Thanks to Chuk Robertson for contributing to this FAQ!
1997 Saab 9000 CSE stereo wiring guide w/Harmon Kardon stereo You will need 4 RCA cables (two reds and two whites) (either cut off and striped or solder type from radio shack and I used heat shrink tubing as well and colored tape of different colors. Then start wiring to your stereo wiring.
Grey 8-pin connector:
1. Not used
2. Not used
3. Not used
4. Red (thick)- constant 12VDC
5. Green -12VDC to power antennae
6. Brown/white- Interior light input (for stereos that accept dimming feature)
7. Red (thin)- switched 12VDC
8. Black- Ground Hook these up for your power on your new head unit, I would solder and shrink tube, but you can do what you feel is necessary
Pink 10-pin connector
1. Red/white- right rear
2. Blue/white- right rear-
3. Red- right front
4. Blue- right front-
5. Brown- left front
6. Green- left front-
7. Brown/white- left rear
8. Green/white- left rear-
9. Not used
10. Yellow- 12VDC remote turn on (for stock amplifier under seat) if you miss this one you will hear no sound from your speakers. Usually hooks into blue wire from new head unit. So hook this into with the green wire from the grey connector
These all get soldered to your RCA wires/connectors, if you try and just hook these into the speaker outputs on the back of your new head unit you will end up with 1. No sound or 2. A blown amplifier, these must be soldered to the proper RCA ends and plugged into the amplifier pre-outs on the back of your new unit. RCA cables (red is right white is left) I used the colored tape to mark my front and rear inputs once I had it all soldered together.
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