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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:58 am 
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I'm sorry if this has been done to death but is there a way to add aux or Bluetooth to my 2001 9-3?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:18 am 
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There are a few options that are available to hardwire, but I went quick and simple and bought a Wireless Bluetooth Car MP3 Player FM Transmitter for a tenner off ebay. Works very well and took seconds to set up. Plays memory sticks or streams from your phone.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wireless-Blu ... 2749.l2649

Sounds fine to me.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:22 am 
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Depending on the actual build date of your car, there will be either a 10 pin or an 18 pin connector behind the dash which will allow you to connect a Bluetooth car phone kit, or even an older fully wired one.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:02 pm 
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Are parrot the only brand that wires in directly? I rarely take calls when driving so it's the audio streaming I want really. I've had mixed results with FM transmitters in the past so would rather avoid them.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:43 pm 
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The wiring is "phone only" no good for streaming.

Have you considered a wired FM modulator? I have one before I replaced the whole head unit in the 9-5. It's a box that fits into the aerial cable and sends a wired signal on an otherwise unused frequency. The one I had came with an add-on DAB radio and had an AUX connection for other stuff.

Something like a VEBA unit. Lots of versions. One like this? https://www.incarconnections.co.uk/in-c ... d-mp3.html

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:51 pm 
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That's interesting, hadn't looked at wired FM.

Don't the parrot 9100 stream music too?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:57 pm 
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They do, but I only fitted a Parrot CK3100 which is phone only.

The OG9-3 does not have a lot of support for aftermarket harnesses. But try looking at the SOT leads on Just Car Kits.

https://www.justcarkits.co.uk/acatalog/ ... ds-p1.html

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:42 pm 
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The wiring is "phone only" no good for streaming.

Have you considered a wired FM modulator? I have one before I replaced the whole head unit in the 9-5. It's a box that fits into the aerial cable and sends a wired signal on an otherwise unused frequency. The one I had came with an add-on DAB radio and had an AUX connection for other stuff.

Something like a VEBA unit. Lots of versions. One like this? https://www.incarconnections.co.uk/in-c ... d-mp3.html


That does look interesting. The FM transmitter I have is OK - and a cheap way to find out if I would actually bother to us it - but that is a good option for a more permanent set up. Learn something new every day!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:17 pm 
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I'm sure I read that the bee sting phone antenna could be used for dab but can't find the thread. Anyone know if that's possible?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:12 pm 
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If you're happy to change the head unit it's very simple to add both.

Read this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=148739#p1472366

The gap in your dash is actually 1 3/4 Din so If you go single DIN you need a Saab shelf to fill the 3/4 DIN gap and make it look good. If you want a double Din stereo, that can be done too but you need to cut bits out of the dash to do it, my single Din required zero cutting and everything plugs in, you just have one wire to solder. The picture at the end of the thread is my own dash. I have Bluetooth and Aux, even my steering wheel controls still work. I can PM you all the bits I used if you'd like me to :-)


The stereo I have has hands free for my phone and came with a microphone that attaches to your sunvisor. If you spend a little more than I did, you can even get the DAB version of the head unit.


The bluetooth on the unit allows you to stream music but it also has a USB connection so you can charge your phone or use the wire to connect it for a better quality sound and even do what I do, use a mini USB with all my music on which makes it all very simple.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:24 pm 
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If your car is wired for a phone it might be. You will probably need a small connector, don't know.

I have an(other) add on DAB on the way. I also have the right roof mount aerial stuff. Even better, alletsE's original roof aerial is tired! This will have to go whatever happens. To be replaced for no cost! I should have the bits needed already!

Replace the whole lot/what is needed when I fit the DAB. The Dames have a smaller aerial socket on the back of the radio.....

I will try to take pics when I do it. Usually, when I do techy stuff on 9-5's, I just do it.... Making it up as I go along. I forget how to be useful in these situations. Sorry in advance!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:53 pm 
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Thank you all for your input. I may just live with it for now with a view to a new HU in time.

Does anyone sell those cubbies new or is it eBay/breakers only?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:00 pm 
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Got mine from Peter Raw, he doesn't always have them but worth an ask. I didn't find them anywhere else but anyone breaking a GM 900 would have one....


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:59 am 
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Tasrar wrote:
Got mine from Peter Raw, he doesn't always have them but worth an ask. I didn't find them anywhere else but anyone breaking a GM 900 would have one....
I bought the car from him, should have asked then.

Thanks again.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:14 pm 
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Very welcome


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:26 pm 
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So, looking on just car kits it seems I can get a kit easy enough but they say the music streaming will only work if aux has been enabled, but I thought that was only NG 9-3.

Has anyone successfully used a mki series parrot for music in an OG?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:12 pm 
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So, some digging for an alternative to the SAAB single din conversion led me to this link:

https://www.crutchfield.com/p_120997893 ... h-Kit.html

They don't post to the UK but the same part is available via eBay. However, by my reasoning, if this fits an OG, any single din facia for a late nineties Honda should too, and they're available for buttons.

I've ordered an autoleads kit for a Honda legend at £6 to test the theory and will report back.

Anyone have any thoughts?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:24 pm 
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Bigfootisblurry wrote:
So, looking on just car kits it seems I can get a kit easy enough but they say the music streaming will only work if aux has been enabled, but I thought that was only NG 9-3.

Has anyone successfully used a mki series parrot for music in an OG?


I'm really interested to know as well. I'm discussing with justcarkits at the moent. The TEL1 connector is easy to check : Image

I don't have a tech2 so I can't order and test.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:07 pm 
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really interested in how this goes ,
I want to change hu for a pioneer but it has to look right in the dash .... not worried about dab , nav or anything fancy but will want steering controls working
so any info on the small pocket etc would be gratefully received ....
cheers


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The 18 pin connector does not need any Tech2 work. A Parrot will be plug and play for telephone calls. If you want music streaming, then you need different harnesses and may need to find a way of installing an AUX input. I've fitted three of the Parrot phone kits, also three old style Nokia cradle kits.

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