S-S-S-Something from the in-box:
I have a 2004 Saab Sport Sedan with the original factory Radio and seven speakers. I would like to replace the speakers to improve the sound (the factory system Sucks).
Can you give me any ideas? I checked the Crutchfield website in the USA or do you know if this is relatively easy to do myself, if I buy the speakers. [Do you know] if there’s a amplifier to replace???
That’s from Waldemar in Tampa Bay.
I’ll make this short and tell you that I have no idea at all about changing out the audio system or speakers in a 9-3, but I do know that it’s a common complaint. In the 2007 model, Saab changed the audio system for a generic-looking but much better sounding unit. Pre-2007 cars have the audio system as a rather common complaint. Unfortunately, I stem from the DIN generation, so I have little idea about removing or replacing these integrated factory units.
Ordinarily, I’d refer you to one of the excellent Saab forums and as this is an ordinary day, here’s the link to the best one: SaabCentral.
But perhaps someone that visits here might have an answer or an insight that might be useful. I’m sure there’s more than one person with a pre-07 model 9-3 that’d like to improve their sound quality and would therefore be very interested in the answer.