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Old 06-30-2009, 05:15 PM   #1
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Red face Viggen radio questions (for starters)

Ok, i ditched the stock viggen radio and threw in my alpine. (MP3, amp outputs etc) I hate to loose the steering wheel controls, but the alpine has a remote. -

Anyway the front door bottom speakers are on a seperate amp. I'm assuming they are on the "Pink" 3rd plg i disconnected. = Does anyone know if this is correct and if it's possible to splice one of the output channels from the deck to run the amp and speakers? I mean if all it needs is the signal/ power i can give it to it. just don't want to blow it if someone know ahead of time.

Also why, WHY is the antennae different than every other fricking radio? It looks like a cable tv connection instead of the long round plug that is in every other car i've ever had. Is there a adapter i can buy?

Also love the car. I am smiling everytime i hit the gas and then when i see my reflection in windows. It's just a cool car....

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Old 06-30-2009, 05:31 PM   #2
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http://cgi.ebay.com/VW-AUDI-BMW-SAAB...QQcmdZViewItem

I think i cut one of these once, because the one i bought from some saab website didn't have a tight connection, my reception shat the bed after that.
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Old 06-30-2009, 05:41 PM   #3
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cool, just bought it. Now for the wiring on the front amp/ speakers....
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Old 06-30-2009, 05:44 PM   #4
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It's been said many times, but you have a SWEET viggen. Awesome color.
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Because the viggen antenna was amplified via the head unit if memory serves me right, I know for a fact it was amplified, hence the different hook up.



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Old 06-30-2009, 06:23 PM   #6
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It's been said many times, but you have a SWEET viggen. Awesome color.
hahaha actually only having it for 5 days, it hasn't been said that many times

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Old 06-30-2009, 06:28 PM   #7
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Because the viggen antenna was amplified via the head unit if memory serves me right, I know for a fact it was amplified, hence the different hook up.
Makes sense cause i got way better reception through it than before. I bought the cable adapter, so all i do is wait now. I have my iPod and mp3 cd's to keep my ears happy till then. Stereo sounds a lot better than stock and i don't even have the door speakers ooked up, so it should only get better when i figure that out.

I looked over richard.bevan's audio guide and i still didn't see anything on the connector to splice in the outputs from the stereo. I must be missing something.....
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Well if memory serves right again as well the door speaker feed leaves the stock head unit via the DIN connector and runs to the external amplifier.

You could always check out DIP's site on this exact project for some clearer help on the matter. I would link to it but it appears dip site is offline for the moment.



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You need to splice from the round DIN plugged cable that plugs into the back of the stock reciever. All you need to find are the L/R signal wires and splice an old RCA cable onto that and the amp turn on line and splice that to the amp turn on line on the back of your new alpine. Then plugged the RCA's you just spliced to the amp cable into one of the amp out RCA's on the back of the alpine.

Guide to doing it: http://www.ericsaabsite.com/Audio/Preamp.html
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SWEET! I didn't read the directions yet, but now that i know it's that part i can do it. -

What is the very top plug in the back for? the steering wheel controls? If so that would make wiring them to the remote for the radio easier. I hate to have to tear apart the wheel....
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Old 07-01-2009, 03:09 PM   #11
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SWEET! I didn't read the directions yet, but now that i know it's that part i can do it. -

What is the very top plug in the back for? the steering wheel controls? If so that would make wiring them to the remote for the radio easier. I hate to have to tear apart the wheel....
Steering wheel controls are easiest to tap into through the SID wiring as i recall, i forget which wires they are, but i believe Pac-Audio knows, makers of the SWI adapters.
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What is the very top plug in the back for? the steering wheel controls?
If it's the pink one, then it's for the CD changer. The steering wheel controls run through the two bus wires that are in the plug that has the power wires.
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If it's the pink one, then it's for the CD changer. The steering wheel controls run through the two bus wires that are in the plug that has the power wires.

well my NG doesn't have the pink wires but the cd changer and the viggen doesn't have a cd changer and the pink plug?

Wierd. I got the side door amp hooked up through splicing into the bus cable and the pink plug is just dangling not connected to anything.
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The NG900's CD changer cable is a round 13-pin DIN plug. The wire that goes from the head unit to the changer is there in both cars, whether or not you have a changer, so that's why you have the pink plug in your Viggen, but no changer. There's nothing you can do with that pink plug but leave it dangling with an aftermarket stereo.
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Old 07-15-2009, 02:42 PM   #15
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The NG900's CD changer cable is a round 13-pin DIN plug. The wire that goes from the head unit to the changer is there in both cars, whether or not you have a changer, so that's why you have the pink plug in your Viggen, but no changer. There's nothing you can do with that pink plug but leave it dangling with an aftermarket stereo.
Yep, thats what i did. Had a little trouble fitting the radio because if them, but I got it.

Now just to figure out how to get the power to the rear from the battery....
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There is a grommet under the fuse box in the engine compartment. That's how I ran my 4 gauge to the rear.

I believe steering wheel controls are on a white wire with the SID. I'm sure the directions are on PAC's website.

You want: PAC SWI-JACK [JVC, Alpine, Clarion, Kenwood and Blaupunkt Models with a Wired Remote Input]
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The information we have on a 1998-2003 Saab - 9-3 , has been generated below.

1. Quick description before we start wiring the SWI-JACK .
The SWI-JACK 's wire color we are going to use is White. This is the White wire on the SWI-JACK , not the vehicle!
The other wires on the SWI-JACK , green, yellow, orange and blue wires are not used for your Saab 9-3.

This leaves you with a Red, Black and two loop wires. These wires will be discussed down below.

2. Picture of the Saab 9-3 plug.

The connector is viewed from the pin side not wire side.

3. Connecting the SWI-JACK 's steering wheel control input wire to vehicle plug.
# Connect the SWI-JACK 's White wire to Yel/Blk wire ( pin 18 ), 22-pin plug at display module of the above connector. Tap INTERFACE's wire into vehicles wire, do not cut vehicle's wire in half.



4. Connecting power and ground wires.
Black wire: Connect the SWI-JACK 's black wire to chassis ground. This is usually a black wire on the aftermarket wire kit.
Red wire: Connect the SWI-JACK 's red wire to a switched +12volt wire. This is usually a red wire on the aftermarket wire kit.

5. Instructions for cutting or not cutting loop wires.
Step A: Cut the Purple loop wire in half and insulate both ends.
Step B: The brown loop wire does not need to be cut.

6. Programming the SWI-JACK with a version number.
The SWI-JACK has to be programmed for version # 11.
1. Press and hold the Program Button on the SWI-JACK while turning on the vehicle to the accessory position. The LED will turn on.
2. Release the Program Button and the LED will turn off.
3. Press the Program Button 11 times. Each time you press and release the Program Button, the LED will turn on and off. Once you press the Program Button 11 times, wait for 3 seconds. The LED will flash 11 times indicating it is programmed for version 11. If it flashes the wrong version number, you will have to start all over at step 1 above in this section. Turn the key off.
4. Once you have programmed the correct version number, you will not have to do these steps again. If you need to reprogram the steering wheel control, you can go directly to the next section.

7. Programming the SWI-JACK to learn steering wheel control functions.
1. Turn the key to the accessory position (you do not need to hold the Program Button at this time). The LED will flash 11 times. This indicates it is programmed for version 11.
2.

Press the Program Button until the LED turns on, then release the button (This will erase all previous learned steering wheel control functions). The SWI-JACK is now ready to learn a command from the steering wheel.
3.

The SWI-JACK must be programmed in the specific order shown in the chart below. If a function is not needed, it may be skipped. Adjust the Radio Select switch on the side of the SWI-JACK according to the chart. Alpine = 1, JVC = 2, Kenwood = 3, Clarion = 4 and Blaupunkt = 5.


Alpine

JVC

Kenwood

Clarion

Blaupunkt
Switch setting for
SWI-JACK

1

2

3

4

5
1
Volume Up Volume Up Volume Up Volume Up Volume Up
2
Volume Down Volume Down Volume Down Volume Down Volume Down
3
Mute Mute/Power Mute Mute Mute
4
Preset Up Preset Up Source

Track Up
Source
5
Preset Down Source Seek Up Track Down Track up
6
Source Seek Up Track Up Band Track down
7
Track Up Seek Down Track Down Source Disc up
8
Track Down Select Disc Up/FM Disc down
9
Power Band Disc Down/AM OK
10
Ent/Play
11
Band/Program
4. With the LED on, press your steering wheel button until the light goes out and hold for one second more.
5. Release and the LED should come back on. If it does not please double check all connections and verify for correct version programming.
6. Repeat step 4 and 5 to program additional steering wheel buttons in the order corresponding to the chart above for your SWI interface.
7. If you come across a command in the chart that your steering wheel does not have, or you do not want to program, press the Program Button on the side of the SWI interface.
8. The LED will flash once rapidly and then stay on confirming that you have successfully skipped that command and are ready for the next button.
9. When you are done programming all the buttons, wait for about 7 seconds. The LED will flash 3 times indicating it is done programming. The LED will then flash 11 times indicating the version number.


8. Testing the SWI-JACK .
1. Connect the plug to back of radio's steering wheel input jack or harness.
2. With the vehicle on, press a steering wheel button to control the stereo. The SWI-JACK should control the aftermarket stereo with the function you taught it. Test all other buttons.
3. If the interface does not control the radio as the steering wheel indicates, the buttons were either pressed in the wrong order or a step was not skipped properly. Return to category 7 and reprogram.
4. Make sure all unused wires are isolated separately.
5. After all commands are verified to work properly, secure the SWI interface so that tension will not pull either of the connectors loose or apart.
6. That's it! Enjoy!

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Old 07-21-2009, 03:02 PM   #17
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Wow thanks for the information.

It will be on my list of things to do.

funny how that list gets bigger faster, than smaller for a while on new projects.
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My Antenna never had the euro adapter after I installed my alpine headunit with ipod support. Radio sorta worked, really crappy though. Then my mom drove my car (always a bad idea) and magically broke off my antenna without telling me. Found out 3 days later. Asked her... "Yeah, Sorry!"
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