Aftermarket audio upgrade

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Thread: Aftermarket audio upgrade

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    Saab Newbie
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Ballywalter, Co Down, Northern Ireland

    Angry Aftermarket audio upgrade

    I have tried to upgrade my original Saab audio in a 2008 9-3 Aero sport wagon and have perfect reception only when the engine is off. Once engine is started there is a continuous and very annoying hum which is not speed dependant. Would ground loop isolators help this or what else can be done? Regards

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    Re: Aftermarket audio upgrade

    Hello villagesaab yes your on the money with that one
    on mine when I did the upgrade I got a kinda intermittent whistle every 30 seconds , never got to the bottom of that one ,

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    Saab Newbie
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Ballywalter, Co Down, Northern Ireland

    Re: Aftermarket audio upgrade

    Hi, All. I finally resolved all issues with fitting an aftermarket radio to my SAAB 9-3 Aero. Previous unwanted hums and background noises have been eliminated. Kit used is as follows:
    Autoleads FB-32-03 Facia adaptor single din
    Autoleads PC9-415 Harness adaptor for use with amplified system
    Autoleads DAB-AA1 Windscreen aerial fitted to the A pillar and positioned vertically.
    Radio World Ground loop isolators (2 needed)
    Sony MEX N 6002 BD Head Unit

    The plug in GR Isolators fit between the head unit RCA outs and the harness adaptors and eliminated all noises from the signal - excellent result.

    This install has been difficult but simple when you obtain the correct items. The Sony worked much better than a Pioneer unit on trial.

    Hope this helps someone in a similar situation as the reward is a superb DAB/FM/Bluetooth/ USB/CD player installation with 220 watts output.

    Regards villagesaab
    DSC02393.jpgDSC02394.jpgDSC02399.jpgground loop isol.jpgDSC02392.jpg

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    Re: Aftermarket audio upgrade

    Hello villagesaab good write up on your install good to know you got rid of that annoying back ground noise .
    how you finding that stick on DAB aerial? With mine it was hit and miss , so I upgraded to an amplified bee sting and never looked back .

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