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 Post subject: Re: 9-5 Aero HOT
PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 6:39 pm 
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The welds are excellent. Even with 2 silencers it makes an awesome rumble!


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 Post subject: Re: 9-5 Aero HOT
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:11 pm 
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How did you do the aux input mate?


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 Post subject: Re: 9-5 Aero HOT
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How did you do the aux input mate?


I soldered in an Aux to the telephone inputs. Its really clear. Really easy to use as well.

http://saabworld.net/showthread.php?t=28000


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 Post subject: Re: 9-5 Aero HOT
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:53 pm 
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How did you do the aux input mate?


I soldered in an Aux to the telephone inputs. Its really clear. Really easy to use as well.

http://saabworld.net/showthread.php?t=28000


Awesome looks easy enough thanks! :)

Do all cars have that addon switch board even if they didn't come with telephone capability?


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 Post subject: Re: 9-5 Aero HOT
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:27 am 
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guffers158 wrote:
StatusRed wrote:
How did you do the aux input mate?


I soldered in an Aux to the telephone inputs. Its really clear. Really easy to use as well.

http://saabworld.net/showthread.php?t=28000


Awesome looks easy enough thanks! :)

Do all cars have that addon switch board even if they didn't come with telephone capability?


' nordwulf:
"This should work on all AS2 and AS3 head units MY98-05. Some older ones may have different boards and tape player inside but the main board should have the same connections.

I have been using it for a while now and still sounds fantastic." Quote from Saabworld'

I am led to believe that these connections are on the main board of the head unit and thus will have the correct connections on any Unit. Also as they are there on the main board I would assume they would be there on the other boards as well. It would be more costly of Saab to make 2 different types of PCB for telephone and non-telephone.


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 Post subject: Re: 9-5 Aero HOT
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:31 am 
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I am led to believe that these connections are on the main board of the head unit and thus will have the correct connections on any Unit. Also as they are there on the main board I would assume they would be there on the other boards as well. It would be more costly of Saab to make 2 different types of PCB for telephone and non-telephone.
But knowing Saab's reputation for being "different" not as unlikely as we'd wish. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: 9-5 Aero HOT
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I am led to believe that these connections are on the main board of the head unit and thus will have the correct connections on any Unit. Also as they are there on the main board I would assume they would be there on the other boards as well. It would be more costly of Saab to make 2 different types of PCB for telephone and non-telephone.


Yes very true, so judging by your photo did you opt to fit a female 3.5mm socket to the PCB rather than the male 3.5mm jack as seen in the guide?

That's what I'd think of doing too, because it seems less likely to get damaged and more versatile. If that's not what you did, do you envisage any problems doing what I suggested?


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How did you do the aux input mate?


I soldered in an Aux to the telephone inputs. Its really clear. Really easy to use as well.

http://saabworld.net/showthread.php?t=28000


Absolute doddle and fires up "TELEPHONE" on the SID

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 Post subject: Re: 9-5 Aero HOT
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Is it in stereo?

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StatusRed wrote:
guffers158 wrote:
I am led to believe that these connections are on the main board of the head unit and thus will have the correct connections on any Unit. Also as they are there on the main board I would assume they would be there on the other boards as well. It would be more costly of Saab to make 2 different types of PCB for telephone and non-telephone.


Yes very true, so judging by your photo did you opt to fit a female 3.5mm socket to the PCB rather than the male 3.5mm jack as seen in the guide?

That's what I'd think of doing too, because it seems less likely to get damaged and more versatile. If that's not what you did, do you envisage any problems doing what I suggested?


Yes I fitted a female socket as I wanted it to look as OEM as possible. So I drilled through the front of the stereo and placed it there so it looks original relatively. Plus it wouldn't be bouncing around and very unlikely to get damaged unlike the male counterparts.

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Is it in stereo?


Yes it's stereo. You solder in the Stereo cable to the left and the right and earth. I reckon its the best way to fit an AUX with good sound quality on the standard stereo. Had it like this for over a year now and its great. I also definitely recommend putting in a switch as it makes it a lot clearer than without.


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 Post subject: Re: 9-5 Aero HOT
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:43 pm 
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Yes it's stereo. You solder in the Stereo cable to the left and the right and earth. I reckon its the best way to fit an AUX with good sound quality on the standard stereo. Had it like this for over a year now and its great. I also definitely recommend putting in a switch as it makes it a lot clearer than without.


How would you suggest doing the switch? Just any old SPST will do? Any recommendations for specific ones that might even fit into blanked switches on the dash?

Thanks again much appreciated! :)


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 Post subject: Re: 9-5 Aero HOT
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guffers158 wrote:
Yes it's stereo. You solder in the Stereo cable to the left and the right and earth. I reckon its the best way to fit an AUX with good sound quality on the standard stereo. Had it like this for over a year now and its great. I also definitely recommend putting in a switch as it makes it a lot clearer than without.


How would you suggest doing the switch? Just any old SPST will do? Any recommendations for specific ones that might even fit into blanked switches on the dash?

Thanks again much appreciated! :)


I just got a Single pole single throw switch from work. Looked like the one I've attached. I cut out one of the blanks on the left hand side of the steering wheel. Then popped it in. I did a bit of a butchery of it tbf. But if you take care it'll look really good. I didn't put it next to the seat heaters as I may get cooled seats at some point.


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 Post subject: Re: 9-5 Aero HOT
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:49 pm 
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guffers158 wrote:
StatusRed wrote:
guffers158 wrote:
Yes it's stereo. You solder in the Stereo cable to the left and the right and earth. I reckon its the best way to fit an AUX with good sound quality on the standard stereo. Had it like this for over a year now and its great. I also definitely recommend putting in a switch as it makes it a lot clearer than without.


How would you suggest doing the switch? Just any old SPST will do? Any recommendations for specific ones that might even fit into blanked switches on the dash?

Thanks again much appreciated! :)


I just got a Single pole single throw switch from work. Looked like the one I've attached. I cut out one of the blanks on the left hand side of the steering wheel. Then popped it in. I did a bit of a butchery of it tbf. But if you take care it'll look really good. I didn't put it next to the seat heaters as I may get cooled seats at some point.


Awesome thanks again! :)


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