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Has anyone fitted an aftermarket stereo to a 95?

I've dealt with having to run extra switched wires in other cars before, but this one:

 - won't dim with headlights

- won't retain memory settings (and no, it's not a 'switch the yellow and red' situation)

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2 hours ago, mercedade said:

Has anyone fitted an aftermarket stereo to a 95?

I've dealt with having to run extra switched wires in other cars before, but this one:

 - won't dim with headlights

- won't retain memory settings (and no, it's not a 'switch the yellow and red' situation)

Yeah, I've just done a Sony one.

The dimming is done through the SID/EBUS, the pin usually used for dimming on the ISO blocks is not pinned (third from left on the bottom row). AFAIK you therefore can't connect the dimming function to the car, so either leave it fully dimmed all the time or set the dimmer with a timer if the radio supports that.

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As for the memory settings I'm not sure what's up with that, I had to switch the yellow and red to make mine retain (the +15 pin should be switched live, +30 pin is permanent live, which is backwards to a standard ISO pinout). Double check you have swapped these over correctly (and, apologies if I'm teaching granny to suck eggs, but take the radio out of demo mode otherwise it'll reset itself every time it's switched off regardless).

You will lose the steering wheel controls unless you get one of these:
Manual gearbox only: https://www.dynamicsounds.co.uk/saab-9-3-9-5-1998-2005-steering-wheel-stalk-control-adaptor-ctssa002-2.html
Auto or manual gearbox: https://reierparts.com/parts/steering-wheel-control-adapter-kit-for-saab-9-3og-and-9-5/

Check that your horn still works once the radio is installed as I think it's controlled by the same box of tricks that the wheel controls link to.

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I've got a real issue with water ingress in the brown 93 convertible at the moment.  Normally with these it's the passenger footwell that gets wet but this time its the drivers. It's starting to form a puddle it's that bad. Absolutely sopping.

I've sealed up everything I can see under the plastic scuttle panel and all 3 drains are super clean. This worked for a few months but now it's worse than ever. It's not coolant and the door seals are fine. I even checked the floor wasnt rusty, its perfectly fine. I'm not sure where to go from here.

 

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53 minutes ago, Split_Pin said:

I've got a real issue with water ingress in the brown 93 convertible at the moment.  Normally with these it's the passenger footwell that gets wet but this time its the drivers. It's starting to form a puddle it's that bad. Absolutely sopping.

I've sealed up everything I can see under the plastic scuttle panel and all 3 drains are super clean. This worked for a few months but now it's worse than ever. It's not coolant and the door seals are fine. I even checked the floor wasnt rusty, its perfectly fine. I'm not sure where to go from here.

 

Have you checked the AC drain? I definitely remember it dripping under the car when I had it, its between the bulkhead and the back of the engine and is a faff to get to.

 

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