Ipod and SAAB

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by westcedar, May 5, 2004.

  1. westcedar macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2004
    I have an Ipod and a 99 SAAB. I tried 2 FM transmitters but living in Boston it is hard to find a channel to use. Many other car owners have been able to get an AUX input for their car stereos. However, SAAB has made it very difficult (I can only assume because I have not be able to find anyone that has done it). Has anybody done it, heard it done, seen it done? I got my Ipod to use in mainly in the car but like I said the FM transmitter does not cut it. Help please.
  2. sigamy macrumors 65816

    Mar 7, 2003
    NJ USA
    Well the best source on the net for Aux Input adapters is Logjam Electronics but they don't seem to have any for Saab. Here is their site, http://www.logjamelectronics.com/saab.html

    You need to find out who makes your head-unit and then maybe you can search at http://www.crutchfield.com for an Aux Input adapter.

    The alternative is to replace your head-unit with a new HU that has Aux input built in.

    Here is a Saab 9000 install but it looks like this guy has replaced his HU with a Kenwood:

    I have my iPod directly wired in my VW and there is no comparison between this and FM modulator or even cassette adapters. Send another $150 on a new HU and you'll be very happy that you did.

    Good luck.
  3. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    Yep. 102.1 seems to suck less than others, until you get too far north (there's a station in Hampton on it).

    SAAB stereos use different interfaces than everyone else. You don't mention what model car and stereo you have, but this page might give you some ideas.

    If you can't locate the line-in but do have a cassette deck, even one of those adapters will likely be a big improvement over the transmitter.
  4. micvog macrumors 6502


    Sep 10, 2003
    Do a search on the 900/9-3/9-3SS bulletin board at www.saabnet.com. IIRC, Blitzkrieg makes an adapter that allows you to hook up the iPod using the CD changer connections.


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