Plug & Play installation by CD Changer connector
Models equipped with a CD Changer can be connected with this cable harness in the fastest and easiest way. Click here for the tutorial video!
Plug & Play installation by trunk harness
In the case of the OG 9-5 models without a CD Changer, there are two connectors in the trunk on the left under the upholstery, to which the BT Changer can be connected.
Here are some photos of the installation: Installation by trunk harness (9-5 Estate, 1999-2005)
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 legs 20 and 25 of the connector of the head unit must be joined together and the gray wire (audio body) of the BT Changer must be connected to it. You can skip this connection, but then these cables (20 black, 25 red/white) 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 (long press!) the “SEEK” 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.