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    2002 Saab 9-3 SE: audio manual/wiring diagram to change out radio/head unit

    Hi, All!

    We have had our 2002 9-3 SE since new. Now passing it on to our 16 year old, who wants to change out the head unit (radio).

    We're looking for help understanding the wiring system. We have a Chilton's manual but figuring out the wiring harness is turning out to be a bear.

    I've searched this site and cannot find what I'm looking for - but I'm a noob here.

    Do you know of an audio manual, wiring diagram (preferably with colors!), and/or a tutorial for the audio system? We're a little desperate at this point!

    Thanks for any help-
    Ivy

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    Dave T.
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    Years ago, Crutchfield had many kits for many cars. They are still in business.

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    Thank you. We'll look again at Crutchfield and see if we missed something. They appeared to think we had a different head unit and directed us to the single-DIN radios, so that makes us worry!

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    Dave T.
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    Probably because good employees are hard to find. Many years ago, Crutchfield was mainly selling replacement upgraded car radios. Now it's hard to replace the radio in cars so I think that expertise has been lost and employees mainly sell audio equipment not for cars.

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