Plug & Play installation by CD Changer connector
With this connector, you can usually connect it to all OG 9-3 models, because the CD storage cable harness is installed in the car (even if it does not have a CD STORAGE). The connector is located in the trunk on the left side behind the upholstery.
In the case of the early 1998 9-3, the connector is not found at the factory, in this case it must be connected to the connectors located at the foot of the “A” pillar on the left side with a BT Changer trunk harness.
Installation by soldering
The BT-Chanert can also be installed by soldering with a little skill. There is no need to cut the wire for connection, it is only necessary to connect it to the cable harness behind the head unit.
Important! The wire coming from the pink connector 7 and 8 pin of of the head unit must be combined and the gray wire (audio body) of the BT Changer must be connected to it. You can skip this step, but then these cables (7 red, 8 brown) must be cut. If you don’t do this, the audio signal will be noisy.
If there is a CD storage in the car, it must be disconnected.
Attention! You have to work with several wires of the same color, they are not interchangeable.
For the wiring diagram, click the button below:
By pressing the CD button twice, you can activate the BT Changer as if it were a CD Changer.
The BT Changer automatically switches to Bluetooth mode during operation, but for exemple by pressing the “1” CD button you can switch back from WIFI mode.
A new mobile device can be paired by pressing the “3” CD button. The display will then show “Pairing”. A successful pairing is indicated by “Pair Success”.
Display metadata on the SID
BT Changer can display the following meta data in both rows of the factory SID display.
- Artist: the performer of the song
- Album: the title of the album
- Title: title of the track
- No meta: only the BT Changer text or the custom text on the display
- All text off: remove all text, the factory specifications are visible
By pressing the “4” DC button, you can select the contents of the first row and the “5” DC button you can select the content of the second row. Unfortunately, due to the physical limitations of the factory Saab SID display, only 12 characters are visible. By pressing the “2” DC button, the current metadata scrolls on the SID.