st Saab 9-3 1.9 TiD Linear 8v [120]

    Just checked the price of the denicon unit. 350 quid!!!!!

    Is there a cheaper alternative which is compatible?

    I now see why you haven't stuck one in deano!

  9. #23

    Re: 1st Saab 9-3 1.9 TiD Linear 8v [120]

    Jezz that's what I said lol,

    There is a more basic version that Dension do gateway 100 but it doesn't utilise the screen or steering controls which is why I haven't bothered, the 500 can be picked up on ebay for around £150 then you need to go to dension to get a cable kit also I am not sure on how it connects pretty sure it emulates a multi-changer.

    I haven't got around to the expense on that too as I have spent so much on the audio in general I think it must be in the realms of £1500 and because I have an Aux in I can still use an Ipod or external device through the stereo just means I have it in between my legs while driving and change track from there lol.

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