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07-11-2014 07:25 PM
SAABrozo For all those who pass by this old thread and want to install BT in their SAAB 93 ...I have installed in my car two BT - one for telephone which is Mono - (Nokia CK-7W) works very well with Iphone and all other BT phones....including voice recognition, install is easy even in cars that are not TEL1 ready...recently I purchased a miniature BT adapter that plugs in the AUX port and works very well with music and phone - even has a mic inside! - it is installed inside the console with AUX cable and USB cable to Power...I am even thinking of disconnecting the Nokia for good the Mini BT cost me only 12 bucks from China...excelent product.
05-29-2014 04:49 AM
Originally Posted by NCken View Post
Will this work in a 2002- 93?
holy old thread batman!

the item isnt even available in the catalog anymore.

plenty of non factory BT options available these days though.
05-27-2014 05:17 PM

Will this work in a 2002- 93?
04-30-2012 03:01 PM
Notoptommy I am thorouhly confused. I just got my first Saab 9.3 20.t convertible. It has the phone insignia on the wheel, dash with keypad. Also, on the right side of the wheel there is a button that appears to also be phone related. I do not have nav or onstar. The trunk has a cubbby with a door with no cd or nav in the cubby on the right in the trunk. Question is, on occasion my iphone shows "handsfree" with a series of #nuv 888888 a bunch of numbers I have not written down. Is this my car trying to connect to my phone? if so, how do I put in the password. Do I not have bluetooth? When I push phone buttons on wheel or dash nothing happens except sometimes the nuv # comes up on my iphone, maybe this is just a bluetooth in my area that it is picking up except it is always the same thing on the phone bluetooth menu? Where can I look to see if I have the harness, and the set up for bluetooth, I have all the microphones that seem to work when I use AUX. AUX works fine except I want to eliminate the wire and be real bluetooth. Any info for me? Mainly, Where do I look to see if I have the hardware installed? Thanks guys, I am new in here, my name is Tommy, user name is "notoptommy"
02-10-2012 05:56 AM
steering wheel controls?

i have a 2007 9-3 and it has hands free controls on the steering wheel. will this kits enable those controls?
08-04-2009 12:17 PM
2008 9-3 Aero w/Nav & OnStar

Anyone figure out a way to integrate BT into this vehicle, while using all the existing controls, mics, speakers, etc.?

Thx, Steve
06-15-2008 05:46 AM
Kandiru FYI there is no factory BT, there are many options and only one connection, with harnesses to fit different manufacturer's products.

Parrot is my favorite, i Parrot-ed 2 cars so far, here are the kits for 2006+ GM cars:

QCGM-3 for non-Bose

QCHBB-GM3 for Bose systems

SAAB simply picked the Motorola with a harness, Moto BT compatibility is limited, read up on VWvortex and Swedespeed, people hate them, mostly work only with Moto phones. Moto acknowledges this and provides a compatibility chart. Never heard of a phone not working with a Parrot.

The magic behind bluetoothing a car is introducing a priority channel into the radio, or if not possible a mute lead to silence the radio and external amplifiers piggybacked into the center or stereo speakers. The 5 piece blue plastic auto dash tool kit from ebay really comes in handy.

You should have seen my wife's face when i had our Honda Odyssey Touring's dash on the driveway, now she cannot live without it, even the kids participate in conversations, and everyone is safe.
06-01-2008 05:05 PM
Originally Posted by GDG View Post
After a little more searching, I ran across Coastal Electronic Tech,
07-08? That's not a very wide range.
05-30-2008 02:02 PM
More Bluetooth v. OnStar

After a little more searching, I ran across Coastal Electronic Tech, which apparently has a device that interfaces between a bluetooth adapter and OnStar, without the need to remove OnStar. They list a setup for the 9-7x, and I'm waiting to hear from them whether they can adapt for a 9-3 Aero convertible.

Has anyone else heard of these guys, or tried their products?


05-29-2008 06:18 PM
My wife just took delivery of her 9-3 Aero convertible (with OnStar), and is looking for a good bluetooth adapter. Although the salesman assured us it was possible to disable OnStar and install the Motorola bluetooth mount, the service department is now telling us this is impossible. Frankly, I don't believe it.
A few questions:
a - does disabling OnStar void the car warranty?
b - is it in fact possible to install the bluetooth mount, and disable OnStar in the 2008 model year?
c - Does anyone know of a good installer in the San Francisco/San Jose area?
Many thanks,
07-24-2007 07:42 AM
Blue Tooth on 9-3 60th anniversay model

I read on a website (that I now cannot find) that the anniversay model is pre-wired for hands free. I asked the dealer and he stated that this is only the case on the european models. Does anyone know for sure? I pick up the car this Thursday! Thanks in advance.
05-17-2007 01:27 PM
Originally Posted by GenuineSaab View Post
we have one of these in my moms 9-5... i will have to send you a picture of the location...
05-17-2007 07:21 AM
josuar88 yay I want one
05-17-2007 06:48 AM
Lendo Bluetooth Ballin'
05-17-2007 05:55 AM
Saabster04 Nick,

I have a '04 9-3 Arc w/ the premium package and OnStar so I'm assuming that it's not pre-wired? The SID has the PHONE option which I'm guessing is for the OnStar phone? If I understand your post correctly, you're saying that all I would need to purchase is the harness to plug into the Tel1 and connect that to the EHU? When you say "Electronically remove" the CU/PS "OnStar" do you mean you did this w/ the TechII? This is all completely foreign to me if you can't already tell. I just bought the Motorola IHF1000 thinking I would be able to install it myself but I'm beginning to think I will be looking for someone with experience to do it for me. Anyone in Houston interested?
04-21-2007 07:00 AM
Originally Posted by dapturbo View Post
So can we can confirm that we can use all of the buttons on the car already? I have a "Phone" button as well as the keypad. Also, will the contact name come up on the SID display? Nick, what's the adapter piece that I see in the picture?
My understanding is that no, you can't use the keypad and phone buttons on the steering wheel on US cars no matter what . That is Europe only dangit (sounds like you add an additional SIM essentially making the car a second phone). The Saab factory bluetooth kit here is just the Moto IHF1000 and a harness that plugs into the TEL1 setup. If you have OnStar, then follow GenuineSaab's instructions. If no Onstar, then just plug the harness into the TEL1 and you're apparently good to go. No caller ID info other than the standard Motorola spoken caller ID (which works pretty well actually). Display will show "telephone" and mute the stereo. Sound comes out of the stereo speakers and you can utilize the existing factory mic. I installed a Parrot CK1000 on my GF's TSX ('05) and it works very similarily to the Moto. Putting it in was ridiculously easy thanks to parrotkit - fed right into the factory head unit and the only true PITA was installing the mic in the factory location. You can get BT in the '07 TSX now but retrofit isn't an option
04-11-2007 10:14 PM
Originally Posted by dapturbo View Post
So can we can confirm that we can use all of the buttons on the car already? I have a "Phone" button as well as the keypad. Also, will the contact name come up on the SID display? Nick, what's the adapter piece that I see in the picture?
The "Factory Bluetooth" is no more than the Motorola IHF 1000 repackaged without Motorola written on it. It is the exact same unit with the same functionality. Instead of paying $304 just buy an IHF 1000 off Ebay for $160 and the Saab handsfree harness for $17. $177 vs $304 Detailed install instructions for IHF 1000 for Saabs can be found at
04-10-2007 11:09 AM
dapturbo So can we can confirm that we can use all of the buttons on the car already? I have a "Phone" button as well as the keypad. Also, will the contact name come up on the SID display? Nick, what's the adapter piece that I see in the picture?
04-09-2007 07:37 AM
laxian55 How linked is it with the ECU? Possible wireless palm tuning? Prolly not but that would be sweet.
04-09-2007 07:29 AM
GenuineSaab I spent some time saturday working on the Aero.. On the cars with onstar, they of course want you to stay with using their analog system and the revenue it generates.

The onstar cars do not have the tel1 prewiring. It is as simple as adding an extra harness to the car, all is accessible behind the EHU. (In Center Dash) The only part there is that it takes the factory harness crimping tools to terminate the new harness. (It was made to fit a few cars) I can do this for people that get the whole kit and request it.

The rest is simple install with the great factory docs. There is no additional programming needed. I chose to electronically "remove" the CU/PS "Onstar" so there was no longer a "No Onstar message" on the sid.

My Blackberry pearl paired with little effort to "SAAB" which was sorta neat. The rest of the features are pretty cool, voice dialing, contact list, speed dial... all really easy to work and you never have to take your phone out of the pocket. Since I still had the onstar buttons up top I had to fit the controls down low and they are actually very easy to operate there.
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