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Old 10-26-2010, 11:29 AM   #1
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Radio Install Kit?

Just picked up a 2000 93 Viggen and am looking to install my nakamichi single din deck. I have been looking for a dash kit, and cant seem to find anything specific for the saab. Crutchfield has a honda kit, and metra has some generic one that is recommended. Which one do you guys use that looks good? Crutchfield wants $20 bucks. I know there is crazy markup on this stuff but at that price I might as well give my local best buy some biz. Where do you guys get your pockets and wiring harnesses?
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http://www.genuinesaab.com/catalog/p...241068b826ed29

Make sure you get the wires and the pocket on the drop down list and select your model. Lots of other good stuff on that website too.
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Old 10-26-2010, 11:39 AM   #3
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Does the pic not show all the parts included? Does it come with hardware to secure the radio above that fill pocket? If so Il order it from there.
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Thats all it comes with. When I put mine in my ng900, the pocket snapped in below the SID, and I used the cage that came with my head unit to mount the radio.
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Get the pocket from Genuine Saab like chevyman posted. Here it is installed in my NG900:

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Get the adapter harness.... DO NOT CUT THE WIRES. Its a bitch and a half to undo that.
If you want your door speakers to work.
http://www.saablink.net/forum/showpo...0&postcount=13
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Pimp and I are going to start a don't cut the wires club.
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Pimp and I are going to start a don't cut the wires club.
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Harness is a must. Goodluck with installation, always remember, with saabs always something fits different!
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I'll join that club too. My blue 93 needed a repair because the previous owner was a douche.
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:49 AM   #11
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Thanks guys. That makes me feel better about the kit now. Il def. be using a harness also. As far as door speakers go....I have some focal utopias (6.5") that Im hoping will fit nicely without much work. I plan on taking off the door panels to see what im working with as far as space and stuff this weekend. Any tips?
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There are a few screws along the bottom, one in the handle, one in the pull. After that just give the door a panel a pull and it should pop off.


(I think thats all the screws, I'm doing this from memory)
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there are also a handful of those godawful plastic rivet things. Try not to break them, but you probably will anyway.
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Count me in as well. I've learned my lessons with that the hard way haha
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there are also a handful of those godawful plastic rivet things. Try not to break them, but you probably will anyway.
them stupid plastic rivet things. Between the doors and c-pillars I have almost non left.
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Really nice write up on the double din install here:
http://saabworld.net/showthread.php/...er-AVIC-F700BT)
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Any tips?
Don't use the OEM plastic woofer mounts - I installed some good quality dynaudio drivers in them and they shattered - realy they shattered like safety glass. really strange. Take the time to make some plywood/mdf-sandwich rings. It takes some craftsmanship because, well, you'll see - it's an odd fit but do this up front to save a hassle later.

As for the plastic bits - I too broke a few. do it when its warm out or carefully use a heat gun on the areas to warm up the plastic so it bends instead of snaps. The little plastic sail panels where the side view mirror adjusters are especially.

I did not do this on my 9-3, but a shop did it on my old 900 - instead of trying to thread better quality speaker wire through the oem wire harness into the door(it's a no-go - or at least VERY difficult), drill a small hole just below to thread good quality speaker wire in. One hole on the door and a matching one a bit higher up or lower down on the door frame. Use rubber grommets to prevent the metal from cutting the wire. Silicon it up.
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Ive been planning on some mdf rings to mount them anyway because I think depth will be an issue with these speakers(focal utopia 6.5s)....does the window come down and interfere? Im going to start with the install this weekend hopefully.
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I've had Polk/Momo MM6's in my doors for 5 years using the factory plastic buckets. I did have to remove some plastic from the back and I also had to notch the door a little bit to clear the binding posts. but they fit fine and have held up great.

http://www.polkaudio.com/caraudio/specs/recent/mm6/
They are 6.75" in diameter.
Mounting Depth: 2-13/16" (7.14cm)
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The current line of Focal Utopias have a 72mm mounting depth. Mine are 71.4mm. You should be fine.
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