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eciullo09 06-06-2017 07:47 AM

Radio Issues
So I have a 99 9-3. The radio display isnt working and the radio is locked. Is there a way to unlock with the display out or do i have to get a new radio?

Tboy 06-06-2017 08:14 AM

The Radio information is actually displayed on the SID (saab instrument display).

Are you saying that the SID is not displaying anything? It should be showing things like time, distance to empty, mpg, temperature etc. Before I messed with the radio I would check to see if that was working properly. The SID's do have a tendency to fail.

If that is working right, the radio headunit is married to the car via the car's VIN. IT shouldn't have changed, but if it is not original to the car, the radio has to be divorced from the car it was in, and then married to the car it is put into. You need a tech2 device to accomplish this.

eciullo09 06-06-2017 06:07 PM

yeah...the SID is not working and im not sure if its the original radio but can find out tomorrow. I bought it from the original owner 2 days ago.

turbojohnny 06-07-2017 02:43 AM

I would start by checking all of your fuses.

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