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I’ve seen a few small mentions of it. I’ve got a call in to my local Saab dealership to get details. I’ll be sure to update here if it’s true, and all the facts (car models supported, cost, setup, etc) – and hopefully pictures once I […]

I’ve seen a few small mentions of it. I’ve got a call in to my local Saab dealership to get details.

I’ll be sure to update here if it’s true, and all the facts (car models supported, cost, setup, etc) – and hopefully pictures once I get mine installed!!!

UPDATE:
Dangit! Well it’s true. There’s a $125 ‘kit’ that will allow (here’s the “dangit”) only Saab 9-3 owners to integrate the iPod into their factory stereo system. It will be a powered connection to the iPod (so it won’t drain its battery on you), and will be wired to the center console/arm rest to keep things clean and hidden. More accessible than the glove-box option offered by BMW. The volume and track controls will work through the steering wheel as well.

Leaves the 9-5 and 9-2 owners in the dark for now (dangit again!) but the parts guy I spoke with mentioned the aftermarket alternatives beginning to spring-up. Nice of him to mention, but obvious to someone who’s been waiting and watching for this type of thing. And I don’t think there are any alternatives for as little as $125. Wow. what a great deal. Maybe I should get me a 9-3 so I can integrate my iPod for cheap…
lol

  1. Just called my saab dealer, and apparently it’s only for the new 9-3SS.

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  2. more info on the iPod your BMW thang, here. w00t :D

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  3. so is there ANY way at present to use my ipod through my 2003 saab 9-5 aero stereo? such as plugging in an aftermarket aux port?

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  4. i don’t think there’s anything for the stock saab stereos unless you’ve got a new 9-3
    otherwise the 9-2and 9-5 are only aftermarket able…
    bummer

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  5. Has anyone found aftermaket options for iPodding the 9-5? Even replacing the head unit is an option for me.

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  6. I’d be surprised if any car audio place couldn’t provide a solution at this point. there are so many products out there that will work for just about any car…

    i’d hope so at least. I think the bigger question would be, how much are you willing to pay???

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  7. For a simple (and cheaper) way to mount your ipod in your saab 93: easypeasy guide to ipod in your saab 93

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  8. http://82.182.142.23/saabradio/index.htm

    How to solder a connection to the circuitboard on the tape unit in the SAAB 9-5 stereosystem

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  9. Just wondering if anyone knows of a good/clean aftermarket way to wire the iPod to a Saab 9-5 Aero stereo. I currently have the tape adpater, but was looking for something a little more integrated.

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  10. My 2003 9-3 sedan has a AUX feature in my display as well as a potential opening in my center console. Does this mean my Saab is capable for supporting my ipod? what would be required to do this and do I already have the internal wiring for this?

    Currently the AUX function does nothing.

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