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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:45 am 
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Car Model: Saab 9-3 linear 1.9 TDI
I've got the controls on my steering wheel for the Bluetooth control to my phone but it doesn't seem to be connected. How can I get this working so I can link my phone through my car via bluetooth? I've got a 57 plate Saab 9-3 linear 1.9 TDI.

Thanks for your help in advance.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:53 pm 
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Welcome! :)

Check that you have the bluetooth option fitted to your car. I believe that the steering wheel controls are the same on all cars whether it has the option or not.

Our car is earlier and has the telephone button instead, but no telephone is fitted, so it does nothing.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:50 pm 
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Thanks for that I don't think that it is installed I was wondering how to get it Installed as there is stuff on eBay it says to do it but is it that easy?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:54 pm 
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Don't know about the Saab bluetooth. I fitted a Parrot bluetooth kit and it was virtually plug-and-play. There's a phone connector behind the panel on the left side of the centre tunnel just under the ashtray area. I have photos but they are at home and I'm on holiday.

Try a search of the forum and the web for "Saab" and "easypeasy". There are photos there. Also someone else has posted photos of their install.

You need a Parrot kit (mine's a CK3100) and the correct SOT lead to connect it to the car. Just plug ins. No solder or wire cutting.

I got all my bits from http:/www.justcarkits.co.uk give them a call and they will send all the right bits for your model of Parrot and the car you have.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:06 pm 
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If you have the newer dash with the SID along with the speedo then with the ignition off press either of the left hand up/down buttons..if the bluetooth is available the option of 'phone' will be there...if not it will just have ' settings'.
If 'phone' is there then switch the ignition on and go into the settings menu and scroll til bluetooth comes up...from there its pretty logical.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:44 am 
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Car Model: Saab 9-3 linear 1.9 TDI
Thanks for that I think I've tried that and nothing happens. If this is the case is there a easy way of getting it to work? I've just bought a bury hands free kit which needs installing. But I wanted it to be done through the car on the steering wheel?

Thanks again


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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 10:00 am 
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Have a word with a specialist. When I fitted a Parrot system I got the bits from http://www.justcarkits.co.uk They were very helpful. Since that time they have got some steering wheel interface kits. These might let you do what you want with the buttons and your kit.

The Saab steering wheel buttons are not switches that you can tap into. They are resistances that are added to the circuit and interpreted by the SID unit before being sent to the audio. So not a straightforward bodge

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:59 am 
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Hi all. My car does have bluetooth. It worked when i first bought the car. But then after some time my phone was failing to connect intermittently. And then it failed completely. I can make my car discoverable, but its not possible to detect a signal or pair with it from any device i have tried.

Wondered - could it be a damaged or loose antenna? failed hardware? failed software, maybe i could disconnect the battery for a while? Some american forums talking about the OnStar module, but I get the impression thats a US component only.

Does anyone have any ideas or advice?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:51 am 
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If you haven't already I'd be looking at the phone first. Phone software updates can play havoc with older Bluetooth devices.

Make the phone and car forget the pairing ie delete the car from the phone's BT memory and vice versa if you can. Turn BT off, restart your phone, turn BT back on and try re-pairing with the car as a totally new device.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:02 pm 
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rich1068 wrote:
If you haven't already I'd be looking at the phone first. Phone software updates can play havoc with older Bluetooth devices.

Make the phone and car forget the pairing ie delete the car from the phone's BT memory and vice versa if you can. Turn BT off, restart your phone, turn BT back on and try re-pairing with the car as a totally new device.


Cheers Rich. I have tried that - its been broken a while, ive tried lots of different phones. Its at the car end somewhere.


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