1995 SAAB 900 SE Turbo from North America
I LOVE MY GIRL INGRID.
The problem is that the radio does not work. The computer display works fine. It tells me outside temperature, distance to empty, etc, etc, but when I turn on the radio, nothing happens. The antenna threatens to move, but does not. I have a cd changer in the back that is definitely getting power because I hear it looking for the CD, but nothing happens.
I have been looking at after market radios, but I'd really prefer to keep this one. ANY SUGGESTIONS OUT THERE?
Ingrid is my Saab's name and I plan to keep her til the end. The car still handles perfectly. I did notice that sometimes the clutch seems stiff but that's really about it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th January, 2007
25th Jan 2007, 05:50
Eeeewwwww!!! After reading this, I'm tempted to sell mine & never admit that I owned one.
8th May 2007, 07:50
Is this a Blaupunkt radio? (Typical on SAABs and some Mercedes). If so, it probably requires the use of security codes (I kid you not) to unlock its operation. The theory is that a radio thief has no incentive to steal something that won't work. The reality is that in the USA, most radios are stolen by smash-and-grab dopeheads looking for their next fix who have no idea what they're getting anyway.
I looked at a used SAAB that I didn't buy (for other reasons) and neither of the last two owners ever got the codes either.
I'd replace the thing, with a Pioneer or JVC, or maybe Dual. But that's me.
15th Jul 2007, 23:59
I think I'll sell mine to buy drugs.
30th Sep 2011, 18:44
First remove the fuse for the radio, then the radio diagnostics. Then place them back in their correct place, power on the radio, and it will ask for the code; enter it and you're set...
3rd Oct 2011, 08:50
Yep - After reading this - I'm actually glad I sold mine - not because it wasn't a great car it was - a car *named* "Ingrid" really creeps me out. No more Saabs for me!