Saab Frequently Asked Questions
THE RADIO AND CD UNITS MAY CONTAIN CLASS 1 LASERS AND FIBER OPTICS. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT ALL ELETRICAL WORK BE DONE BY A PROFFESIONAL. DO NOT LOOK DIRECTLY INTO THE LASER OR EYE DAMGE CAN OCCUR.
Older Radio Removal and installation. Radio codes will be needed.
- STEP 1 These instructions are for radios similar to the newer 900 radios. To remove the radio unit you will need to insert the removal pins. Saab tool 847116.
- STEP 2 Unplug the connectors and antenna cable.
- STEP 3 Install in reverse order. You will have to enter the radio code to regain function.
Instructions for newer 93/95 radios before 2003. The tech 2 tool (programmer) will be needed.
- STEP 4 Connect tech 2 tool and establish a connection with the audio system. Select "programming" in the main menu. Text "Marriage/Divorce" will be displayed, press enter. Select "Divorce" and press ok.
- STEP 5 The radio should now go silent and the SID should display "Radio Code". Insert the two radio removal tools on the sides of the radio until you hear a click. Pull the unit out using the tools.
- STEP 6 Unplug the connectors, antenna cable and external amp plug if equiped.
- STEP 7 Install in reverse order. With the tech 2 programmer connected, select "programming" in the main menu. Now select "Marriage/Divorce". Select "Marriage" and press "OK". "Radio code" should disappear from the SID and the sound should return.
Thanks to Rob Lester for contributing to this FAQ!
If you are installing an aftermarket radio, and using a wire harness to do so (do it, it saves time and hassle), there will be a blue wire jumper
connecting two pins on the harness. clip that. It is supposed to be for a power ant/amp jumper setting, but unfortunately it messes with the dash
dimming and black panel functions. clipping this wire fixes the issue.